Saturday, September 19, 2015

Our Ballgame

I think my brother has a strange habit.  There is a certain bush in our backyard and he likes to stand on it (and sometime lay on it).

He says it tickles his belly.  You can see he is torturing me by keeping my ball away from me.  I hate it when he does that but I humor him cuz he is my brother.

I asked him nice to give me the ball.

He just kept ignoring me and chewing on it.  He was chewing MY ball, the one mom throws for ME!

Finally I had to ask mom to give Stanley the "DROP IT" command.  It was my only hope to continue fetching before mom decided to quit!

He pretended he was deaf.

 Finally he got up and looked at me, brother to brother.

I knew he'd eventually give up.  Play ball!

Murphy & Stanley


  1. Hari Om
    Does the bush have leaves which give scent? Angel Jade was furever rolling and snugging with my Apple-scented Geranium, she couldn't get enough of it!!! Then again, the tickle tummy theory works... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. that's a cool idea to use that bush like a scratching post butt vice versa ... maybe he needed a belly massage furst before he was ready to play ball with ya?

  3. BOL he sure does love that bush and your ball ;) Glad you got it back to play ball!

    xoxo, Ginger, Matt & Matilda

  4. Quite often I wish I had a brother to play with, but then I read posts like this and I wonder if having a sibling is all it's cracked up to be.
    Toodle pip!

  5. Brothers seem like a pawsome thing to be!

    Ziggy Out!!

  6. Isn't brotherhood challenging sometimes?? So glad it all worked out!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  7. Roxy ALWAYS takes everyone's toys. She doesn't like anyone having fun. Very annoying.

  8. Yep, brothers are special. Sisters are fun too.

  9. Having a brother or sister to play with would be so much fun!!! Enjoy every minute of it - even the "ball-free" ones.

    Abby Lab

  10. Is the bush "base"?!?
    Sorry we haven't been leaving comments. Mom's been working really hard out in the gardens and we've been supervising.

  11. a doodle in the bush is worth two in the hand :)

  12. MAybe...he was stuck in the bush!! BROTHERS!!!



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