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The word I've chosen for the week is FRISBEE because I seem to be playing with it every morning of the week! This is the "toy" that keeps my cute little yellow English Lab's attention. I've taught her to fetch it and bring it back to me, drop it at my feet, and sit to wait until I throw it again. As I mentioned in last week's post, we've been having a heat wave (isn't that a song?) all summer, so I have to make sure I get up and out before 9 in the morning for her to get some exercise. If I don't, she pesters me by whining until we go somewhere!
It doesn't take long before she's gasping for water, which I bring along and put into a small bowl. But she won't give up until I can tell she's exhausted. Even though she wants to keep going, she gives in and follows me back to the car. When we get home, she flops on the hardwood floor in the same spot every time - she's found her sweet spot, I guess. At least then I can get some work done while she naps. She wants to go again in the afternoon and in the evening, but lately it has just been too hot. But I take her for lovely air-conditioned car rides and we stop here and there for her to have a little sniff around.
Just thought I'd share a few photos to show you how well she does with the Frisbee by catching it in the air - if I throw it half decently. Don't you just love that smile at the end? Oh and if you noticed how disgustingly slimy her Frisbee is, I make sure I wear an old gardening glove to throw it.
- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.