Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How I Learned to Retrieve….well, kinda

I added the “well, kinda” to the title because I never technically learned to retrieve. I was born knowing how to retrieve. I bet that when I came out of the womb, I was retrieving bits of paper or cloth or some of my 12 siblings’ tails or something.

When my mom and dad got home with me, their little chocolate puppy, the first thing they did (after they pulled me out from behind the house plants) was throw a tennis ball for me to retrieve. And retrieve I did.

I remember that day. It was the first time I had ever seen a tennis ball, and to a little 7-week-old puppy it looked H-U-G-E! But I didn’t care. They threw it out across the kitchen floor, and I took off after it. It took me a little while to wrangle it so I could pick it up in my little 7-week-old mouth, but I brought it back to them!

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Fee, I’f gah ih in mah mouf!

My mom and dad were really impressed with me. They just ooed and aahed and laughed and acted like I had just retrieved the Crown Jewels.

That was fine with me, because they kept throwing stuff for me to retrieve, just so they could keep saying things to me like, “Good girl, Sally,” “Way to go, Sally,” and “What a dog!”

They are so low maintenance.

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Then they would say things to each other like, “Isn’t she cute,” and “Boy, she sure loves retrieving.” Well….yeah. That’s a no-brainer.

Anyway, my point is that it wasn’t long before my mom had her video camera out shooting footage of me retrieving.

This particular video even has my granddaddy in it. He loved to play with me, but he passed away last year. I was very sad.

But on with the show! Little Sally retrieving.

Feel free to ooh and aah like my mom and dad did. I’m used to it now!



See you on the dock,

Sally, the Captain of Team 3 Dawg Flite

Proud member of Dixie Dock Dogs

7 comments:

Mason Dixie said...

That was such a cute post of sally. I loved the video. We would have had a great time as little puppy girls growing up together. I love to retrieve too!! what are the odds.

GoldenSamantha said...

What a fabulous video! Lots of work, but Sally is pawsome and yes - what cute face and what a retriever! Great soundtrack too - so sorry about grandad though. Beautiful puppy!
xo Love,Sammie

Martha Basset said...

Awe Sally you were the cutest puppy! We loved your video and puppy pictures.
Our mum has gone all funny - what is it with puppies?
Sorry about your Grandad - at least he got to meet you. He must have just loved you.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xx

Chester's Mom said...

Well if that ain't about the cutest video ever!! Mom says she wishes she could just pick you up and squeeze you like she useta with me. But you have grown into quite a beautiful tomboy-or is it tomdawg? Sure glad you have a video of you and your grandpa playing together.

Pee.Ess. I'd like to learn how you go forwards and backwards so fast. I even saw you do it backwards out of the swimming pool in one of your other videos. Your Mom's gonna have to do a teaching post about that too.

Woofs and puppy slobbers!
Chester

PTdogger said...

sally, you make me want another puppy. you were a very smart girl as a puppy. you need to teach my lab some of your tricks. i don't think a person can get to many dogs. i have 4 dogs!

barb said...

Oh my goodness, you were such a cute puppy. I'd like to kiss that sweet little face of yours. And such a good retriever!

Cedric said...

This is great!