These ball dogs are the secret weapon Wimbledon is missing

This needs to happen. Right now.

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We love Wimbledon, with its strawberries, Pimms and umbrellas.

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But you know what Wimbledon is missing? Ball dogs.

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Meet Frida, Costela, Mel and Isabelle…

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They were rescued from the streets of Sao Paulo and spent months in training for their special role collecting tennis balls during an exhibition match at the Brazil Open.

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They even got special doggy outfits for the occasion…

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Sometimes the shelter dogs were a little too fond of the balls they were sent to fetch.

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Or got confused about which direction they were going.

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But nevertheless, this is a great thing to have happened. 

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C’mon Wimbledon. You’d be barking mad to turn down these guys.