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March 3, 2009

See how happy I am?

See how happy I am?

Getting Frisky!

I woke to rain this morning and instantly worried I’d have to wear my dreaded red raincoat.  But guess what?  It never rained!  Hallelujah! Instead, it was sunny and warm and beautiful!!  Quillette (to the left) was all smiles about the weather and so was I. Gretchen was ecstatic as well, though she ended up carrying her rain gear in her backpack all day long. Maybe that’s why it didn’t rain!

Our day didn’t start with Quillette — it started with Lucy and Ollie.  Lucy was super happy to see me when we picked her up, but Ollie takes the cake for enthusiasm. He bounced himself silly while Gretchen attempted to leash him up and Lucy whined impatiently for the walk to begin.

It was a long walk, up to the gardens for the tractor pose.

"Don't look down, Ollie!"

"Don't look down, Ollie!"

Ollie is kind of afraid of heights. I understand, so am I.  He refused to look at the camera, instead focusing on the ground beneath the tractor. Shortly after this picture was taken, he walked off the back of the tractor to the safety of the ground.

Lucy stood atop the tractor patiently, but on three legs.  This is her “ready to go” pose and man, was she ever ready to go…probably because she knows a game of fetch at the tennis courts was coming up next!

"Uh, it's time to go, isn't it?"

"Uh, it's time to go, isn't it?"

That Lucy is kind of funny. Gretchen was trying to get Ollie to chase a ball and Lucy just kept shoving her ball into Gretchen’s legs. At one point, Lucy got so upset, she pushed the ball between Gretchen’s legs and barked loudly.

Gretchen was kneeling on the ground and in rather a precarious position, but she still got this shot of Lucy underneath her pushing the ball into a visible position.

"It's right here. Do you see it now?"

"It's right here. Do you see it now?"

Meanwhile, Ollie and I played chase…

"Can't catch me!!"

"Can't catch me!!"

"I'm too fast for you!"

"I'm too fast for you!"

"He has my ball!"

"He has my ball!"

Ollie is pretty funny. He hops up, he hops sideways, and at one point he hopped right on my ball and raced away with it.  He was feeling frisky, I tell ya, and it was really fun to watch (and chase after!).

Fetch, it's all about fetch!

Fetch, it's all about fetch!

Lucy never gave up though, on her beloved game of fetch. While Ollie and I chased each other round and round, Lucy ran back and forth, back and forth fetching her ball and placing it at Gretchen’s feet over and over and over again.

No wonder her nickname is Lucy Ball!

After we dropped Ollie and Lucy back home, we headed down to Gemma’s house with a stop at the coffeeshop so I could get some water. It was warm out there today and I appreciate Mezzaluna Cafe’s bowl of water outside their shop.  Ahhhhhhh….

Little Ms. Gemma hasn’t been feeling well. She’s had an upset tummy of late, so we were banned (by Gretchen) from romping and wrestling.  Instead, we walked through the water parks and Gemma looked longingly at the big playfield she wasn’t able to play in.

"Are you sure we can't play, just a little?"

"Are you sure we can't play, just a little?"

She sure has a funny tail. It kind of looks like a racoon’s tail, only it points straight up!  It’s like her own special compass.

We walked, but Gemma really, really wanted to play so at one point, I just stopped in the park, rolled over and let her chew on my neck and ears for good measure.  I think playing with me is the best medicine!

We’ll see if she’s feeling better tomorrow!

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After we took Gemma back home, we walked up the street to retrieve Quillette. Q’s mom is a student and must spend long hours at the library writing papers, reading and studying. That means that sometimes Quillette spends long hours alone at home.  We fetch her, she hangs out at our house, and then, we take a long afternoon walk together.

Today we went through Frink Park and we both got a little Frisky!

"Come on! Chase me!"

"Come on! Chase me!"

Since it rained last night and early this morning, the park was really, really muddy. I don’t know about you, but mud gets my juices flowing and I raced up and down the trail, round and round Quillette, and did everything I could to get her to chase me. She did for a second or two, but mostly she just smiled at me and woofed loudly when I passed.  That’s how Q shows off her friskiness — she sounds really ferocious!

But instead of chasing, she posed for Gretchen and smiled away!

A perfect way to end a perfect day — with happiness!  Until tomorrow,

Rubin

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