Long Time No See

It’s been almost a month since I posted.  Gah!  I know, sorry sorry!  I worked 6 of 7 days one week, which doesn’t leave much blogging time.  The next weekend it peed rain – not conducive to photo taking.  Last weekend we had an agility trial, so effectively just one day off.  And today is my only day off this week too, but I snuck in some photo time, and edited whilst cooking collard greens for the dogs.  Hopefully, the photos make up for lost time.  Because today we played with the one toy guaranteed to make Wootie’s face look like this:

Can you guess what it is?

That’s a seriously happy face!

Really, really excited!

Until it all started to go South …

And then his favourite toy betrayed him.

I fully admit I was laughing so hard that I didn’t get the shot previous, where he bounced off the ball chest first, which in turn led to this magnificent handstand.  And then I got worried when the handstand culminated in Wootie bouncing off the earth on his back and I dropped the camera (well, not dropped it dropped it – it was strapped around my neck) because I was scared he was hurt.

He was fine though, right back at it after catching his breath.

Piper punished the ball accordingly.

That’s right, it’s my bitch.

But the ball was not done claiming victims this afternoon!

The moment where he realizes it’s going wrong …

hahahahaahah!  He wanted nothing to do with it after that.

Is it gone yet?

TWooie, naturally, refused to play.

And Addy was suspicious of it the moment I blew it up.

I love that giant ball toy!

Dexter did really well at the trial!  He got a Steeplechase Q with a first place and a Gamblers Q with a first place!  To be fair, there was only one other dog in his height class entered, but still.  He had a very nice Advanced Standard, but didn’t stay on the table, so no Q, but still quite a lovely run.  There may be hope for something other than total humiliation at Nationals in a couple of weeks!  Very proud of my handsome feller, he is finally – maybe – growing up!

And now, since I have to work tomorrow, it’s almost bed time.  So I leave you with some ducks.

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