Monday, September 22, 2008

Day 29

Great day...yadda, yadda, yadda... We went grocery shopping first thing today as the husband took off from work because he's got to burn up leave time before retirement and we had no food in the house.

So great. Dogs missed their morning walk and trashed the house while we were gone buying groceries...and bones for them, and special dog food...and THE ULTIMATE BALL! Okay, it was a guilt thing and we were compensating for being gone this weekend so we caved and got it.

Finally, this afternoon, we got the walk in, gave them their bones and special biscuits and introduced the toy and THE ULTIMATE BALL! So, the introduction with Bear went well, but he wanted to share it with Will, who thought he should have complete control of the ball for himself and thus the game ended until this evening after dinner. Dad had a brilliant idea of utilizing the old ball along with THE ULTIMATE BALL which was great and Bear got a real taste of off leash romping!

What was really cool to see was the two actually working together as a team on something other than destroying the living room or chewing apart my slippers which was what we woke up to this morning.

They did really well overall, but tired out after about 15 minutes of chasing back and forth. Bear is now sound asleep beside me as I write and will probably be resting up until about 10 pm when we are ready to go to bed.

Oh was really fun to let him really stretch out a bit and play!

While taking these pictures, I came up with the ultimate Halloween picture of the dogs that I have to post, even though it is early. I think I'm going to use it as my profile picture as well until Halloween because it really is pretty cool. Anyway, here it is!

Happy wandering!

The Writer...and her dog, Bear


Irene said...

It sounds to me like that bear is turning out to be a pretty good dog. He hasn't done anything horrible and for the most part seems very agreeable and much likable too. Sometimes people just get lucky and find the dog that was meant to be theirs. Just like I have my Überhund, who also came from the dog pound.

saratogajean said...

I'm glad to see the dogs getting along so well! My friend has a couple of retriever mixes (a mother and son pair) and they'll take turns fetching toys. They don't forget, either. Booker will never chase the ball when it's Nyla's turn. It's very cute.

cosmiccowgirl said...

I love the picture of Bear doing the play bow. Very cute story.

~Marie~ said...

I love your pictures! Bear is cute, and it sounds like things are going well.