I can’t help it. It’s an addiction that I find impawsible to ignore – it drains my puppy power packs and leaves me gasping for air with a giddy, tongue-hanging-out-smile from ear to ear. And I’ve tried to pretend that I don’t care, but just a glimpse of that crazy yellow tennis ball makes my heart race! And let me tell you, Rosie may be a half pint, but don’t underestimate her; she can run with (and sometimes under) the big dogs to secure that prize.

That power ball flies fast and taunts all with its irresistible bounce. I can find a cool patch of shade, plop down in the grass and declare a time out, but when that orb goes airborne, I have no choice; my dog body is compelled to follow. Even daddy is not immune to its charm; he throws it, then changes his mind and insists we give it back to him after we catch it! You’re not going to believe this, but then he throws it again! We are all in its grip!

But, it is summertime in Florida and dog, is it HOT outside! So, the first thing I do when I get in the house is slurp up loads of water, then throw my fur-clad condition on the cool, tile floor and breathe really hard until I am ready to fall asleep. At that point, I maximize my comfort by thrusting my short legs out for a big stretch, then roll on my back and drift off to doggy dreamland.

That’s when the RPMs (rapid paw movements) start. Or at least, that’s what mommy tells me. I’ve seen Rosie do this and boy is it funny to watch! Little white paws flying around and even her whiskers are twitching…ha! I’m sure my moves are way cooler.

Someday I may find out how to resist the power of the tennis ball; maybe it lies somewhere deep within my secret super puppy powers. Until then, I will continue to refine my technique to stay a nose ahead of Rosie…or at least in a dead heat!

As seen in the Summer 2010 edition of The New Barker Magazine

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Comment by Nicola Porter on October 9, 2010 at 11:29am
LO is a fiend for fetch, everytime I move my computer chair he gets up. We play fetch about 7-10 times a day.
Comment by Guinness & Rosie on October 9, 2010 at 9:21am
Haha!! Oh, that's too funny - I imagine that's pretty much all he really was seeing at the moment...!
Comment by John Wolff on October 9, 2010 at 1:57am

Sorry. Gwynn & Al have been playing with PhotoShop again.
Comment by Jane Christensen on October 8, 2010 at 11:26pm
Maybe we should have a group for this! My Livvy can't exist without playiong ball several times a day and then she's as happy as a lark...this is her job. Unfortanately it's hard to do in the dark! I use robber fetch it balls and they stand up much better:)
Comment by Bev Levy on October 8, 2010 at 9:05pm
Very cute photo!
Comment by Guinness & Rosie on October 8, 2010 at 8:15pm
Thanks, Chris! I already submitted a photo of Guinness & Rosie together. : ) This one was a consideration, but we didn't think it fully appreciated the "Corgi Trademark" ears enough...! Oh, that's too funny about Frosty eating up tennis balls - Guinness loves to gnaw on them, too!
Comment by Chris West on October 8, 2010 at 8:12pm
You should totally enter this photo for the calendar! It would make a great summer month shot. I wish I could get Frosty to chase tennis balls. He just eats them in about 2 minutes.

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