Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
After I got back from volunteering at the shelter, we went up to the tennis court for an hour again. As we walked towards the gate to the court, she got very excited and started pulling as usual. She's very obedient, though - I made her sit and stay while I stepped out of the court to close the gate and she waited patiently. As soon as I let her off the leash, she went into the "ready?!" pose and impatienty waited for me to hit the ball. After a few hits she stopped going for it, and at that point I gave her water and sat with her. The weather was lovely again, so I didn't mind spending some time out there. Turns out being outside can give you a nice tan!
It's quite funny to play with her while she has her ball. I run backwards, and she chases me, then I chase her and she runs backwards. "I want you to have this ball.. not really! But seriously, here ya go.. Psych!" I really do love you Molly. You are a great dog :)
This is Molly impersonating a hound. Another silly expression resulting from "ready?!"
Bring it back!I just love how her tongue is hanging out in this picture!
The Molly Lope
She really looks very happy here. This is what happens on the way back from the tennis court, as soon as she finds a patch of shaded grass. It has to be in the shade or it's no good. There is no convincing Molly to get up when she is shimmying.
After tennis, she was overjoyed to be told that we were "going big tats" (going on a journey). She happily hopped in Chris's car and off we went to his house. We met Chris's family and Dodger and Velvet at their local park so Velvet and Molly could burn off some energy. If they play for a while at the park, it makes Molly much more manageable while in the house. She eventually got to be a bit of a pain, barking and mouthing, so we left. She slept like a brick on the way home, as usual (she reacts like a baby when in a car - she's usually asleep before we leave the driveway!). She's currently passed out in front of the TV. Sweet dreams!
Monday, August 24, 2009
I really enjoy walking Molly when the weather is like this - I was out with her for an hour! I took her down the wooded trail and then up to the tennis court. She's getting better with her recall - there was a time when she wouldn't come back. Silly stubborn Weimaroo! The trick? Act completely silly when she comes back. Whatever works!
I wish I had had my camera with me when we were up at the tennis court though. We played fetch a little, then she must have got tired because she wouldn't run any more. Each time I would hit the ball, she would just stand there. So I walk to get the ball, and when I turn round she is laying down and has this completely daft expression on her face. Her nose is in the air, her mouth open, and her ears back. I have to get a picture next time I'm out with her - it's hilarious! I did take one on my phone, but it didn't capture her expression very well. Here it is:
I remembered to take water with me this time - she is always tired by the time we get to the tennis court so she doesn't run too much. I gave her some water and sat in the shade with her for a bit, then she found an energy deposit and was ready to play fetch again. She's getting really good at bringing the ball back and dropping it (or letting my take it from her) which makes the game a little more enjoyable for me.
Miss Molly is now sleeping it off, getting ready for the next assault.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Roll in the mud...
Eat the mud...
Wait for me to throw the stick...
Retrieve the stick...
Crawl through the grass... (we theorize that she does this because the grass feels cool on her belly)
Relax in the grass...
"Oh yeah. That's nice."