I wanted to take a photo of the scene where Something Nifty happened this morning, but E.g. has the camera, so I’ve chosen an older photo for its illustration of Cai leaping for a ball (in the case of the photo, one that hasn’t even left the chuckit stick yet! 🙂 )
This morning I took the doggies to the front yard, tethered Fergus to the big Silver Maple there, and played ball with Cai. He’s very good at, and enjoys muchly, catching pop flies, and it makes me feel good to throw them. I extend my arm fully and use my whole upper body in lobbing it in a high arc, and Cai gets under it. The throw and catch aren’t difficult for (or hard on) either of us, but passing strangers are often impressed. Neighbours have seen it again, and again, and again…
Anyway, whether on purpose or by accident, Cai often bounces the ball off the end of his nose, and continues on after it. Occasionally he’ll nose it two, maybe even three times before chomping down on it.
This morning, getting under one of the lobs, Cai nosed the ball over the wrought iron fence that surrounds the front yard. on the other side is a pedestrian walkway and then several front doors with teeny gardens and two-foot-high garden walls. Well! The ball got nosed over the fence, hit the top edge of one of those teeny walls, arced straight back up and over, and Cai caught it! I was thrilled at that slim probability. Forget agility classes — Cai should learn to play snooker!
Gotta go now — it’s time to brush my teeth before work, and since I had garlic bread for lunch, I really should. Have a great day!