Posts Tagged ‘Catch’

I workout!

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Hey, no New Year’s resolutions required here, dawgs!  I’m stayin’ in shape through the holidays.

It’s easy ‘cuz it’s fun!  I eat healthy foodsnacks & chewies.  I go for walks on the beach and family adventures.  Sometimes mom puts my food in toys, so I have to eat slower & exercise while I eat – cool!  I play with friends whenever I can.  Fetch & catch are always awesome.  I even hopped on the treadmill to show you dawgs how I roll!  (There are treadmills for dogs.  Your humans can help you use one safely:  read here, here and here.)  It’s all good ‘cuz I get plenty of R&R and vet care, so I stay happy & healthy.  And my humans love meAwwww…..

Happy Howl-idays, hounds!  See ya’ next year!  ~Rusty~

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Ridiculous rover

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Rusty, here.  Hey, remember when I mastered catch? No small feat for me.  Well, check this act out:  it’s amaze-balls and ridiculous!  I’m not aspiring to master this any time soon.  Treats are meant to be eaten asap, dawgs!  ~Rusty~


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Poodle’s got game!

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Wait’s over …. I’m finally showing off my catch game! It’s been a long time coming, but mom was patient with me.  I used to duck when a ball was thrown to me.  But she found a perfectly sized & weighted ball.  (Ruth wants me to tell you that this ball is non-toxic & non-abrasive for my teeth, unlike regular tennis balls.  But, it doesn’t stand up to chewing well, and I’ve gone thru quite a few already, just chewing them as I play fetch.)

Here’s how I learned:  First, mom bounced the ball near me so I could catch it after the 1st bounce.  When I got good @ that, she gently tossed it in the air so I could catch it in the air as it went by me.  No bounce required & not scary!  After awhile, I started to run toward the ball to catch it, so mom knew I was brave enough to catch it if it was tossed to me head-on.  She sat down on the floor, lightly tossed it a short distance toward me, & I grabbed it.  Now I’m a catching machine!  Mad skills, dawgs.  Mad skills.  ~Rusty~

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What?!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

I’ve mastered my catch game! So while my humans are editing video proof of that, I saw this video. Birds & balls?! Seriously, I chase balls, and I chase birds. What exactly should a poodle do with a bird on a ball? Nuff said. Ruff. ~Rusty~


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New toy!

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

I’m having a blast with my new favorite ball (Thanks, Tim!) It glows in the dark, so it’s easy to find under furniture.  And, it’s lightweight – so I’m not scared to try to catch it.  Ruth’s teaching me to catch.  I don’t like the ball thrown straight @ me (poodle trust issues?). But I’m getting better @ catching it on the fly if she throws past me, or after it bounces once.  Someday,  I hope to enjoy an epic catch game like this guy!  –Rusty