A little scare.

Oh my goodness. Buzz and I just about had a collective heart attack this afternoon.

It all started when we went into the backyard to enjoy the sunshine.

Buzz ran around for a bit and then I told him to get his ball so we could play.
Well, he ran around and around not listening, so I started singing to him, “Where is your ba-all? Where is your ba-all? Where is your ba-all?” And he just kept zooming around, ignoring me.

And then came over and he gave me this face… [reenactment!]

This is his sad, worried face. Uh-oh!
He had been running around looking for his ball and couldn’t find it!
And he seemed to think I, the all-knowing food lady, was teasing him! Oh, the guilt!

I thought that maybe he couldn’t find the ball because it is so...um..."camouflaged" these days.

I decided to look for it myself.
It was nowhere to be found!
Oh, tragedy!
[this photo isn't so much a reenactment as an mood impact imagination]

Did a wild animal make off with it?
[more mood impact imagination]

Maybe our neighbor Tucker did something? Tucker knows how to get in and out of my yard.

Or maybe my landlord confused it with garbage? Cleaned it up? Threw it out?



Then I remembered that I had been doing laundry that morning in the basement. While Buzz was in the backyard.

So...I ran over and opened the basement door. Buzz and I ran down the stairs together. And there it was! Buzz was so happy.

So freakin’ happy!

And me too!

And who might this be?

It is Buzz's friend Tessa!

She's just a little thing (40 pounds to his 60).

So Buzz usually lays down to play with her.

Which is super-sweet of him. He's always very good with other dogs, its people that sometimes freak him out, especially if they do dastardly things like jog! Or run!! Not allowed!

These pictures were taken in low light with no flash and I brightened them in photoshop rather callously.

This seems to have given them a variety of extreme color schemes. Is that blue sunlight coming in the window?

But these still amuse me...each is chewing on the other's leg!

And really, maybe the bizarre colors suit the weird playstyle?

The fun.

The insanity.

Hey, are you two tired yet?

Okay, good!

Tessa came from a rescue! And she's awesome! Another life saved!

= = =

edited to add: I played some more with that last picture to see if I could get Tessa's eyes and smile to come out more....

Set in his ways...

his bouncey, crazy ways!

Here's a video of Buzz's afternoon routine, when I come home from work and let him out into the yard.

hopefully, the embedding will work, but if not here is the direct link:

: )