Friday, March 21, 2014

The Master & Video Proof

I mentioned the other day that there was "something" going on and that I was gonna have to tell our furiend Bert to "take a note". That's how us dogs do our "smack talk". Well, that thing happened and we have VIDEO PROOF of it!

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


  1. OMD that is so cool, I wonder if you can get those across the pond :) xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. Hay guy's I have just seen this and I can buy it here, it is expensive, so I was wondering, is it really good and does the ball go a long way ? I keep buying stuff that is rubbish LOL xxxxx

    1. You can adjust how far the ball goes by how much you cock the gun. The ball goes quite a ways (and you can shoot up into the air too) but if you are really concerned with distance then I think the fling sort of thing (like Chuck-It) might go further.

    2. It does look fun and as we both have bad shoulder's using the chuck it kill's us LOL.. I might just have to get one of these :) Thanks Guys xxxoxxxx

      Mollie and Alfie

  3. Bert is a great teacher! Looks like you boys are having lots of fun!

    Ruby & Angel Pip

  4. You learned well and indeed have moved into the master class of ball chaser

  5. Heehee. I think Abby needs to study the part of the video where you actually Give The Ball BACK so it can be launched again. Abby hasn't ever figured that part out (which is why Mom keeps 3 balls in rotation - Abby will drop her old ball if she knows a new one has been thrown...)! Nice work, Master!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  6. OK I admit it. You are now the masters of the K-9 Cannon. I swear, I still dont get it. I mean, you are standing there looking at Michelle with this big yellow gun in her hand and then you hear a pop sound and then all of a sudden, 50 feet behind you a ball falls out of the sky. I mean WHY. how does it work. Is the gun just shooting at invisible balls sthat are flying by and then when the bullet hits it, bhey become visible. Like "Wow" What is happening her.

  7. Play bows to you doods you are the masters of the k9Kannon. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. You ARE the Master of the K-9 Cannon fur SURE... you obviously DID learn a LOT from our Buddy BERT...
    WOW you are FAST and that K-9 Cannon is PAWFECT fur you Doods. WE are very much IMPRESSED with how you leaned to get a HEAD START on the Cannon's Pawjectile.
    THAT is a super DUPER place fur CANNON PRACTICE, By the Way.
    WE are so HAPPY that Miss Michelle got a K-9 Cannon fur you Doods. THAT was sooooo nice of her.. BACON and CANNON ... Goose and his mom are SOOOOOOO kind and GENEROUS.
    PeeS... we are totally PROUD of you fur giving the Ball BACK to your dad. Just sayin!

  9. That looks like so much fun!!! I wish I could teach my dogs to fetch. As it is, they love it when you throw, they will chase after the ball but they think once they capture the ball it's theirs for the keeping. They never bring it back. They keep it, hide it or play with it off by themselves. I had a CAT that loved to play fetch!

  10. That is a pretty cool weapon
    Lily & Edward

  11. Hari OM
    That is super impressive doods!!! Are you not the luckiest, getting that gift from Goose and his mom? Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  12. MOL MOL MOL Master Murphy yes indeedy you paid attention in Ball 101. Too funny how Stanley likes to try to get a head start playing back field. I saw that fly ball you caught too
    Hugs madi your bfff

  13. We've never seen a K-9 Kannon before. That fantastic. We think we might get one of those....oh yeah, we don't chase balls. Roxy only fetches if she can ruin someone else's game.

    You've got a fantastic technique, Murphy. Bert is a great teacher.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  14. Michelle is so nice to get you the ball cannon.

  15. WOW~ Yous ROCKS! My hairy slobbery sister is wildly excited to sees yous chasing the ball! She says next Valentines Day she wants to goes to the BALL with yous!!!

  16. OMD!!! You guys ROCK at that!!!! Murphy, you are so good at dropin' the ball after you run back with it....that's my problem...I DON'T drop it, butts run around with it cause I wants Ma to chase me!
    Apparently that is NOT 'fetch'...whatevers...
    I loves your cannon ~ and you are indeed the MASTER!!
    Ruby ♥
    pees: Ma said she's gonna try the 'lift the opposite leggie' while groomin' so I can't do my 'dance'...tell your peeps ~ THANKS A LOT!!! they ruined my fun!!!

  17. Whoa...dat is one cool K-9 Cannon, we wishes dat we had one of dems!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  18. Wow! That'd make my life so easy... How I wish I had a big park like you guys! That's super cool. And that's Bert! Holy Vicky! He's so big!

  19. You guys really showed Bert how the K9 Kannon really works! LOL
    That was so funny, Bert just was oblivious of the ball having already launched out!
    Bert watch Murphy and Stanley!
    Belly rubs to you guys,
    Kathy and Molly the Golden

    PS Murphy, you could teach Molly a thing or two about retrieving! :)


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