Monday, February 8, 2010

The secret to Ace and the game of fetch


Travis over at I Like To Fish got me addicted to this site where you can make your own motivational pictures. It's called big huge labs.

I wouldn't call my creations "motivational" but I had a lot of fun messing around with some of my pictures.
I think I've finally figured out what is wrong with Ace and why he won't fetch.
It's because he is male.
Plain and simple.
We were out on the golf course again yesterday, playing Ace's version of fetch. I have pretty much given up on him bringing it back to me. And I guess I could use the exercise. So we were getting into the routine of me chasing him around looking like an idiot.
All of the sudden Ace stops and growls. I look over in the direction where he's staring and see one of my neighbors has come out with her cute female pit bull and they are watching us. I tell Ace to settle down and I throw the Frisbee.
And guess what he does. He brings it to me perfectly. He actually places it in my hand! As soon as he releases it he looks over his shoulder at the other dog watching us, then back at me giving me the "throw it! throw it! throw it!" look.
I throw it again, afraid to hope that we are on to something. But he does it, he brings it right to my hand. I'm praising him like crazy but he seems more intent on looking at the other dog to see if she is still watching.
So that's how it went for the next ten minutes while the other dog watched. It was great! Picture the theme song to "Chariots of Fire".....Ace is running full speed. He is leaping gracefully in the air. He looks beautiful. He brings it to my hand each and every time. He actually leaps in the air and catches the Frisbee in his mouth for the first time!
I was so proud.
Then the other dog left.
And Ace dropped the Frisbee 30 feet from me again and gave me the "come and get it chubby!" look.
Stupid dog.
Here's one more picture I made with one of the twins that I thought I'd share.

Have a great day!

18 comments:

Travis said...

I LOVE THE POSTERS!

Isn't that thing fun?

And yeah, we males have been taught through the ages not to do any kind of work unless a woman is watching...

rxBambi said...

Ace is hysterical, and so typically male. I love it.

Hey I just noticed you have my button. I'm blushing. thanks. I just grabbed yours too :)

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I am cracking up!! You gotta love Ace...trying to impress the ladies! My dog fetches and brings it back..but then it's tug of war to get her to let go!

Matty said...

Yep, Ace is your typical male. And it doesn't matter if you're human or not. A guy is a guy is a guy.

blueviolet said...

Why do guys always feel the need to show off???

otin said...

Male bashing again, ladies!

Usually when a woman wants me to fetch, I give in to the pressure! LOL

Brian Miller said...

it is because he is male. i dont fetch either..just dont tell my wife. smiles.

nice posters...

Corrie Howe said...

Love the thumb sucking one. And I chuckled at the male dog showing off.

Sewn With Grace said...

Those dogs, smarter than we know. Be sure to check out my post on Tuesday, you are mentioned!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Tori,
Ace is hilarious!!! Sooooo Male.
I call it "Reindeer Games" from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
All males have participated at one time or another. :)

Baino said...

Thanks for the heads up. I've used that site for doing montages before, it's triffic. As for Ace ... clearly likes to impress the girls or the boys for that matter! At least you know he CAN if the mind takes him (then my son is capable of tidying his bedroom but not even the girlfriend is enough motivation)

Barb said...

I love our Ace stories. He's such a cutie! My dogs are all girls but they aren't much for fetching. Ginger will bring the ball back once or twice. Sassy just runs away with it! Great post. :)

Paul said...

That's pretty good idea! "Natures comfort food" indeed it is

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

oh em gee IS THAT THE PUPPY?

Mrs Montoya said...

Ace - you sly devil, you. Such a guy!!! I want to cruise over to that site. I like the idea.

McGillicutty said...

first... very cute pictures.. i've used bighugelabs for other stuff but i'll have to make some posters...
as for Ace.. i'll have to disagree with the men bashers.. my male shih tzu is a fantastic fetch player.. my female.. not so much!! she will, however, run after him pinching his tail as he runs to get the ball. yeah they're weird!!!

Erin said...

Tori--

I'M HERE! And I'm following you now. Thanks so much for stopping by my place and reading my Top Blog post from a few weeks ago....We definitely run in the same bloggy circles and I'm sad I haven't found you sooner.

I should help my dog get more exercise, but with all the cold weather, I'm bad about getting him out. Even so, he'd never fetch a frisbee!

mommyto3kiddos said...

OMG...that is way too funny about Ace!! You'll have to get your neighbor to bring her dog out more often! ;) LOL

And I love the pic of the baby. :) Too cute!