We have a lot of fun around our house some Saturdays...and the funnest days are the ones we do not plan or anticipate in any way.
This morning my youngest and middle daughters decided on a whim to play a game of Wii baseball.
We go through spells with the Wii.
It sits idle a lot of the time, and then, Poof, out of nowhere, somebody turns it one.
That's what happened this morning.
I was at my computer with my back turned to the girls and could hear them laughing, giggling and yelling at their players. Not long after they began though, I began to hear barking.
With German Shepherds, barking isn't a cute little noise they make when they want to hear themselves talk.
A German Shepherd's bark is all business.
I couldn't figure out what in the world could possibly be so wrong until I got up, walked into the den, and watched the action for a bit.
The youngest plays softball so Layla (the GSD) is used to her swinging and hitting a ball, which Layla then races to get if it happens to hit the ground before the catcher can receive it. Soccer balls, tennis balls, wiffle balls, you name it...Layla loves to play ball.
What she could not figure out this morning was WHERE THE HECK IS THE BALL???!!
She was beside herself.
Every time one of the girls would swing, Layla actually looked up and followed the line of sight where the ball should have been. She even sniffed at the fireplace, the baskets in front of the fireplace and up to the mantle where she cannot reach even on her hind legs. She eventually became so upset that I swear she was having a panic attack.
I took this series of pictures with my Iphone...there was a lot of movement so my subjects sometimes are blurry...Layla's tail especially is blurry because she wanted to play sooooo badly. In most of the other shots, she is either barking, waiting for the next pitch, or darting from kid to kid.
We finally found one of her tennis balls and an old practice soccer ball, gave them to her, she jumped up on the couch with them, and proceeded to tear them into shreds. As long as she had her own balls, she never barked at the girls again.
I also shot a little video to share...
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