Thursday, October 15, 2009

My view of my house lately

This is the view I've been having of my house most often the last week or so:

Even with the days getting shorter, Darby is still waking up at 5:00 am and wanting out. And, the instant she steps outside the back door, even before she "does her business" after having been in her crate all night long, she stops at the potting bench and looks up, asking for the tennis ball she knows is sitting there.

She has become obsessed with retrieving tennis balls!


So, there I stand in the early morning dark, early evening dark, late evening before-we-go-to-bed-dark, throwing a tennis ball for Darby. Don't get me wrong--I'm really glad she likes to retrieve--it is a good, easy way for her to get some exercise. But, I have to admit I sometimes wish I were inside looking out!


Anonymous said...

I know I'd wish the same thing at 5 in the morning!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Darby! It's me Buddy!
I sure wish we were neighbors. We could play. My person won't play ball at 5 am. I can hardly get her out of bed. You're a lucky puppy.


christian and erika said...

nice post mom! you SHOULD be glad she likes the ball that much. But I think you need a chuck-it and some more space to really see her run!

a corgi said...

she's too cute and such a creature of habit! need to figure out a way to get her to sleep in later until it gets a bit brighter outside. well at least it goes to prove she has good eyesight if she can retrieve the tennis ball in the dark :)


Amy said...

It's terrible this time of year when it gets dark so much earlier. Doesn't seem to be spoiling Darby's fun though! :)