As many of you know, Dixie really packed on the pounds last winter. We didn't really notice until March when we brought her sister Jenna (the Supermodel) home to live with us. Boy, was there a difference between the two! Dixie had gained quite a little belly during the winter months. With the noticeable difference staring Mommy in the face, Dixie's life began to change.
DBJ (Dixie Before Jenna)
Dixie still likes to retrieve balls, but not as much when Jenna is outside with her. Jenna also LOVES to retrieve. Jenna drops the ball without the need of a command and easily allows Mommy to throw it again. Dixie carries two around in her mouth at all times when Jenna is nearby and will NOT drop them! Why can't Dixie understand that Jenna has her own and isn't interested in Dixie's?? I think the real difference is that Jenna loves the action of retrieving and Dixie loves the actual tennis balls.
As a result of Dixie's stubbornness, I fear Dixie may pack the pounds on again this winter. Dixie sometimes runs along beside Jenna with two tennis balls in her mouth as Jenna runs to fetch her ball. And if Jenna didn't spot the throw, Dixie will run in the direction of the ball (with two in her mouth) to show Jenna where to look! But there are other times when Dixie just stands beside Mommy and watches as Jenna retrieves. Dixie is so fearful her tennis balls are going to disappear. I hate to tell Dixie, but standing in place and WATCHING as your sister run around will NOT improve your waistline! She would probably tell me the same thing, but I have old age as an excuse.
Dixie's current slim and trim waist . . .
Now if only I could throw the ball and watch Mommy run after it . . . hmmmm. Perhaps I should mention that idea to Daddy!