Monday, January 30, 2017

A Basketball for Marcus


Marcus:  Jan bought me a basketball Saturday.  I loved it!

Percy:  For all of 30 seconds and then you figured out how to sink your teeth into it. 


Marcus:  Isn't that what balls are for, to chew on?

Percy:  No, that's what chew toys are for.


Marcus:  But that was such a great chew toy.  I thanked Jan for it.

Percy:  Yes, you did.  You thanked her by deflating the basketball.  And after you did that, you thanked her by biting her toe - right through her shoe. She's not happy about the hole in her shoe or her toe. 


Marcus:  I said I was sorry, but it was her own fault for sticking her foot in my mouth. She knows my teeth are razor sharp. 

Percy:  She did not stick her foot in your mouth.  You two were playing soccer with a deflated basketball ... By the way, doesn't that seem a bit strange to you?


Marcus:  No.  It seems perfectly normal to me.

Percy:  If you say so.  To continue, you two were playing soccer with a deflated basketball and when she kicked the ball, you tried to block it, but missed and bit Jan's toe.  How is that her fault?


Marcus:  If she wanted to keep all her toes, she shouldn't have let me deflate the ball. 

Percy:  How was she supposed to stop you? 


Marcus:  She wasn't, I guess.  I just opened my mouth as wide as possible and sank my teeth into the ball.

Percy:  So when the time comes to write your obituary, whichever one of us is still around can tell everyone your best feature was your big mouth?

Marcus:  Yes.  NO!!!  Don't tell anyone that.

Percy:  Okay, I won't tell anyone.  *mumble*  Except in this post.


16 comments:

  1. That basketball looks like it could still be fun, Marcus. Just not for basketball. :)

    We hope Jan's toe is better!

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  2. Marcus, that is your own version of deflate-gate

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  3. The LA Lakers need you
    Lily & Edward

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  4. I bet that ball can still be a fun toy even if deflated. No ball is a match for your mouth, Marcus!

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  5. Oh noes! Here's hoping Jan's toe is okay!

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  6. MARCUS... we all UNDERSTAND the need to Change the Shape of that Ball... ROUND ones are so difficult to control and or Carry around and stuffs... so you just made a Slight IMPROVEMENT in that super pressie.
    Darn, WHY would Jan stuff her toe into your mouth? THAT was a bit silly if you ask us.

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  7. Oh, Marcus I hope so much that your OBIT is a LOOOONNNGGG way off. But maybe keep your mouth closed around Jan's toe. I mean around Jan.

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  8. Those teeth must be super sharp to deflate a basket ball!

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  9. Bear Cat regularly tells me I'M his favorite chew toy :)

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  10. Dear Marcus, we are so happy you liked your new blankie. We sent that you to cos mom read a post where you could not find yours. Stella Rose

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  11. Dang, another deflate-gate scandal!

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  12. No offense, but I don't think I would play with you.

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  13. Oh Marcus, you make our mom bean laugh out loud! She thinks you are a real character. Jan is a special lady to put up with your shenanigans!!!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  14. We had a basketball that met a similar fate and several of those colorful balls from Walmart. One bite and poof, they are gone!

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  15. I'm on your side Marcus. Squeaky balls, even big orange ones, are meant to be deflated! I'd be a bit more careful about your human's toes, though.

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  16. I love to destroy (deflate) those big balls too...soccer balls, basket balls, volley balls, etc...then I can prance around with them and play keep away!

    Sorry your Miss Jan's toe caught one of your teeth...ouch! Hope its better now.

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