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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

That was a bad idea...

Have you ever bought your pups a toy, and realized only later that it was a bad idea?

Wal-Mart had a sale on giant tennis balls, and being a thoughtful doggy Mom, I bought both Sam and Monty each one.

Sam was happy with his, but after rolling it around for a few minutes, decided he liked tennis balls that he could carry a bit more...

Thanks, Mom, it's very nice.


Monty was overjoyed. He took one look at his ball and promptly challenged it to a fight to the death!


Thank goodness we don't have anything fragile! For a few minutes it sounded like a wild bull was loose in our house!

Monty eventually fought it to a standstill.

It's getting tired, Dad!


...and finally Monty managed to pop it! Elapsed time: 8 minutes and 34 seconds...

Here he is resting after his heroic battle!


After a quick nap he sprang into action!

Monty, is that Sam's ball you've got there?

Ummmm, no?


It didn't take as long to pop Sam's, but Monty is now the proud owner of two deflated tennis balls!

39 comments:

Pauley, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

Oooooh that looks like FUN!

The Teacher's Pets said...

No wonder Walmart was having a giant tennis ball sale! I wonder how many other dogs destroyed the balls in 8 minutes? Well, at least you know that your dogs gave their paw of approval for being so thoughtful!

Corbin said...

BOL! That sure does look like fun! At least they were on sale ;-)
-Corbin

Remington said...

8 minutes -- well done, my friend!

KT and Lady said...

Oh, that is too funny. Yes, so many bad toy choices for my Goldens. Not enough space to describe. It is the joy of having these furkids who possess boundless joy for just about everything. Easton has decided he wants to "get' our giant swiss exercise balls! It is comical watching him nudge, bite and chase it around the house. Video soon of that display.....

Nichole said...

HA - love it!!!!!

Adrienne said...

I've seen those big tennis balls and had to stop myself from getting some for the rowdy girls. Jolly balls are the best big balls I know of. They can bite them all day and they won't pop.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Not a bad toy if the pups enjoyed it:) We sometimes like our broken or torn toys better than the new ones. Monty must have some very strong jaws.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Barbara said...

When I first found Minnie, I bought her one of those at Wal-Mart. She had the same reaction as Sam. It sat in the yard until I finally threw it out.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

It looks like they had lots of fun with those balls!! Love, Holly and mom

Berts Blog said...

Heck Monty, I don't get any balls or toys at all. I too take it as a personal challenge to DESTROY....ATTACK....nothing is too tough for me.

Somehow that has turned out to be NOT so good for me.

Bert

Anny said...

Tat's a big ball... and Monty's quite good to pop it in just 8 mins.. i am impressed!

The Army of Four said...

Woo! Way to go, Monty!!! You did GREAT!!!
For some reason, my mom isn't as thrilled with my Squeaky Fish as I am. And I still don't know why it's an "outside only" toy. I just can't figure that out!
Luv,
Dave

Amber-Mae said...

OH those are some poor-quality tennis balls. How could they not withstand Monty's fangs???

Boondocks said...

BOL!!!! I WANT ONE!!!

AROOOF!
Boondocks

Elyse and Riley said...

That's EXACTLY what Riley would do with a giant tennis ball! Thanks for saving me a few dollars...I won't be buying her one! :)

Glad it looks like Monty had lots of fun during the process though!

Elyse and Riley

Bailey Be Good! said...

Haha...this is what I do! Collapse the toys! It's a great game, I tell ya...

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey

An English Shepherd said...

But looks like fun all the same :-)

Maggie and Mitch said...

The deflated ones are easier to shake and carry. Nice job, Monty!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, we've been there so many times. There's no way to figure which they will destroy...but what a fun-filled eight and a half minutes!

The Thundering Herd said...

Way to go, Monty! We always wonder what the manufacturers really had in mind.

houndstooth said...

That's hilarious! Mom and Dad almost got one of those for Morgan. I guess that won't be happening now!

Bunny

Mr. Pip said...

Ruh roh, that ball is bigger than my head!

Your pal, Pip

24 Paws of Love said...

The fun may have been quick but the memory will last for ever!

Wrigley said...

I have a whole crate of toys mom thinks may have been a bad idea.

I am hoping she goes and gets me a giant tennis ball - so cool!

Wags N Kisses,
Wrigley

Meeka said...

Monty doesn't think it was a bad idea; he's proud to have deflated the balls.

Roo said...

Bravo Bravo Monty! If my research is accurate, you have earned a spot in the Guiness Book of Records for fastest popping of giant tennis balls! Congrats dude! :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Penny's Mumma said...

Hilarious!! Sam and Monty, you two are a regular vaudeville act...ever think about takin it on the road?!!

Sagira said...

I think that is the biggest tennis ball I have ever seen! WOW!

1000 Goldens said...

Ohhh! Even if it was less than 9 minutes I want one because it's so cool :)

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Monty: 2 Tennis Balls: 0 in under 8 minutes! I think we have a new champion! Congrats, my friend! We were in your neck of the woods Tuesday (well, kind of) to bring home my brother, YoYoMa...if it had not been a week night and so late, we would have tried to arrange a meet up with you; we would have enjoyed that LOTS!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I think your Mom should take the ball back and get another since that one is broken... :-)

Thor and Jack said...

That looks like a lots of fun!

Thor and Jack

Winnie said...

Eight minutes.....not bad

xx

OscarBlogger said...

Found you on the blog hop! I'm impressed how quickly Monty was able to defeat the giant tennis balls. I'm glad you didn't have to pay full price for them!

Sierra Rose said...

Oh!!! Such big smiles we have reading this post... fun! Happy Mother's Day to your mom!

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

sam said...

Another Sam here from the blog hop!
I Love the poster! Yous looks like John Wayne or maybe Clint Eastwood! And my sister Bob had a ball like yous guys had on Wordless Wednsday, she did the same thing!
Tali Wags
Sam

Augie and Ti's mom said...

OK, I actually laughed out loud over the deflated ball! I once bought the boys a big beach ball and I swear it popped in about 30 seconds!

Michelle said...

Ha ha ha ha! I love his expression when you busted him with Sam's ball! Too cute!