Monday, August 04, 2008

World's Most Annoying Dog

Be it a swimming pool or a tidal pool, Pappy's favorite game is to drop his ball repeatedly into the water and then whine and angst until it's close enough to snatch out of the water. And then he drops it back in the water. Pappy's not afraid of swimming off of a shallow beach, but he is afraid of steep dropoffs and so won't go swimming after the ball. This video is of Pappy at my cousin's beach where they have a little tidal wading pool formed by some ancestor jamming a stick of dynamite into the rocks-- before the days of ecological correctness and greening.


Okay, so the other day Pappy was standing out on the rocks, drops his ball in the water, paws at it once or twice, and watches mournfully as it as the tide carries it away to sea. Now Pappy has been swimming in the bay since we arrived, but he has developed a flash neurosis and can only stand on the rocks whining about his lost ball while staring out to sea. I break out the kayak and paddle out after the ball. On turning around to return to shore who should I see paddling after me but our insane little seal dog, churning away in my wake. All I'm saying is that he could have saved me some trouble.

12 comments:

The Brat Pack said...

OK, that's TOO funny!

Bear

Jackson said...

I just watched the video and I feel his pain! J x

Gina's Public Diary said...

Oh how adorable! So funny!
My brother's rottweiler pushes his ball under the sofa and whines until my brother gets it for him. A cute game to him but not my brother. :)

Tuffy said...

You're brave Pappy! I wouldn't go anywhere near that water.

Berreta said...

I am Berretta and I like to chase balls in the water too

FleasGang said...

That is almost too frustrating for us to watch. He needs professional help :-)

The FleasGang

William Tell said...

Kinda reminds me of Wilson in that Tom Hanks movie (sniff). Only funnier, of course. :)

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Ippo said...

You gotta love Pappy for making you fetch his ball!

3dogcache said...

Did you say Smart?

3dogcache

3dogcache said...

Did you say Smart? hahahaha

3dogcache

3dogcache said...

I thought you said he was Smart? too fricken funny

3dogcache

Jenny said...

My dog will do the same thing in our backyard pond...which isn't much bigger than him...but he's a wimp and doesn't want to get wet.