Thursday, August 25, 2011

Playing catch

Sometimes Darby decides to mix things up and instead of chasing a ball she runs out and waits to catch the ball.   I'm trying to teach her a command for it by saying "Go out for it!" every time she runs out and waits, but so far she doesn't really seem to have the command down. 

Seems that last night she was in a catching mood rather than a chasing mood.  With Glenn manning the ball and me the camera, I managed to get a few shots of the "Go out for it!" routine:
Dropping the ball in front of Glenn
Heading out with one more look to make sure he hasn't thrown it yet.
Turning around!
Ready!  Throw it! 
She caught it.  I missed catching her catch it, but she caught it!  She rarely misses.

And where, you ask, was the Pumpkin-girl?

Banished to the kitchen because she just couldn't play nice. 


Sarge said...

Hey Darby!
Wow, great game! You've turned ordinary catch into a two-fer! Catch and chase...great idea. Love your stretched out leap pix! Boy, Pumpkin, you're missing the fun.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

scotsmad said...

Pumpkin does have an impish look!

Great catching bad the photographer missed the actual catch.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella