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!




Maggie & Mitch said...

Okay, I know we're supposed to be watching the hockey game, but I can't get over your beards! They are so lush and beautiful! What's your secret?!

Love ya lots,

Noah the Airedale said...

Love the footwork you two. We can tell Busters pretty fussy about which ball to use lol.

Hugs and tail wags,
Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Harry said...

Buster certainly is very discerning about his balls. Looks like a great game.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Balboa & Mommy said...

what a great game, I'm coming over tohelp you play!!!!!

Frenchie Snorts

Faya said...

I wish I could play with you... I love to play with tennis balls..and yours look great !
Kisses, Faya