Monday, October 19, 2009

Going Aireborne

Hey, it's Monday and mama is home - what's up with that? Oh... it appears that her schedule at work has changed, so now she will be off on Sundays and Mondays. Works for me... where are we going?

We always try to walk around different neighborhoods. Today we took a swing through the Belmont area.

And guess what I managed to find - a lovely park full of GIGANTIC FREAK PINE CONES

First I thought that I must taste these odd specimens, you know, to make sure that they were alright to play with...

Looks good - tastes good - THROW ONE TO ME MAMA!



Oh, that was TOO easy. Is that all you got?


I'm aireborne!!!

Come to me oh gigantic pine cone...

Soooooooo close...



Sooooo close!!!

Oh yeah. Not just one, but TWO gigantic mega cones. Let me enjoy them for a minute, will ya?

Gonna make me run AGAIN!!!!

I'm gonna get it this time!!!

Hehehe - no pain no gain!

I'll take that cone now, please.

And after these fun photos were taken, I got to watch mama do something hysterical.

She made the mistake of throwing a pine cone a little too hard (that's violating Rule #1 of Pine Cone Throwing, which is NEVER throw the pine cone really far). And so I took off across the grassy park in hot pursuit of that fine cone. When this has happened in the past, she is able to let go of my Flexi leash, which slows me down (it usually hits me in the butt at which point I lose focus on whatever I'm chasing and we both stop quickly). But not today...

For some reason she could not unhook her hand from the Flexi. I have four legs, she only has two. I can run fast. She never really runs at all. So as I ran faster and faster to try to get at that sweet cone, she was first running, then pulled, then flying behind me. Yes, I said flying. Her hand attached to the Flexi, she literally flew off of her feet and landed on the ground flat on her belly. Now here's the really funny part - she was wearing a nylon-y jacket so once she landed she actually was moving along like she was on a slip-and-slide in the wet grass.

Luckily there were a lot of people around to watch this fantastic feat of fearless flying. Not to come over and help, oddly, but to bear witness. Mama looked around (once she'd come to a stop, of course), looked at me, and burst out laughing. Only then did all of the other people start laughing too.

And yes, I did get to that cone.




Dawn said...

Oh my Bogart! What a story! Hope your Mom isn't too sore tonight!

Sherry said...

Mom says I'm getting big enough to do that....

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Be carefull, you don't want to hurt Mommy. I've heard of doggies doing that, pulling there people to the ground, and they broke the poeple's arms.
Sally Ann

violett said...

Hello Bogie,
you jumps like a Kanguru. Mummy also always says kanguru and crocodile to me. I find it nice that your mummy wants to fly to learn. But that will never fold. I know it. Love of greetings from Mischka, however at home.
My mummy is in close proximity to Los Angeles.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We are thinkin' that you has a PURRty long tongue but did we see some blood on it from all of your athletic activity☺ Be carefuls cuz we yike you and don't want to see you's hurtin'.

Faya said...

Hahahahahaha .... VĂ©ronique is happy because she thought she was the only one who was flying behind an airedale.....
Kisses, Faya

Mango said...

Amazing flying skills.


Hollie and Janie said...

Wow!! Your skills are truly amazing, Bogie!!

Asta said...

We'we still laughing..So glad youw Mama didn't get huwt. The image of hew flying behind you and then sliding on hew tummie cwacks us up, hehehe
all in puwsoot of the faboolous pinecone. Glad you got it aftew all that, heheh
smoochie kisses

TwoSpecialWires said...

Bogart. It has been a long time. And we ask ourselves "why?" Your posts always make us laugh or at least smile. Think or at least consider. Reflect or at least recall. You and your mama are a gift. To each other and to all your blogging pals.

Thanks for today's image. We'll remember it and we're sure our moma will, too.
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Chloe and Libby said...

Wow Bogart, that was sooome amazing adventure. Just to think of having your mommy flapping in the wind behind you as you chase your beloved pine cone, made this pei smile really big! I do hope you gave lots of kisses after she came to a stop. Good to know also you got that pine cone. I loved seeing all your amazing jumps too!
Hugs and kisses,

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Your poise and athleticism are truly remarkable Bogart but do take care of your Mama, dragging her down the road probably isn't the best thing to do. We did chuckle when we read this post though.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Pee s. Hope you don't have too mnay bruises Lulu.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What great action shots, Bogie! We hope your mom isn't too scraped up! At least she can laugh about it.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Thanks for the laugh out loud moment Bogart....we can almost picture your poor Mama flying behind you.....and what's up with the spectators? Did she get a round of applause? A perfect 10??
Love the action shots of you too, way funny!
Slobbers xx

Ed Hofer said...

I've just got turned on to airedales. I painted a friend's and it came out great. Take a look at my website and let me know what you think.