Monday, March 12, 2012

A Frisbee is not a Tennis Ball by Dexter


What greater pleasure is there in life beyond retrieving a tennis ball? Friends, I will confess that when engaged in said activity, yours truly is sometimes even too distracted to consume noms. Yes, that's how good it is.

However, our good buddy, Bolo, sent a parcel to our estate which contained an object known as a Frisbee. Momma assured me that this, too, was a retrieving toy and my labraheart would fill with joy chasing it about the yard.

I was skeptical.




While I did gamely scamper after momma's sorry excuses for Frisbee tosses, any hope of fun was quickly set aside once the fun police a.k.a. jaws on doom clamped on to the blue disk.





As you can see, just a brief journey into that bottomless maw caused irrevocable structural integrity breaches.





While a bit sorry that I did not have more time to perfect my Frisbee skills, I was not entirely disappointed when momma asked me if I would prefer to break out the tennis balls.






I was quick to secure one for my own enjoyment before the Relentlessly Slow of Thought was able to react to the fact that the joyful golden orbs had, once again, made an appearance.







Not one for hackneyed phrases of questionable origin, I felt compelled to shout out "let the good times roll!" Such is the thrill of tennis ball that it renders one virtually incapable of proper speech.






I played until I could play no more.





But have no doubt. A short sun bake will leave me ready to go again.



While I rest, you can watch an exciting movie of my close encounter of the Frisbee kind here or below.




Dexter done!

P.S. Being a rugged, athletic, all weather kind of chap, I enjoy snow, sleet, rain, as well as sunshine. But since many of my readers pine for the white stuff, I give you this photo of our last remaining snowbank.




44 comments:

Bouncing Bertie said...

Re the today's title Dexter.
As we believe you say in the USA
DUH!
Please remember that your fellow bloggers are a pretty bright bunch on the whole and do not want to read statements of the obvious...
Toodle pip!
Bertie (with Monday morning grumps).

charlene and Storm said...

ahhh glad you had fun with your golden orbs dexter, stormy loves his kong air tennis balls. i mean how can you not love something that squeeks and bounces too, heaven in a round package xxx

scotsmad said...

Yeah, tennis ball every time!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

Love the snow bank. Sometimes we have one....when SHE defrosts the freezer!

3 doxies said...

I likes tennis balls too but I has to be supervised too cuz I has been known to splits them in half.

Mango skeeres me withs his destructive jaws. I feels very sures he not means to do it though.

Puddles

Wild Dingo said...

you need to show our cracker how to stay cracker for a ball. he goes for 1 or 2 throws then he's all "it's just a ball..." shhessh. "JUST a ball..." no self respecting cracker or labranut could ever say "JUST a ball..." he needs lessons... can you teach him?

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Now what of been really fun - would have been to chase a tennis ball up and down your snow back.....what - not enough you say :)

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Well, you see, Dexter, I do both tennis balls and Frisbees and they are both GREAT! The whoosh of the Frisbee is quite a different thrill from the bounce of the ball! The trick, however, is to find a really tough Frisbee. It took #1 years to ferret out the couple of brands that actually stand up to my jaws of doom for longer than an hour...

Woofs,
Tommy

Casey said...

I don't really see the point of frisbees either. Mom used to try to get me to chase them, but... meh. Give me a good stuffie any day!

Sarge said...

Hey Dexter!
Wow, I bet that frisbee had great fun potential until it was... um ..."altered" by MRH. I can't seem to get the hang of one of those. Looks like those tennis balls work for your labrabounding self! BOL. Great catch.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

harrispen said...

My Nina loves her Frisbee and never cared much for retrieving tennis balls. It does help to have an expert thrower for the Frisbee to get that perfect glide. Nina is lucky to have a dad that is very good at the throwing part and often catches it in flight.

Cindy

Sarge said...

Hey Mango Mom!
Wow, I'm just getting caught up in Blogville and was sorry to hear you had the sickies! Gosh, sounds like no fun at all. Reading about pooches is great, but more fun at home. I'm sure MRH was worried and glad when you got back home. I'm sending you my healing vibes just to be sure you are a-okay.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

That is a TINY (compared to your labraHOOOOOOGEness) snow bank you have there. I fear that the Snow Bank is about to Default in the springlike temps. though.

Ms. ~K said...

We've never had a flying disc, don't one...we like balls!
Hope MangoMom is taking it easy and feeling lots better!
xoxo

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Dexter, I am with you on the ball preference! I love balls, especially my rubber balls on a rope - and having a rope on the end means Muzzle can throw it without looking like a complete idiot too. She'd be even worse with a frisbee, I think.

Kisses to you and Mango,

Love Mins & Daisy xxx

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Dexter, Mabel Lou sez "tennis balls rule!" I do love the action shot of the RH with the frisbee...

Jo's World said...

You are a tennis professional, Peewee and can only go on to greater things with the tennis ball.

Cheers!

Stella

Bolo said...

Well, I'm glad you had SOME fun with the frisbee, even if it didn't last all that long.

Bolo

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

Yep, you sure are a Ball-dog, Dexter! I wonder why they don't have Ball-dogs at Wimbledon and the US Open?
Baffling!
Lotsalicks
TOBY IN SOUTH AFRICA

Remington said...

FUN TIMES! Thank you so much for the positive thoughts while I was ill this past weekend! I appreciated it!

Dexter Dog said...

My sister is a black Labrador and she says if she had a choice of a big chewy or a tennis ball, the tennis ball would win every time.

Sue said...

We have our favorites here, too. Sky loves his glowball more than anything and always has it close by. Samba and the girls adore the frisbee. But we're all adaptable.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

chicamom85 said...

Dexter, I love watching you run and play. Those frisbees aren't as much fun as a ball anyway. Now please go out and chase the wonderful tennis balls until your legs can't carry you. Wow Bertie must be in a bad mood today lol.


Loveys Sasha

Macintosh Mitch said...

I knew exactly what I was going to say until I saw your snowbank! You guys crack me up!

Love ya lots,
Mitch

houndstooth said...

Oh Dexter, I completely share your despair over toys that are damaged my a siblings' gaping maw. In our case, it is Morgan who destroys anything fun and worth playing with. Fortunately, Mom lets me keep my favorites safe and sound in the attic so Morgan can't play with them!

Bunny

Wyatt said...

You are a first class fetcher and catcher, Dexter! We should start a Blogville softball team.
I know some cute cheerleaders :D

Wyatt

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Best to put the Frisbee out of its misery anyway.

rottrover said...

We just don't get it... wwwaaaaaayyyy too much energy.

-Bart and Ruby

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Did woo save THAT snowbank fur ME???

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Moose Dog said...

That frisbee looked pretty fun! Have you seen the soft ones- I bet the fun police couldn't break it so easy. Of course that won't help your momma throw it better! Heh heh.... Of course if it ain't broke don't fix it when it comes to retrievables!

The Thuglets said...

Shame about your frisbee but you certainly had fun with your balls!
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Leslie said...

LOL - love your last remaining "snowbank". ;)

I'm impressed that you guys actually took to the frisbee - my Beau never quite got the hang of it and Bella, well, Bella doesn't fetch - period.

Love the video. Great to see Mango in action, too. Looking good there, buddy.

The Army of Four said...

Oh, does that look like a GREAT round of Tennis Ball! And sigh... look at the snow! What could be better than a combo of both?!?
Luv,
Dave
PS: RIP, Frisbee!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Wow. Um. We're, uh, in awe of your ginormous snowbank. I bet that will still be there in July. Or maybe it will make it until the sun crosses over your deck... As I'm sure you are aware, we are big frisbee fans, although we prefer the soft variety - they don't, ah, break so easily, and when Mom executes a poor throw (as is often the case here), they don't hit one on the snooter with such force. Sorry that the RH destroyed your fun - maybe he thought it was just a giant car cookie? Happy tennis ball times, labradude!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Chester said...

There musta been a handsome quarterback lurkin' about somewhere in my gene pool 'cuz it's all about FOOTBALLS for me, Dex. My most favorite football is the one that wears the same coat as your golden orbs. You should try one - they are sure to get your labracracker blood in a boil in no time flat. Frisbees don't get much air time at my house either - could be the reason I never felt much love for them.

I strolled back thru some of your previous posts and was sorry to see that your DOH left you unexpectantly home alone with the master. I hope she has learned her lesson and remains faithfully by your side from here on out - even if that means the underwater treadmill for her.

Woofs and golden slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

GASP! Puhleeze tell me she didn't have that checkered sleepwear on when she stumbled home after the sleepover!!!!!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Dexter, Good frisbee action happening buddy. We must admit though, your tennis ball skills are worthy of the Olympics. Looks like you are going to have a great summer of ball play. See ya dude. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory
P.S. Would you believe Tyler does not chase tennis balls!!! And he's a labradude like yourself.

Ludo van Doggy said...

You has to watch out for them hard frisbees dexter when you has a mom/mum who aims them at your face. Dont trust them!
~Lickies, Ludo

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Wow, have we missed a lot! First and foremost, we're glad Mango Momma is home safe and does not apparently have a dodgy ticker. Nonetheless, Mango, you are to be commended for riding close herd on her until you're satisfied she is 100%. Does Pea know how to run home for help if they are out walking and Mango Momma has an 'episode' out in the wilderness?

We chase thrown objects - and birds and squirrels - but we don't 'retrieve', except Jed will bring dead birds that fall out of the sky to mama if he gets to them before Abby. Abby lacks any impulse to share and just eats them.

Jed & Abby

Marjie said...

Well, we never even had a snowbank that big. My youngest boy loves to play with tennis balls. I'm sure you would enjoy that kid! Thor always did. Tennis balls plus a dog plus a boy equals a great day!

Au and Target said...

Dex, we love your style! ANd that pawsome action shot too. Imagine Mango being so tough that he broke the frisbee in one chomp. Wow! We would not burgle your place - ever...

mayziegal said...

Well, you do make tennis balls look fun, Dexter. But, well, I don't gets tennis balls OR frisbees. Okay, I take that back. I like to chew on frisbees but I don't like to run after them. We have a lot of tennis balls around here, though, because mom keeps thinking I'm gonna just suddenly start liking them one day. Maybe I should send them to you!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

PeeS. I wanted to thank you all for the nice things you said abouts mom's new adventure. It means the whole wide world to her to have so much support!

KB said...

Labs everywhere are addicted to their golden orbs! That's all the snow that you have left? I still need your assistant to come "clear my deck". It's down to 2' deep in snow but that's still not okay for lounging.

monica said...

Ha - Dex the snowbank Guardian! Protect it from some certain Mango drool or else it will vanish from the very earth!!
Great frisbee show´, sort of... Must admit however I agree with the Mango - all kinds of plastic objects have short lifetime in the presence of mastiff jaws...

Bassetmomma said...

OMG! What a fun post! But I do have to say I enjoyed your snowbank! BOL!

BODIE said...

Mebbe a stainless steel frisbee would survive THE MUNCHERS JAWS. But would it fly and would it be better than a preloved tennis ball? Doubtful!!