Friday, February 16, 2007

New Sport

Our little sleetstorm of a couple of days ago coupled with bitter cold has created a frozen crust as hard as a cinder block across our neighborhood. Last night I finally managed to chisel one of the cars out of the solidified slush. Pappy's working on eating his way through it all.

The other night as I was headed out to walk Pappy, I pocketed a rubber ball thinking we might play a little fetch in the snow. The big field near our house was surfaced with a perfect sheet of ice. I tossed the ball once to see if Pappy had problems with the footing...and he loved it. Chasing the ball, he'd whack it with his nose and it would roll along for hundreds of feet with him skittering along behind. Finally the ball would end up in a row of shrubs, and he'd race back with it to start again. Presto, dog curling! If we set Pappy loose with a ball on the shrubless expanse of a glacier, we might never see him again.

7 comments:

Gus said...

Maybe you should look for a "kiddie" hockey puck and see what happens. Pappy might have a future in the NHL. He'd look great in a jersey

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Is he a canadien perhaps?

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Pappy's Fella said...

Gus,
I think you are right that he's got the rough-and-tumble persona of a Gretzky. But wouldn't be worth investing in special gear-- here all the ice melts in a day... normally anyway. Weird February.

Buster,
Pappy was born and bred in the Old Line State. But he knows hosers when he sees 'em.

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hey Pappy,

You have been nominated for "Awesome Blog Award" over at the DWB BoneZone, head on over and cast your vote :-)

Love
Opy

Pappy's Fella said...

Opy,
Ay-yi-yi-- Ao4, Fufu, and Boo competing against me? I hain't got a chance.

Finnegan said...

Wow! That sounds like fun for you! Don't slide to fast into the bushes...OUCH!

Woofs,
Finnegan

Pappy's Fella said...

Pfinnegan,
Pappy may not be the smartest, or the fastest, or the most obedient-- but he is probably in the 90th percentile for nimbleness. He does really well on the ice, except when he is sleepy. This morning he looked like he was sliding sideways across the yard when he went out to pee.