Friday, April 9, 2010

Lazy Afternoon

Not every outing is an organized game. We have our carrot hunts, and bobbing for apples. We have times when we throw the balls to be brought back and any other games I can think up for doggie entertainment. Sometimes our midday playtime is unstructured and everyone has to find something to do on their own.

Sticks are one of the most popular ways to spend their outside time. Sticks aren't allowed in the house for obvious reasons, so they enjoy having a chance to relax under a tree and chew. Notice above that Samba's coat is growing in. It's still pretty thin, but it's starting to cover the bald spots.

Bailey isn't playing with the ball, but she doesn't want to give it up either. She's having a little catnap while hanging onto her prize.

Sky noticed the camera, and ham that he is, he's asking to have his picture taken.

Morgan's favorite spot in the yard is here beside the tower. She takes her toys there, in this case a stick, and enjoys them in peace.

Fudge likes to run around the yard with the ball in his huge mouth, humming and sticking his face into the other dog's faces. He hopes that they'll jump up and chase him. Most of them just ignore him because he's so annoying.

Samba traded in her tiny stick for a larger model. She's chewing on the side with the paralysis. I'm not sure what that means. Is she getting better? We have to wipe her face a lot because she drools on that side, but I'm hoping when she sees Dr B next month, he'll tell me she's better.

More sticks are in play. What are they watching?

Their other favorite activity. Norma Jean is starting a run around. One dog will start running as fast as she can go back and forth across the yard and the others can't keep from joining in. It's contageous.

Fudge has given up on the others and brought his ball to me to admire. He doesn't want me to throw it, just to tell him how wonderful he is. It's interesting to just sit back and watch how they entertain themselves.


bbes tribe said...

Hi furiends, Looks like you were having fun just hanging out doing your thing. That is good sometimes too. Have a great weekend.
Love & wags
Ernie, Sasha, Chica

Vivian said...

Fudge holding the ball like a big orange, so sweet. Bucky used to carry a knitted yellow ball around like that, and it looked like a lemon sticking out of his mouth. He never got the idea of chasing after a ball either.

Channon said...

They're all such characters. I love that Sky likes to have his picture taken.

Stella said...

Okay, Porties, here's what you do. Tell your Mom to hire a full time activities director, then you could always be assured of having games to play (different ones!) whenever you wanted.

I know its a good idea and I can come up with them anytime you need one.


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Isn't it amazing to see the games they come up with and the rules - even little puppies have games.

Marjie said...

If Samba's using the side of her mouth that has the paralysis, I'd say that's a hopeful sign! Fudge is funny, bringing his ball to you for admiration. Have a great weekend, all!

Sam said...

Their distinct personalities are hysterical. I especially enjoyed Fudge coming up to you to show off his toy.

scotsmad said...

What fun! Just doin' your own thing.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

soulbrush said...

gosh the grass is still so brown there. what fun, hope you are feeling a lot better, i am still battling. thanks for your good wishes, we shall overcome hey friend!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great time you're all having! That big orange ball sure looks like fun, Fudge!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

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The OP Pack said...

Yes, it must be a lot of fun to watch all the different personalities and how they like to play. We don't have many sticks in the yard, just not enough big trees, but Ciara and Thunder love to find big chunks of mulch to chew on and leave all the little pieces on the deck for Mom to sweep.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

LizzieJane said...

How well you know them all. It is so lovely to see them all running in the garden. They sure do know how to have fun.

Mango said...

There are many fun activities available. It is great to see a family where each pup gets the games they most enjoy.


Nichole said...

Great pics... :)

Thor said...

Looks like everyone are having a great time. Great pictures.