Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Typical Pond Day

The nice weather we've been having lately is grrrrEAT for going up to the pond and doing what I do best - chasing tennis balls. Well, actually, not tennis balls anymore, but now my bright orange heavy-duty ball. I kinda killed all my tennis balls, ripped the fuzz off them and punctured holes in them with my teeth so many times that they don't even closely resemble any kind of ball anymore.

My orange ball is much harder to destroy, but I have managed to put a big crack in the side of it. Now when I take my ball for a dip in the pond to cool off, the water pours into the crack and fills it up. Then it makes a perfect water gun! I like to squeeze my orange ball just like I do my squeaky toys, so when I'm super close to my humans I can squeeze the orange ball and it'll squirt a stream of water (mixed with my drool) out of the crack in the ball and land on my humans. They think it's gross, but I'm just trying to help cool them off on the hot days! (Er, and cold days too, I suppose)

After my humans take my orange ball from me, I bark and bark at them until they throw it again. Sometimes other big doggies come along and want to chase my orange ball too, but I always beat them to it!

After I get my orange ball, it's strait back to the pond to cool down and fill up my orange water gun again. Before we leave, I usually take a good drink to fill up my own personal water gun to help water the poor plants and fire hydrants on the way back home.

51 comments:

Clover said...

Hi Sparky!
Guess what? My package arrived today! Thanks SO much for all the great goodies! You sure know how to pick some pawesome treats and toys. I had so much fun opening my parcel - thank you!! I will get my mom to help me post about it soon.
Love Clover xo
P.S. Your orange ball/water gun sounds like a sweet tool to help your humans stay cool!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Louie does that with all his tennis balls. If they have fur on them he doesn't seem to like them..
Wish we hadn't broken Callie then we could be at the lake too..
Thanks for the Birthday song...


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Callie and Louie

Joe Stains said...

omdog your personal water gun, that is too funny! Tanner likes to kill tennis balls too!

Chef said...

I'm peeling my billionth tennis ball and splitting the rubber. Sometimes I think it's something primitive in us that makes us want to rip apart those furry things! But I like the idea of squirting your parents with that orange ball/water gun of yours. Gotta try that.

xox
Chef

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
Sure is nice to give you ball a new use! Water gun to keep your people cool!
I did the same to one of my balls. I don't have a pond but my water bowl works fine to fill it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Lacy said...

w00f's Sparky, heehee they shood b proud of u fur cooling them down when its soo hot...sumthing must b wrong wiff me, me dont tear up nuffin...

b safe,
~rocky~

Goofy said...

Hi Sparky, that's a great idea of turning the ball into a water gun to make ur hoomans cool on hot days.. that is so thoughtful of u

love
goofy

Tatum Tot said...

LOL that water gun ball sounds totally fun! You look like you are having so much fun. :)

Deefor said...

Hi Sparky!
What a great invention. A water gun that cools humans down. Very thoughtful of you. No wonder everyone wants to take the orange ball.

Deefor

Asta said...

Sparky
You awe so vewy clevew!!!
I love youw Owange watew Gun-ball..and how considewate to think of watewing the hoomans and all that othew stuff
smoochie kisses
ASTA

happy said...

It's so nice that you get to go to the pond and had so much fun! Wish I have a pond nearby too

Moco said...

Good job with the water gun(ball). You are quite clever to come up with such a great invention.

Wilma said...

Make the most of the weather Sparky!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

What a cool DIY water gun. Your orange ball sure look very fun

~ Girl girl

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Sparky,
You are so smart to turn the ball into a water gun! I am sure your humans are so impressed..

Southbay Girl said...

You said Tennis Ball and then you said ball...I love BALLS!!! And so do you!! How cool is that!!

Velcro

Abby said...

Hi, Sparky...

That's a cool trick...Turning your ball into a water gun to keep your humans cool...

I bet they love it...

Abby xxxooo

BrandytheGreat said...

Looks verrry orange-y!
What a fab time at the lake!

Momoko said...

Hi,Sparky!I think that health is the most important.

Toffee said...

Sparky!
So nice of you to take care of the plants in your 'hood. Do you have a green thumb?

Simba said...

What a great use for a ball.

Simba x

Amber-Mae said...

I bet your orange ball is like your security blanket!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Deetz said...

You are so awesomely pawsome Sparky. That orange ball would have already been destroyed at my house...I bet it is cool to soak up the water in it and then soak your mum....
Deetzy

River said...

I like that idea with the tough ball. Squirt the humans, it's only fair!

love & wags,
River

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Once again, so jealous!

Of your weather AND being able to run run run without a leashie thing!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh yeah! Hydrate yourself on your way home to help saving our planet, greener the plants, cooler the fire-hydrants!

Dewey Dewster said...

Sparky...

We do the same thing ta tennis balls...first the fuzz comes off.....then we split 'em in half...then we chew 'em up....sometimes I wonder why we do that ta balls cause we love 'em so much....just can't help ourselves, I guess....

Dewey Dewster here....

Amber said...

Hey Sparky, water gun is such a great idea, wonder if I could make a hole in one of my ball, and use it as a water gun! Then I can squirt my mommy too.. hiak hiak

~Amber

Fred said...

Looks like you're having a great summer, Sparky!

Jessie and Jake said...

Looks like your pretty attached to your orange ball - maybe your mom should invest in orange balls cause it looks like you will need antoher one soon!

Gaia the Airedale said...

Sparky you are so funny! That water gun is pawfect! I want one hehe

puppy breath,
-Gaia

Murphey said...

I wish I had a orange ball that could squirt water, how cool is that!

Murph

George the Pup said...

Looks like a wonderful day at the pond Sparky!

Oh and I tagged you for a meme too!

Eric said...

An orange ball would be my pawsonal favourite too. Nice tip on making a water gun. I'll try it out. You have the best of all worlds - able to water things from both ends.. tee heheheheh!!!!
Wags, Eric x

Agatha and Archie said...

HAH!!! That is exactly what we do with tennis balls!!!!!!! We have NEVER thought of the water thing though...CLEVER!! Love A+A

Eva said...

Being off leash is the best!!!

Princess Eva

BWTH Dog House said...

Sparky, you always make me wanna run away from home...I want to join you!!!

slurpy licks,
BenBen

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Sparky!
You always look so happy! In all of your pictures! You have like the best like ever don't you!

I want an orange ball! I have a red one that giggles at me! Hehehe!

Check out my blog on the side bar...SUPRISE!!!

Hehehe!

I hope you have the best weekend ever!

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

DESERT PUPS said...

That's what tennis balls are for, just rip the fur right off of them.
Desert pups here just saying woof and getting out the meet the neighborhood cause we're new in town.

Woof, Woof,
Scuba, Keiko, Norman and Toby from Life inside The Fence

Ashley said...

Looking good Sparky! I love your motion shots!


Max's birthday is coming up and we are planning a Vegas themed pawty??? Can you think of any good treats or fun things to do at a Vegas pawty?

Thor said...

Hi Sparky!
What a great day at the pond! So nice you help your humans to stay cool with your orange ball!
Have a great weekend!

Woof
Thor

JB's Big World said...

That looks like fun, except for the water part. I like to run after tennis balls too....small cat tennis balls.
--JB

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi Sparky,
Have you heard about Ellie? ( l.e & riley's blog). I love that cute face of her. I read the small dog forum informing us that Ellie had been sick back in November, how is she doing now?
I'm so worried, her mom hasn't posted any new posts lately.
Please tell me the good news about that cute baby.
Thanks.

Southbay Girl said...

Sparky I tagged you for a meme-check out my blog!!!

Velcro

the 4 Bs said...

hi Sparky, you have a great system down with your orange ball and the pond. that's so cool that you can turn it into a water gun and squirt water and spit all over your humans. that sounds pawsome.

woofs.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Sparky,
Thanks for replying promptly.
After my brother Maltese Ringo passed away, my mom seeking comfort by visiting doggies's blogs, especially Maltese's blogs 'cause their photos reminded her of my late brother. She found l.e&riley's blog and she fell so much in love with l.e's cute face. Then their mom has stopped posting new entries, then my mom found the forum from Baily's blog where my mom learned the news about l.e was sick.
Thanks again for updating, that really relieves my mom's worry about the little cutie l.e

Southbay Girl said...

Sparky,

I hope you had a great weekend!!!

Velcro

Candi said...

I think your pretty smart to come up with an idea using your ball as a water pistol. More so your thinking about your humans when they are really hot, so i think you done good sparky.

well done you

lots of licks

xox

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Charlie said...

I never get a chance to rip up my tennis balls because mom keeps running over them with the lawn mower. Sheeesh!
- Charlie

The Brat Pack said...

You're too cute to be a killer!

Dot