Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Girl Threw a Ball...

I threw a ball into the air.
It landed, but I know not where.
(Toby has a better idea than I do...)
WHOOPS!
"The wind came up and blew around,
Would it please blew our tennis ball down?"
(waiting... waiting... waiting...)
"We heard a roll, a tremble of the roof,
He posed to jump, his paws aloof.
 "He reached up skyward with strength and might
He'd claim this ball with brawn and fight!"
"He leaped, he leaped, he leaped very high!
And the ball rolled down, as if dropping from the sky".
CAUGHT!

"The wait was over, the ball returned to his glove,
The victory lap began, his eyes brimming with love."
And all is good once again.

18 comments:

Sam said...

Dogs are just the best. Sometimes as simple as a ball rolling off of a roof just makes their day.

Rohrerbot said...

Puppy thinking:) On my carpool days, I take a laser light with this Shepard dog and it waits for me to shoot this light around the house or outside. My friend just lost of dog last night and she's going through a rough spell right now. Animals, like our 5 cats, make wonderful companions and I can't imagine our home without them.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Lasers are the best toys for those dogs/cats who like them. Entertainment galore! So sorry about your friend, our sympathy is offered.

Stella said...

Atta boy to Toby the ball catcher, but how is his beautiful kennel-mate gonna handle this. Looks like SHE wanted to win very much!

Kisses,
Stella

Sam said...

Are roof is full of those things! Mom throws like a girl!

Sam

Thérèse said...

Beautiful beautiful dogs and how fun to watch your pics and read you prose!
Toby has the last word with his ear still in motion and in the wait of the next game to come.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Isn't that the curse of being a girl? Sam, just bear with mom...

Kathy said...

Loved your little poem. They're happy again.

Banjo52 said...

Good times!

Elaine said...

Well done, Toby, and well done, Brenda. Lovely story!

Sandra said...

great story great shots. our balls come right back down fast as they hit on the roof because we have shingles not tiles.

Ellen said...

Oh your precious furkids! So full of energy and love. They are wonderful.

altadenahiker said...

And he loved life, he loved it all
So long as he could catch the ball.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Your poem is a perfect description of the photos. Nicely done, on both fronts! Congratutaltions, Toby! Great catch!

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

Pat Tillett said...

"and mighty Casey (toby in this case), did NOT strike out!"

Great post! The poem is perfect for the photos...

Shane Kent Louis said...

Wow, they are very energetic! they look cool on their shots



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Whitemist said...

sounds about right. Do they all love to do this?

kulasa said...

they are so cute! dogs really do know how to have fun, I love that photo of them looking up praying for the ball to fall, so cute!