"I LOVE SNOW AND MY FRISBEE" "LET'S PLAY!"
LEONIDAS is, of course, named for a character in "The 300". Leo is ½ Border Collie and ½ Lab. His personality is ALL Border Collie and he is very intelligent, well-behaved and a magnificent dog ~ and he isn't mine!
He lives with me and when his parents are gone, spends time. on the end of my bed. He also loved balls of tatting thread, but he has learned to not "touch;" the hard way. I used a method I once incorporated when training upland game dogs to have a 'soft' mouth. Leonidas is definitely not interested in the pins involved in this process; and, will almost sniff a ball of tatting thread; but, won't actually touch it any more! Whereas a hunting dog, craving to carry something in its mouth will merely keep picking the object up very gingerly, Leo has no such continual need. That solved the wet thread problem.
However, his Frisbees must be out-of-signt. We tried putting them on top of the dryer, but he 'stood up' and 'fetched' it back to us ~ "Let's play!" We sat it a number of places and he found all. He is frantically, crazed by a Frisbee. Can you spell Cat-nip? Now that there is SNOW every where he is bounding about and pouncing on snow drifts; with his frisbee.
It was reported that DH went out this morning to clear a path through the snow berm blocking the carport exit. I was a bit apprehensive about that since his aortic transplant; however, a man is going to do what a man is going to do. Leo decided that when Loyal tossed the shovel full of snow to clear a path for the car, that he (Leo) had to run and let the load fall on him. He thought it was like fetch…with shovel loads of snow Finally, tired of falling clumps of snow, he brought the frisbee as if to say, "Can we play another game?" (photo above).
I'm still struggling with day 8 of the TIAS; and day nine is out! I will fall behind at this point because I am totally and thoroughly flim-flamed by the last line of the instructions for day 8. My thread seems to be emerging from the wrong side of the pattern. I'll get back to you later about this little "problem". So far, out of my 3 "what's its" I've managed to destroy one (the brown one) and seem to be in the process of doing the same to the s/he one! I have yet to touch the fellow who is exhibit #1. (sigh)