Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Lilly Belle, Part One

Finally, after nearly seven months, we have a new foster dog.

She's pretty much a goofball, even though at 6-7 years old she's officially a "senior dog" (too bad PetsMart doesn't give discounts for senior pets).

I discovered that her idea of Fetch consists of bringing a ball back, dropping it, then picking it up again the moment you reach for it.

Psych!! she says. Ha ha! Bitch.

So I invented Perpetual Motion Fetch, which means that when she returns with Ball #1, I'm holding Ball #2, which I don't throw until she drops Ball #1 at my feet, then sits her butt on the grass (or the snow, in rare cases).

It's like juggling, but with a dog playing the role of gravity. Here's a silent movie to demonstrate.

Other than that tiny streak of brattiness independence, she's wonderful. Meadow's a little disappointed that she doesn't want to romp, but at Meadow's age (6) and with her medical history (herniated disc '04) she's better off hanging up her wrestling duds and being content with leaving non-greyhound Lilly Belle in the proverbial dust.



Your new foster dog looks a lot like my dog, which is funny because I do that same fetch thing with her too. Except instead of dropping the original, she just chews it for a while until I throw doll #2.

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 2/02/2007 8:29 PM

Oh, LOOK at that face!!! Happy puppy.

Posted by: Blogger Gabrielle at 2/05/2007 5:56 AM

What a cute dog!

Gracie plays the same version of almost-fetch, though usually with sticks.

Posted by: Blogger Dave S. at 2/05/2007 11:38 AM

awww what a cute dog!!!

Posted by: Blogger Jess at 2/09/2007 11:50 AM

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