Buddy, our comedic Border Collie, certainly keeps us entertained.
I love to watch him, especially from the secrecy of the inside of the house. He goes about his business with conviction unknowing that he is being watched...by me.
|Buddy playing 'footsie' or rather 'pawsie' with Cricket|
He travels about the yard here and there; always looking back to make sure that Jake is following. Jake is slow and showing signs of his age; but, he always follows. Buddy and Jake are pals.
Buddy crouches down at the board fence to sneak a peek at the cattle standing only feet away; his face indicating his most current question, "Should I chase those cows?"
Occasionally, Buddy still does BAD things ie. playing with the door mat and digging holes in the garden, but this behavior is decreasing as Buddy matures - thank goodness!
|This is your door mat?|
If we are outside, Buddy is rarely without some kind of a stick in his mouth - always at the ready to play a favorite game of FETCH. If Buddy is not chasing (birds), he is fetching. Buddy has been known to retrieve as many as four sticks at one time...meaning, he returns with four sticks. Now, that is a mouthful. Buddy does not want to miss any chances of playing.
|The two-stick carry.|
|A 2 X 4....well, it works!|
|Tennis, anyone? What do you mean it is an apple????|
Buddy keeps sticks strategically placed around the yard. He is never far from grabbing a stick at a seconds notice to be at the ready. He then gives us a look with his compelling eyes - just about forcing us to play with him.
And, we always do.