Saturday, April 19, 2008
Yes, Tess likes balls
It's been a while since I've broken out the camera for taking some hard core dog action shots. I got a call early this morning that we've all been expecting for about a month and it inspired me to turn to my resident therapists for some guidance. One therapist in particular took some good shots. The other therapist spent most of her day glued to my side...only making cameo appearances in some of the pictures below.
So, here goes...I'm going to forgo doctor patient confidentiality and reveal some things that happened in my therapy session today.
It all started with a lesson in levitation. Then, Tess jumped out of her shadow. Sure, Tess catches some and drops some. I'll forgive her for the drops. She has great style, even in failure. Faced with a brick wall, does Tess back down? Hell no! Balls are sacred and should never touch the ground.
After I got the ball stuck on the roof, I had to go in and get another one. I got some of my favorite shots of Tess after the ball change.
Towards the end of the therapy session the light got just right. What do you think dogs think about at this moment? Ball,ball, ball, ball!
I had one more toss left in me before it was time to go back in to see what I'd captured. I'm so glad there was one toss left in me. Tess didn't catch this one. It bounced in her mouth and ricocheted across the back porch. My only thought...please let the camera catch what I think I just saw. It did.
Slobbery tennis balls explained and therapy session concluded.
It's important to note that while not a part of the action, Molly is still glued to my side while I write this. It's funny how she just "knows." I think Molly would also like for me to add that she can kick Tess' butt in the water.