Thursday, February 09, 2017

Playing Fetch

Marcus:  Remember my new basketball, the one I deflated within two minutes of receiving it?  (A Basketball for Marcus)

Taylor:  Yes.

Marcus:  Well, don't ever let anyone try to tell you everything has to be brand new to be fun.  Old toys are just as exciting.

Taylor:  Old?  The basketball is only a week and a half old.

Marcus:  Age is relative.  For example, this old basketball has plenty of life left in it.  Look at how much fun I'm having playing fetch with Jan.

Taylor:  Yes, I've seen you two through the window.  She tries to pick it up with the end of one finger because it's covered in muddy saliva. 

Marcus:  But look at what a great toy it is.  Not only can I fetch it and catch it, I can practice my hunting skills on it too.

Taylor:  It must be nice to have a toy that's so versatile.

Marcus:  Yes, I love my old basketball.  It's a bit ratty but it's easy to catch.

Taylor:  A bit ratty?  Have you noticed there isn't much left of it?

Marcus:  No problem.  Jan will buy me a new one when this one disintegrates.

Taylor:  Somehow I doubt that.  But if it makes you happy, dream on.

Marcus:  Thanks.  I always say we should be thankful for what we have. 

Taylor:  No, you don't.  Jan says we should be thankful for what we have.  She also says you should be thankful for all the toys you've had that you've destroyed.

Marcus:  Hey, I never destroyed a toy in my life.  Well, except for the bear with no eyes and no squeaker.  And the beach ball I punctured in less than a second.  Oh, and maybe the ...

We are joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop at Brian's Home.


  1. Hari OM
    Yup - that's lots to be thankful for!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. OMC, Are you serious ? That's your NEW basketball .... MOL

  3. Toys are meant to be played with! That' whole point. And who's to say how one plays should match how another one plays?

  4. This cracked me up! Glad you are enjoying your ball so much, Marcus. :) PS: A friend of mine adopted a dog with cute ears just like yours! :)

  5. BOL that basketball is something else!
    Lily & Edward

  6. They just don't use quality ingredients in ball manufacturing these days!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  7. Marcus, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! You see a beautiful toy and Taylor sees a ratty old ball!

  8. That's about how all my favorite squeaky toys look! But I still love them!

  9. Wow, Marcus. That basketball sure looks like fun! And hey, we're never seen the INSIDE of a basketball before now. :)

  10. In our house, the older the toy the better it is to play with too Marcus!! Dory still carries around our Halloween toy to play tuggie with!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  11. You have really broken that one in. We should buy stock in the basketball company :)

  12. WE think that TOYS age very much Fast... Sometimes going from Brand New to Totally Deaded in just a few seconds. Just sayin.

  13. BOL looks like you had a wonderful time playing with the remains of your ball... you called it... Couldn't tell from here but we're taking your word on. Yups some toys simply don't last, and I'm betting by the looks of it that one was one of your fav.s

    Mom and I can't thank you enough for telling us about the Blog Hop. We truly appreciate it. It's been a blast. We had noo idea what a blog hop is or how to go about it. We're living and learning here.

    Loved your blog and piccy's

    Molly and my Mom @ The Fast and The Furriest

  14. You have your own deflate gate going so just keep having fun! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  15. I was still wondering how he deflated that ball and now it looks like he's torn a good chunk of it out! What powerful jaws Marcus must have!

  16. Marcus, we are thankful for your incredibly playful ability to search and destroy almost anything that's rubber, plastic or wood. CONGRATULATIONS on having the Most Played With Basketball On Earth That Still Has Life Left.

  17. Whooooo Marcus you sure have healthy teef. stella rose

  18. Marcus, we are thankful that you bites the basketball instead of the kitties and other woofies. You're furry funny too!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  19. hello marcus its dennis the vizsla dog hay i think that basketbal may hav hatchd!!! keep an eye owt for bayby basketbals wot yoo kan play with!!! ok bye

  20. The poor BALL!!! There is nothing left of it :-)

    We are late for Thankful Thursday but dropping by today!

    The Dash Kitten Crew

  21. MJF Had some balls that met their fate just like yours, Marcus!!! And he loved to pick them up and play chase me or keep away...and when his doggy cousin was here he had a ball sharing his balls! He doesn't seem too interested in those games anymore...but he still loves to run!


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