Thursday, June 14, 2007

At the Pond

Yesterday evening Lizzy, Mom, Dad, Esther, Joey and I all went up the hill to the pond. Lizzy brought my ball and ball thrower, so I could chase my ball! Guess what Lizzy and Dad did to make me get more exercise? They threw my ball all the way across the pond, so I had to run all the way around the pond to get my ball! It was exhausting! They did it over and over and over again. But me, unlike any other dog, can run forever and never get tired (Ignore the "It was exhausting!" sentence I had just said). You might wonder why I didn't swim across the pond to get my ball. Well, I'll tell you why: I didn't feel like it.

So, I chased my ball over and over and over again. Here's a video of me running around the pond. See how fast I am?

I decided to take a break after a while. Not because I'm tired! But because I didn't want Dad's arm to get tired from throwing the ball. Dad threw the ball, while Lizzy took pictures of me.

Here I am, with my ball.
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My belly's wet from taking drinks from the pond.
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Lizzy made me hide in the grass because she thought it was a cute picture.
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After some more ball-throwing, we walked back home. I had a good time at the pond.


Toby said...

Wow Sparky, that's such a LONG run!!! But I hear running is good for the body!~

How many laps did you manage to get in???


Sophie Brador said...

Hey Sparky, You really have to try the swimming thing. It's even more fun than the running thing.

p.s. I love the photo of you in the swing from your last post. You are quite the pup!

Stanley said...


Let Lizzy be your official photog ALL THE TIME, man! That photo of you in the grass is definitely PROfessional quality.

I'm with Sophie! Check out the swimming thing. Although, I *could* watch you run around that pond all day.

Love you, goob!

Sweets-littlebigman said...

Wow Sparky,
You have a ton of energy. I got tired from just watching you. You run super fast! I agree with you, I don't 'feel' like swimming often too. Maybe it's a Poodle thing? That photo of you in the grass is really beautiful. What a great photographer Lizzy is.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky.
Watching you run there made me feel tired!! You run so fast!
I like the picture of you in the grass!! Its beautiful
Have a good night

Frasypoo said...

I bet you had a long nap when you got home

Ruby Bleu said...

WOW Sparky...and I thought I was fast. I would never work that hard for a ball...even if there were treats involved!!! Good for looked like you were having fun!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Snowball said...

Hi Sparky, You are such a great runner.


Snowy & Crystal said...

hey Sparky - We LOVED your photos. We especially loved the red bandana

what a cutie pie you are

woofs and puppy arfs,

Snowy and Crystal

Reina the Doxie said...

Hi Sparky~

That was a really good run!
U are a very smart dog! If my daddy were to throw the ball across the pond, i would have dash straight into the water :p


Ben_Benjamin said...

Sparky, you look soooooo handsome in that red bandana.

Ume said...

hi Sparky,
dats one long run! n i'm pwetty impressed u could c where the ball went with your fringe falling over your eyes! dats a cute pic of u hiding in the grass!

Simba said...

Look at your tail wagging, what a happy doggie.

Simba xx

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh Sparky , you sure can run very looonnnngggg

~ girl girl

Amber-Mae said...

Wow, you sure can run fast... Phew! Must be tiring to run around the pond & back & then round the pond & back again & again. That's sooo mean of your hoomans! I tell you, after running one round around the pond, I'll be totally half dead already! Hehehehe...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Mary-Margaret said...

Nifty ball. Nifty pond. Snazzy scarf. First time I've read your blog. That "fetch" thing looks fun. I might try it sometime. :o)

Orion said...

Whoa! That's a lot of running around! I'm going to have to tell my mom to find a pond that big for me to run around. Maybe I can try to run around it as fast as you!

Take Care!

The Dog Blog said...

Wow Sparky, that fetch is quite impressive. Good for you! I love to run, even more if it's to fetch something.


Rose said...

It sounds like you had alot of FUN! The humans usually get tired before we do! :)

Rusty & Smoky

triple B said...

That is such a cute picture of you in the grass. And you are a great runner, around the pond to get your ball. You might want to think about swimming sometime.

Bella said...

Sparky - you sure are fast !!! and you don't get distracted by people walking pst or so.
Gorgeous pic of you thrugh the grass - like a real hunting dog.

Nugget said...

I love ponds! They have the best smells in the world. Great pictures :-)

Hammer said...

Hi Sparky

That's a beautiful photo of you in the grass .. a special moment in time was captured in that photo.

Thank you for your kind words about my brother, Beau, too.

Love from Hammer

Anonymous said...

WOW! I love tennis balls......YOU REALLY ARE FAST! I could barely see you, it looked like a brown blur!
(don't blame you one bit for not jumping in, I don't like it either)


Pacco de Mongrel said...

mayb u might consider swimming across instead..

Peanut said...

That looks like super fun.

Murphey said...

I woulda gone in the pond, I love to swim!~


Lee :) said...

Man Sparky, you are adorable. If your face got any cuter I don't think your family would know what to do with you. :) Amici would love to play with you!

Mia said...

That is an amazing picture of you in the grass.

You have excellent endurance. I for sure would have just left the ball there and gone home, game over.

Ronin_The_Pug said...

Wow you had a lot of fun, didn't you? Love the photos! Hugs!

Tasha & Eva said...

You are one blazin' fast dog, Sparky! Looks like you had a very good time at the pond! We think the picture of you in the grass is WAY COOL! What a handsome pup you are!! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

Tasha & Eva said...

We forgot to ask if it would be OK to link to your blog from ours. You can link to us if you like! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

Dory and Liza said...

Sparky -

Wow we have to get a ball thrower thingy - that ball went way far away!! I have to say though - I would have jumped in the water and swam across!!

Excellent photos!!

Wishing you and Lizzy and great day!


Sunshade said...

Oh WOW Sparky, you are sooooo fast!!!

Was that at Vanier park or False creek??? Maybe we will bump into each other one day???

Your pal in Vancouver,
Miss Sunshade

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Hi Sparky,

WOW you are fast. I love to run to, but I don't always come back. Mom, that is Dad usually has to track me down.


Amber said...

Hi Sparky,whoa, look at you run. Nice fetch too, I won't fetch when i'm told to do so, naughty me. I love the parks near my place but dogs aren't allowed, boohoo..

ToFFee said...

Wowf! that's a verrrrrryyyy long throw!

I think I need to catch my breath!

Mummy made me say that she loves the one of you in the grass!

All that running makes me feel tired!