Don't you think it's a lovely collection? Yes, I know some of them look a little deflated, but at least it means I can pick them up in my mouth and carry them around! I have found all these hiding in bushes whilst out on my walkies. I think most have been abandoned by children or other doggies once they have punctured, but that doesn't bother me, I still love them just the same.
This is my mean face to warn mum not to try and take my footballs away from me. I have the blue one and the mini one safe, but the poor white one is a bit out of my reach so I'm keeping my beady eye on it.
Action shot! I thought mum was about to try and take one of the footballs, but I have much faster reflexes than she does! I know it's a bit of a weird one, but my favourite game with the the footballs apart from actually playing football is to hold a ball firmly in my teeth and have dad kick it. I then shake my head around furiously with the ball still held in my teeth and go back for him to do it again. Mum doesn't like us playing it as she thinks it's dangerous, but dad only taps it. I don't know why it's so much fun, it just is! Dad is away at the moment working, but when he is back I will get him to play and video it! Yes, I'm a crazy pup!
Hmm, which one to play with next? Look what happened to the new turf! I kept lifting it up to see what was underneath (mud, quite boring actually) and it didn't root very well. After all the weekend rain it now looks better again (apart from where I have pee pee'd on it, oops!).
I got impatient posing and had a play with one of the tennis balls. I have also found 3 baby's dummies (I think some of you might call them pacifiers?) but mum takes these away from me straight away even though they are great fun to chew on! I guess since I am now almost one I should really start to wean myself off that habit!
After we took these photos I had an attack of the zoomies. I was just so excited after playing with my footballs! You can see the old grass was really dry. Well, it's now almost as green as the new stuff as it's STILL raining here!
After I'd had my mad 5 minutes, we went inside so I could show you the rest of my collection. Now there have been quite a few other tennis ball sized finds, but a lot of them have either fallen to bits (been chewed!) or I have re-lost! I currently have 2 tennis balls, the white rubbery ball & this cool furry ball with a squeaker and a tuggy rope. What a find that one was! I was so happy that morning. It was right in the middle of the field. Once home it went in the washing machine and came out good as new. I hope the doggy who lost it wasn't too upset, but I mean, it wasn't really "lost", it was sat right there on the field so it's their own silly fault if they went home without it! The tennis balls are harder to find as they're usually in long grass. Quite often mum throws my ball and I come back with a different one!
Then I eyed up the white ball. These are my favourite kind and I have quite a few of my own in various colours. They bounce really well & are good to chew and drop in mum or dad's lap once they are good and gooey! One day I lost one of my own balls on the field as I saw one of my friends and went to play instead of fetching it. Mum looked for it but couldn't find it as it was the evening and it was starting to get dark. The next day she was talking to Auntie Kim and said I had lost my favourite ball on the field. Auntie Kim went into the other room and came back with my ball! Paddy the Poodle had found it! Go Paddy!
Mum too a little video of me playing, but she's silly and held the camera the wrong way AGAIN!
So, please someone tell me I'm not the only naughty puppy that likes to find and collect lost balls? I'm not a kleptomaniac I promise! I would never take a ball from another doggy, these ones are all just lying in bushes and long grass seemingly unloved and unwanted. I'm just trying to give them a happy life again!