Monday, June 9, 2014

Play Ball!

Mommy bought us a bag of brand new tennis balls.  We go through them pretty quickly at our house.  Aunt Kelly gave us a bag for Christmas, and for the most part they've all been destroyed!  Mommy thought it would be a good idea to put the balls in a container on the deck for us.  What was she thinking???  Did she forget that Dixie insists upon stuffing her mouth with two if there are extras lying around?  And then Dixie refuses to let go of them.  Why did Mommy not think of these scenarios?  Dumb-de-dumb-dumb!

I hardly play ball myself anymore, but the girls love to play.  Especially Dixie.  Jenna, however, was the one who surprised us recently with her determination to play.  Frequently she will retrieve a ball only to have Dixie grab it as soon as it falls out of Jenna's mouth.   But with a plethora of tennis balls on hand, Jenna wasn't giving up.  She continued to take a ball and bring it to Daddy until her supply ran out.  Daddy threw the ball and Jenna retrieved it.  Dixie nabbed it and ran off with it.  So Jenna took another ball from the supply and the steps were repeated.  Over and over and over.

Poor girl.  I felt a little sorry for Jenna until I remembered how she likes to grab the frisbees out of my mouth even when she already has her own!

Jenna also displayed her smarts by taking a short cut.  Instead of climbing the deck steps to bring the ball to Daddy, she would sling it to him under the deck railing.  My parents couldn't decide if she was being lazy or smart.  I personally think anything to avoid stairs is smart (right, Grandma?).  Unfortunately, sometimes Dixie still managed to get her teeth on the ball before Daddy could pick it up with the Chuck-It.  That didn't seem to bother Jenna.  She just kept going until the ball supply ran out!

Mommy's real problem with leaving all the tennis balls outside is that we can only carry two each (if we're lucky).  That means what when we're feeling lazy or stubborn, and the balls are all over the yard, guess who gets to pretend she's a retriever???

So long for now,

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