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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.

Monday, August 17, 2015

F is for FRISBEE

This week, ABC Wednesday is brought to you by the letter F - f as in fast, fizzle, focus, fetch, fly, face, and farm.  It is also brought to you by the fetching Denise Nesbitt, the creator of ABCW, and by the frisky Roger, our fabled administrator.  Don't forget about the friendly team of bloggers who help out by flitting over to many contributors in order to formulate lovely comments for you all.

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. 





20 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

I suppose F is for the faux pas your dog did...

ROG, ABCW

Joy said...

She is definitely not letting that Frisbee out of her sight, love the action shots.

Hildred said...

Dog days here in B.C........

happywonderer.com said...

Great way to make sure your dog gets exercise!! Fun Fotos!

K V V S MURTHY said...

Great post for F.Have a nice day.

Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil said...

How many things are cuter than dogs and Frisbees? Look at those big, floppy ears, the smile. My God, you have the cutest doggie!! Amy

DEE DEE said...

You dog is so cute, and nice read on Frisbee

Ira said...

Feast post fetching the Frisbee!

tulika singh said...

the first one is such a wonderful capture. She sure loves her frisbee.
BeatAboutThe Book

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

With humans, Frisbee (the game of "Ultimate") is trending. Canines have known about this fun for a very long time. Great post!

Janis
GDP

Lmkazmierczak said...

Fun post...love your dog. Frisbee is a great activity...I think I'll keep one in my car for when my grandkids need something to do!

Ann said...

Your are both getting all that wonderful sunshine and exercise.
Ann

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I can't believe I've never though of using a gardening glove when I play fetch with my dogs. I admire your diligence in taking your dog out for walks and play, because I'm not very consistent with that. Stay cool and blessings, my friend!

lotusleaf said...

This year's Sundance Festival award went to a short film on Frisbee -175 Grams.It showcased the concentration, team spirit and hope of the
frisbee players in India.

photowannabe said...

Good for you and good for Tegan.
This hot weather has caused my hubby and I to flee to the mountains for a few days....no Frisbee throwing for us though.

Beverley Baird said...

Love the series of photos. What a fun way to start the day. Great choice for F

Nabanita said...

Good way to get some exercise! For some reason it's reminding me of the beach...:)

Trubes said...

FUN times with Tegan and her FABULOUS TRISBEE, what a FAB lifestyle
your dawgie has, she a lucky girl, no wonder she's always smiling.

best wishes,
Di,
ABCW team.

P.S. Leslie, I left a reply to your comment, re 'Longfellow' on my site,
which you may find of interest!
Happy weekend and Frisbee-ing too. D.xx

Black Jack's Carol said...

I am so impressed that you can throw a frisbee well enough for Tegan to catch. I tried to learn to do that but was a dismal Failure :) It must have been Flying high for her to have to stand on two legs to grasp it. Fabulous Fotos and a Fun post, Leslie!

Melody Steenkamp said...

Firstly my apologies for a late comment, i have been far to busy repairing my blog after a moval from one host to another... and taking care of other things that needed to be taken care of since my husband and i have health issues at the same time.

Wonderful to see how your dog enjoys playing with it, mine won't, they're just to lazy ;-)

have a nice weekend

Melody (abc-w-team)