Thursday, August 20, 2009

I redeemed myself

I redeemed myself at The Park today. Mostly. When we got there, there was no one there. Which was fine by me. But as soon as Dad got my leash off, a Mom showed up with her daughter, a tennis coach (or something) and Another Goldendoodle! My first encounter with another Goldendoodle since my halcyon days back at the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm!!

Her name was Cindy (I think), and frankly, she wasn't super interested in playing with me. Or playing in general. We ran around a little bit, but she headed back to her Mom, and when Dad threw the football, she was interested in playing in the stream, instead. And when her human sister started hitting tennis balls? She went and stood on the side of the tennis court. She didn't even chase the spare tennis balls on the court! And she's only 4 years old! Dad called her 'mellow'. All I can say is that is that if I ever become that "mellow" I'd better be TaiChi's age!

Mom didn't get any pictures because she was "protecting" the sandbox area from me. For the record, Mango, I did NOT pee in the sandbox. I can't say the same for the itty-bitty kids who play in it - I didn't stop to check.... Anyway, I only went close to the sandbox once, and Mom pointed me back to Dad.

The only time I got slightly distracted? Well, I mentioned that there was this girl hitting tennis balls with her coach, right? Well, they left the gate to the court open. You might see where this is going.... Anyhoo... It wasn't my fault, really. I mean, if they leave the gate open, can I be blamed if I decided to go requisition one of those spare tennis balls?

I don't understand why they didn't want the ball back... Maybe they were just very nice people, and felt that I needed a tennis ball. I did notice that they shut the gate after I left the court, though... I guess I'm not ready to play tennis yet.

But after my excursion on to the tennis court? I was Very Good. I paid attention to Dad and got to chase the tennis ball a bunch of times. (Boring Cindy was still standing on the side of the tennis court. What is Up With That?!? I mean, she LOOKED like a dog, and her Mom said she was a Goldendoodle like me, and she even kinda sort of looked like me, but how could you POSSIBLY be someplace with all those tennis balls rolling around, and NOT chase them? Somebody should revoke her dog license. Sheesh.)

And I didn't attack any little kids. I only just looked at the one Very Little Kid that walked to the sandbox. I didn't go chase her, or try to eat her, or anything. So I totally redeemed myself today!

But did Mom get pictures of this? NO. And can you believe that Dad actually asked "Why do you take pictures? They all come out the same?" Is he kidding?!? DAD! They are NOT the same. Besides, you CANNOT have too many pictures of me. Using his logic, he shouldn't ever get any more pictures of him racing; but like that's going to happen....


So I'll leave you with some pictures of me playing with one of my toys.

Pee Ess. Mom and Dad say that sometimes I am "shifty-eyed" - hence the picture yesterday. I don't think I'm "shifty-eyed" - I think that I just have a wide range of facial expressions.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

She didn't want to play with WOO?

That is sooo her loss!


The Thundering Herd said...

So you running onto the tennis court was not your "fault?" Does that make it a "tennis fault?" Just wondering.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
Sounds like you had a nice day there!
Good girl!
I don't understand that doggie either!
Kisses and hugs

BRUTUS said...

No wonder you wanted to play with the tennis balls Fiona - they are just like your toy! Maybe the other doodle was just haveing a bad hair day or something - can't understand how you JUST sit there and watch!! It's all about being at the center of all the action, right? And you are right - no such thing as too many pictures of a pooch - thankd goodness for digital cameras or we'd have to rent a storage bin for all the ones of me :)

Brutus the Frenchie

bbes tribe said...

Not wanting to play with you??? We can hardly imagine that. Maybe she was a SNOB???? Who can resist tennis balls?? They are wonderful because they bounce and can go a long way.
Ernie & Sasha

Twix said...

Great job redeeming yourself! I remember how hard it is to refrain when you are such a youngster. As for Ms. Tennis, well, don't worry about her....she seems a little uptight and wouldn't be fun to play with anyway.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

You're not shifty-eyed, you're just very alert!

Martha Basset said...

Hi Fiona
We are so glad you didn't pee in the sand box - how could Mango even think that of such a well mannered young doggie!!
We can't understand why any dog would not want to play with you - there are some funny dogs out there!
Have a great day
Martha & Bailey xxx

Clive said...

Shame the dog didn't want to play with you.

Take care

Mango said...

What? Too many pictures??? Momma sometimes forgets that her camera is even capable of taking pictures of things other than my large and handsome self.

Oh yeah, about the park? Sounds like you did everything right to me.


hero said...

Hi Fiona,

How can anyone ignore a pretty dog like you and tennis balls... beats me. But you have been a very good girl and that should be rewarded with some treats.

Licks, hero

Dory and the Mama said...

Fiona you are too cute!!


Sunny said...

Hi Fiona,
Thank you for stopping by, I'm so happy to see another Goldendoodle cause my Mom said there were others!
We think you are very cute and we enjoyed reading your blog, well Mom read I looked at the pictures.
Hope to see you again.
Luv, Lucy

Ms. ~K said...

We'll play with you!!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We can't imagine another dog not wanting to play with you - or one that didn't want to chase a tennis ball.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

1000 Goldens said...

I knew you'd be redeemed in no time. :o)

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

she didnt want to play - even though you were a good girl

well - you know how it goes - it was her loss

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ