First I have to remind you of Goose's post about Bert and the K-9 Kannon. Bert just could not figure it out and Goose thought it was hilarious. When me and Stanley read that on our computers I told Stanley that I could do it! I just knew I could! Unfortunately, I did NOT have a K-9 Kannon. Well guess what? Last Sunday Goose's mom gave me and Stanley our very own K-9 Kannon (in addition to all that bacon)! Can you believe that? Yes, she did and it's a beauty! Thank you so much Goose and Michelle!!
Anyway, I think most of you probably know about Bert and his love of the BALL. What you might not know is that when I was a youngster pup, Bert was the one who told me all about the glorious aspects of "the BALL". Yes, it's true. Every week we would go to the Fort and Goose's mom would throw a ball (she has a pitching arm that belongs in the Guinness World Book of Records and is quite famous for it in the doggie community). So when Michelle would throw the ball, Bert would shout, Let's go Murphy" and I would TRY with my little boy puppy legs to keep up with him. Although I would sometimes get close, Bert always beat me to it and grabbed the ball. But I was taking notes. I noted the joy in his heart from fetching and how he returned the BALL pawfectly, no chasing around. "These are the fetching rules," he would say to me over and over. And I was a good student. I was a VERY good student.
|Goose's mom getting ready to throw the ball. I was trying to get it before Bert but Bert was acting all cool and waiting for the pitch.|
|Bert teaching me about fetching at the Fort.|
|Bert was teaching me and Stanley all about the finer points of being a good dog.|
So now me and Stanley are all growed up and I have turned into a wonderful fetching dog (Stanley fetches but hasn't "caught the fever" like I have. I think he paid more attention to Bert's swimming lessons than the fetching lessons). Mom calls me "The Master". So without further ado, I, The Master, offer the following video of the first time with our K-9 Kannon.
So Bert, did you take notes? Hee . . . hee . . . hee.
Murphy & Stanley