Friday, August 6, 2010

Princess Beats The Blues With Ball

Hello Everyone, It's Me, Princess!

Let me tell you, us dogs have had a tough time since mommy got hurt. We didn't get to walk for the longest time, then it got so hot that one didn't want to walk anyway and we couldn't get comfortable inside or out.

After a while, Soldier and me felt so bad we just hid our heads and slept the days away.

Then, when mommy felt better, she said I could walk with her to the mailboxes, way down the road..

We started early, before it got hot, but I was in such bad shape, I could only walk to the end of our road, where I sat down by these pretty flowers and waited for mommy to come back.

This made mommy very worried and she said when daddy comes up to take Soldier for his rabies shot, I have to take you too. Well, first of all, I've heard Soldier goes CRAZY at the vet and has a bad reputation over there for not living up to his name: Soldier! And, since I'm such a GOOD girl, I really don't want to be associated with him.

Plus, it seems to me, I was just there anyway and got drooled on---I mean who needs all that? See that drool spot on my head?

So I tried to tell mommy that maybe I was just sort of down. Could I chase the ball maybe? Mommy got the idea and every morning, while it's still cool out, I get to chase the ball and now I'm HAPPY again.

First I give the ball an intimidating stare

Then I let mommy throw it and I run

Then I open my mouth and catch it

and bring it back

Then I give mommy an intimidating stare until she throws it again.

Mommy stopped by the vet the other day and there she met a dog that got a foxtail up her nose – or so they thought – so today mommy thought she better throw the ball on the road where there's no grass with foxtails.

That was fun for a while, until I took a spill and

mommy thought we were going back here again.

But, as you can see, I'm pretty tough, so here I come bringing the ball back and ready for more.

Later, inside, when Angel had one of her outbursts of JOY because she just stole mommy's slipper, both Soldier and I were happy dogs and played along in the Who Stole Mommy's Shoe? game.

That's all for now! Thanks for visiting.

Posted by me -- Princess!


  1. Oh Princess... you are ... such a princess! I loved your post. It looks like you guys have a lot of room to run up there. Beautiful place. Tell your Mommy I said hello, and thank her for stopping off and my blog and for leaving such a nice comment. Now go have some fun!

  2. awww fantastic post!! well done princess!! xxx

  3. double awww! Princess - you've done a terrific job in training your mommy! Good girls you both are:))

  4. Hi there Princess! Looking good there with the ball! My Mommy doesn't throw the ball for me outside, she's afraid she will do a bad throw and it will go out of my safe zone and I will get a shock. I probably wouldn't give it back to her anyway, I like playing "keep away".

    Very hot here too, but I can take it pretty well, Jack just stays in the house and sleeps. I take lots of naps too though, the heat tires me out.

    You have a wonderful place to play! I wish I could come and play with you! Jack is a real party pooper and doesn't play with me much anymore, he says I'm too big and don't know the strength of my bite.

    You are such a good dog, Princess, helping your Mom exercise and everything!

    Till next time...


  5. What an amazing place! I would love to be there with a cowboy or two (I'm greedy!) Oh, the dogs are adorable also! xxx

  6. Truly enjoyed reading this the first picture lol...the dogs are just too cute.

  7. Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog. I bet your pups are glad your feeling better, and I hope the weather cools off for you soon! It's crazy hot here!!

    Loved seeing the pics of the....high desert??....That's what it reminds me of anyway, ahhh the smell of sage brush when it rains=))

    Hope to see you all again next Friday for furry friends=)

  8. Princess, you are a wonderful storyteller. I'm so glad that having the ball thrown made you happy. Good dogs like you should always be happy.

  9. Wonderful photos and story. Glad you are feeling good enough to throw the ball. Good idea to stay away from the fox tails. Hope it cools off a bit for you guys.

  10. Chambray Blue: Got the message from Princess and you are so welcome.
    Amy and Sandra: Princess says: THANK YOU for the COMPLIMENTS!
    Jill: I wish you could come and play too and walk in the hills with us when we get some SNOW!
    Tracey: Wanna be cowboys maybe, not sure if I have seen any REAL ones.
    Tina: I couldn't resist taking that picture!
    Marty: Tehachapi mountains of California -- a bit above the Mojave desert. I'll be back, loved your blog.
    Louise: Right, we should always be happy and it doesn't take much to make us happy.
    Callie: It has cooled off a bit and cool nights, 42 degrees in the mornings now. Still hot days.

  11. Princess, you are such a Lady! And good with that ball. Looks pretty hot in your wonder you didn't like to go out. Thank god for the cooler evenings eh?

  12. Princess - you are quite a great storyteller! You take after your mom. Please keep us posted with your activities. Much Love, Auntie Rachael

  13. Sophie: I answered on your own blog.

    Rachael: Princess and I say Thank you!

  14. Princess-you are cool, sister.
    I like you don't like going to the vet's, and I hate getting drooled on. Too bad I live with the eternal drooler, Bud the lab. He can't help his drooly self, and he has a huge crush on me which doesn't help.
    Stay cool,
    Princess, your namesake at Sunset Pines Farm in GA(I am a rott mix rescue)


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