Sunday, November 4, 2007
When the leaves fly...It's time for DECK HOCKEY !!
Yes, sports fans, it's Buster and Bailey on the back deck, playing their favorite autumn game--Deck Hockey!
The game begins with the careful--and somewhat fickle--choosing of balls. This ritual is ALWAYS performed by Buster, who almost ALWAYS has second thoughts about which ball "feels just right."
The next part is the initial scrimmage--a toss-out by Dad, careful footwork by Bailey, and loud posturing by the opposing team. Buster does know how to bark!
Finally, the game begins in earnest!
No one really "wins" a game of deck-hockey. The players normally retire after one participant (usually Bailey) disappears from the playing field with the ball in her mouth.
But Buster LOVES this game, and he'll play it again and again. And again. Bailey thinks he's a little crazy.
Now it's half-time, and the entertainment is an itinerant local citizen running for Town Council. The poor man has no idea what awaits him!