Little Things

November 11th, 2010

Earlier in the summer my friend Carol came for a visit with her dog Piper.   She brought along a wonderful toy for Mister M. and also this cute little soccer squeaky toy that you see JJ holding in the picture.   JJ loves balls so I had no doubt that he would love this one as well.  What I didn’t know is that this particular soccer ball would instantly become his favorite. 

He plays with it ALL the time.   In fact, two months or so it got a little tear in the rubber so we thought we’d have to throw it away, but before we did that we wanted to have one to replace it.  JJ literally cries for this ball if we put it away.   We took him to the local pet store and found another ball that’s the same size, only the ball is a little harder than the original.   He adopted them both and we ended up not tossing the first one since he loves it so much. 

If he has a choice- he’ll ALWAYS grab the ball that Carol gave him first.  The picture is him playing with that ball this morning.  I would love to get a better shot of him on his back like that, but it happened so fast that I grabbed the iPhone (eye) and tried to at least get something.   

I think we could learn a lot from the animals in our lives.  They show us unconditional love each day, and also that it’s the little things in life that really are important.  Definitely food for thought on this cold and rainy Thursday

6 Responses to “Little Things”

  1. Bobby says:

    Wizzy – I have always loved little dogs and cats.

    Hmmm, come to think of it I pretty much like most every little creature.


  2. admin says:

    You and me both Bobby- well cept spiders. :)

  3. Maggie says:

    I am with you Wizzi.. not spiders. LOL

  4. Sunny says:

    Me too, Wizzy…I am freaked out by Spideys !
    JJ does look like he is have a blast with the soccer ball!

    I feel the same way about a fave pair of slippers my Aunt gave me for Christmas last year!

    They are ripped in the toe and I cannot sew thru the bottom rubber part. But I love them and wear them even so!

    Thankyou for your support, I love you too and as always you and family are in my daily prayers. :)

  5. carol says:

    AWWWW… ;-) piper is so happy that JJ is loving the ball..piper’s favorite ball is the tennis ball, nothing else holds her interest once she spies a tennis ball in our hands..
    happy playing, JJ !!

    woofs from piper… ;-)

  6. admin says:

    Let’s ban spiders haha.

    Sunny- I’m so sentimental about those kind of things too. They are special to us and we just don’t want to let them go. I guess some pets are the same.

    I’ve been thinking of you and I’ll continue to pray for you. *big hugs*

    Carol- JJ Loves it! He loves a tennis ball (and all balls) but he will stop dead in his tracks for the soccer ball. He even gets a little agressive towards other dogs if they try to get his ball. One afternoon we were playing and his Irish setter friend took the ball and ran for about 20 minutes with the ball. JJ chased her the entire time. It was hilarious.

    Can’t wait to get together when we get back :)

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