Friday, October 19, 2012

Puppy Tales: The Art of Chasing Seagulls

You would think Puppy would tire of the game. I mean, chase one flock of seagulls and you've chased them all, right? Oh no.

Seagulls are ignorable when they are alone. The dogs barely notice and don't even pick up their pace unless the single bird is within four feet of them. But a whole flock? That's way too exciting to ignore!
Puppy has figured out that the Big Trick - the Art, if you will - to chasing seagulls is to walk away and let them settle back down again. Make them think they won. And then go back and start chasing them into the air all over again!
On the one hand, it's like busy work. You chase them away, they come back again. You chase them away again. Kind of like dusting and vacuuming. Why do it in the first place, since the dust just comes back? Think of that satisfied feeling you get when the woodwork gleams and the room smells all fresh and lemony.  Yeah, it doesn't do it for me either, but it seemed like a good analogy.

Unlike dusting, however, chasing seagulls is apparently lots of fun. Just ask Puppy.

Since the weekend forecast sounds grim, I'm glad the dogs were able to have some beach time this week. Our weekend plans probably include a lot of lazing around the house, and getting the boys ready for their Homecoming dances. How about you? Exciting plans or just chasing seagulls?

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  1. I will certainly see some this weekend. We leave for Florida this afternoon :)

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    1. Have fun! Hopefully you have beautiful weather!

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  2. Nothing better than a dog on a beach full of seagulls!

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    1. or a small child - i remember when the kids were little, like 3 yrs old, and they would chase them like this.

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  3. Seagulls are teh ball that always comes back.

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    1. LOL, I didn't think of it like that - you're right!
      :-)

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  4. i love that dusting analogy--busy weekend with grand-children's football games and cheering--beautiful pics btw :)

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    1. I just got the auto-email that tonight's football game is postposed because of the weather. Last year they held the homecoming game in a downpour, and the homecoming queen got soaked... guess they don't want a repeat ;-)

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  5. I love your pictures...makes me want to go to the beach! Also, puppy is sooo cute.

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  6. I love it!!! And what incredible photos, Katie.

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  7. Thanks, ladies. We were at the beach again yesterday, but it wasn't windy. There were seagulls around, but Puppy had no interest in them. "Been there, done that," she said. Too funny.

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