Today is Tequila’s birthday, which coincidentally coincides with National Love Your Pet Day (AKA – everyday in the DBDT household)! Although we didn’t do anything special to celebrate, I did take a break from photography work to play in the snow with the herd.
Here in Alaska we don’t get many “snow days” off from work or school because life continues on no matter how much snow there is in this region. Luckily, President’s Day provided a perfect opportunity to pretend that it was a snow day and stay home – only venturing out as far as the yard for some fun.
Each of the fur babies has a favorite toy to play with outside. Tequila loves her frisbee, Stoli has a stuffed soccer ball with handles and Brinley is ALL ABOUT HER TENNIS BALL! It’s a good thing we have a long driveway where I can use the ball chucker to throw it down the drive way for her.
Today Stoli decided it was more fun to try to steal her ball than play with his own. But try as he might, he just couldn’t seem to beat her to the ball, or get her to drop it by bouncing around her. Eventually he gave up and was content to just run back and forth.
Sometimes I’m not sure he knew where he was running to, but he was having plenty of fun regardless. And all that running keeps him warm despite that short haired coat of his.
Each time I’d angle the chucker back for a throw this is the face I’d see. Complete and total concentration.
Unfortunately that didn’t always translate into finding where the ball went when my aim was a bit off and it landed in a snow bank. She did attempt several methods to find those errant balls. It was quite hysterical to watch her dig and plow her way through the snow in her quest, especially since the snow was as deep as she is tall in most spots!
Then she’d look up in frustration to see if I had guidance to give. I’d point her in one direction or another until she realized this was a lost cause.
A few times big sister attempted to help, snorkeling through the snow and retracing the paths that Brinley had made, carving them a bit wider as she went.
She didn’t have any luck finding the missing balls either and decided to go back to her frisbee.
And while all this was going on Miss Luna decided to come out to the porch and supervise.
That’s as far as she made it since she doesn’t like to get her paws in that cold white stuff and it’s definitely deeper than she’s interested in.
Apparently all that fun wore everyone out because a few minutes after we came inside everyone was out cold.
Including Luna! It’s hard work supervising all that chaos. 🙂