I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ball reconnaissance mission



Stumpy doesn't leave the driveway when chasing balls for fear of getting attacked by the cactus. Every few weeks I go on a reconnaissance to reclaim the lost balls.

Can you find the tennis ball?



This hard rubber ball has been impaled on this cactus for a couple of weeks; through high winds and heavy rain.

Mission accomplished!

Now I get to remove needles from the balls and the soles of my shoes. Have I mentioned I am not a fan of cactus?

12 comments:

Wyatt said...

Thoses things are wicked

Wyatt

The Thundering Herd said...

So, Stumpy, you have your humans trained in fetch? Excellent work.

Sandra said...

Oh, I would not like that at all. You are a good human to do this for your dogs. I have a whole new appreciation for where you live and for the Berner surviving it on his own.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ouchie - we are glad that we are not balls:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Southbaygirl said...

Cacti are MEAN! when I was a young cattle dog, I chased a bunny into a beaver tail cactus-jumped right on it and I got those stickeries in my legs and paws...I dont like them either! I think I'd leave my balls there too!!

Woof

Velcro

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Wyatt, wicked isputting it mildly!

TTH, hmmm... I never thought of that! but yeah, I guess she does.

Sandra, I pull those @#$%@&*!!! out of Alf every time he goes out and comes back in. It's AWFUL!

OP Pack, It's much better being a dog whose 2 legged fetches the ball for them (as the Thundering Herd pointed out)

Velcro, I hoped you learned your lesson! I know Stumpy has...Alfy? I don't know if he will ever learn!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Stumpy you are one smart pup not to go into those picky things.. That can be painful..
Mom great job at the collecting.. You are such a great Mom...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

mayziegal said...

Oh, I do NOT like the pointy things either. I think you must be one of the best moms ever to go retrieve those balls!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

PeeS. My mom says she thinks that pot o' balls would makes a lovely centerpiece.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It won't be long 'til those khakhti are things of the past!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Huh I think mom deserves a cookie for getting them. Ouch!
Thank you again for the deeeelicous cookies!
norwood

tula said...

hey stumpy! you're not jokin' when woo say woo live in dirtville! those cacti are no joke either.. ooowie!

our special cookie pressie has arrived.droolies, droolies. mom wants to post it.. stay tuned. stay kool. stay outta the cacti!

MONSTAH

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Heelers, a well trained mom is a great mom, so I am told.

Mayziegal, thanks, I do my best.

Khyra, I can't wait!

Norwood, I prefer chocolate chip, if you're doing the baking!

Tula, Hope you like your cookies!