Saturday, July 16, 2011

Catching them catching


Try as she might, Pumpkin has never yet managed to catch a ball out of the air -- even one thrown very gently directly to her.  But, that doesn't stop her from trying.   Darby rarely misses catching a ball -- never when one is thrown directly to her. 

It is thrilling -- but frightening -- to see Darby launch herself into the air to catch a ball, so I try to never throw it high.  But, I'm a lousy thrower and she is maniacal about trying to catch a ball once it has bounced off the ground and up into the air -- so every now and then she throws herself into the air and my camera and I are there to catch her catching.   


Taryn said...

Cam Pumpkin catch food tidbits you toss to her? That's how we taught Jimmy how to catch. He had the same problem and learning it on food first solved it. Try popcorn as it flies more slowly.

Sarge said...

Hey Darby & Pumpkin!
Wow, you two sure do great jumps and zoomies! Pretty pawesome with such short little leggies! BOL Love these action pix.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Frankie Furter said...

Wow you two really know how to FLY. AND catch!!

Peanut said...

Peanut can usually catch a ball. It's amazing how long they are and how they can be so sporty and not stumble over their feet.

scotsmad said...

Great action shots....even the blurring gives more action.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

christian and erika said...

Bonnie can catch too! Except she absolutely refuses to catch food, only toys. I have tried several times, but she will let the food hit her in the face and then fall on the ground where she immediately vacuums it up.