Or: Unstoppable Force Meets Immovable Object!
We're seeing more and more of this kinda stuff happening in and out of the house. Tucker will be moseying along all innocently (because that's what cats what you to think they do all the time), and then ZOOOOOM!
At which point Tucker gets some aerobic exercise (he's not used to exercise!).
Let's start over - but this time I'll add the narration...
Doogie: "Oh no! I can't help myself! I'm trying to just sit here all innocent and cute, but I have a condition that forces me to launch myself uncontrollably!"
Doogie: "I warned you!"
Annnnnd again - from a slightly different direction. (What usually happens is Doogie will make multiple passes, and Tucker just stays in one spot)
And a few minutes later, after Tucker had (innocently, of course) moseyed across the yard, Doogie found himself rocketing towards the cat yet again. "Look out! Here I come!"
"Oh $#!%! Must divert! MUST DIVERT!!!" (At which point you know the dog's pulling some serious G's!)
"Whew, that was close!" (While Tucker's probably thinking "Dammit - he's just outta reach!")
Annnnnnd here we go again! (Hey, they say you're supposed to make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise, right?)
SWAT! (You'll notice the red-flowered pineapple sage behind Tucker? Well it's REALLY getting run down by these two. PLUS I tried a small spot of shredded paper for mulch/weed control under the bark mulch here on this corner. Elsewhere I'd used newspaper. They don't care about the newspaper sheets, but Doogie and Tucker have both pulled at the shredded paper. Note to self: Avoid shredded paper in mulch beds!)
To give Tucker some relief, I started tossing toys for the pooch - here's a blue fluffy 4-tentacled octopus thing Brett got him...
And here's a fuzzy black-and-white toy we got him. Oh wait - no, that's Tucker. Oops!
And the frisbee I got him...
I got this for .99. For $1.99 I could've gotten one with pie-wedge shaped cut outs - and I think it would've been MUCH easier for Doogie to pick up and carry around. It's a lot of work for him to get the thing off the ground...
But he DOES love it!
You'll notice the blurs in most of these photos. Using the flash with the auto-focus took WAY too long and I missed considerably better picks. No flash, more blur, but no missed photos!
Ok, I'm worn out just looking at those pics. Doogie's taking a nap right now anyhow...so that means it's peace and quiet for me as well!