We use a broom as Justices flirt pole. She goes insane when I pick up ANY broom. She will play for a while, jumping & snapping & trying to catch it. I let her catch it sometimes then we play tug. Like you, I lose. AND if I dont tug with her fast enough she runs into me full force, knocks me on my butt & takes it. She so does not play fair.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.