Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What’s black and white and red all over?

George’s favorite toy in the world, the Red Frisbee, went missing before the two big snowfalls we had early this month. We had sort of forgotten about the frisbee but today my husband found it while he was cross country skiing in the yard.

And it made one border collie very very happy.

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He wants you to throw the frisbee to him. Throw it far.

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He will catch it.

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He will leap in the air for the prize that is the Red Frisbee.

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And if it goes too short, he will stop on a dime and circle around to get it.

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He will bring it back to you to throw again.

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And again . . . until he is very tired.

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And then he will rest. And you can tell he’s had enough.

This has been a public service announcement brought to you by Dogs Who Love Red Frisbees. Thank you for your support.

Respectfully submitted,

All photos taken by my husband using a Nikon D80 camera.

40 comments:

just jill said...

Those shots are awesome! That pop of red is amazing, especially paired with the black and white!

Carol said...

LOL!! George is so cute!! And smart too...love the photo of him bringing the frisbee back in his mouth!

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

George is such a handsome boy! I love the photos of him. Thanks for sharing!

Julie Harward said...

That sounds fun! He is a beauty! My little Shih Tzu does the same thing but with a little ball...wants to do it constantly! :D

Jill of All Trades said...

I love George. He just makes me smile and that is a good thing. Thank you.

Mc Allen said...

awwwwwww, this is precious!!! I loove these pics, you really CAPTURED IT SO PERFECTLY! xoxo LA

Emom said...

My Ivan used to do the same....is it just borders? Love George's intensity...thank you for the frisbee update! smiles.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

The essence of George should be bottled with his picture on the label and distributed worldwide. Everyone would have to read his instruction booklet on Life and then dab some essence behind their ears and on their wrists.

There'd be no more wars, no more ugliness.

Just the philosophy of George, which is good.

Ms. ~K said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful George!
~K

Linda said...

Bet it doesn't take long to recharge his batteries though does it?

BUSH BABE said...

Just gorgeous shots - have you worked on them much Kate?

Did you hubby throw the frisbee and then quickly lift the camera for the pickup? Awesome one of the flying snow at the catch!!
:-)
BB

TSannie said...

Red looks so good with black and white!

maggie said...

It looks like you have so much fun with your camera. Did you shoot these @ +1 or +2 for the snow?

Anonymous said...

Great pictures. George is a handsome dog. :)

myletterstoemily said...

great photos and captions, especially the
last one! funny!

Sweetpea said...

I am soooo happy for George that his beloved friz has been found!

p.s. who does his nails? perfection.

altar ego said...

Way to go George! My BC loved to go after sticks and balls, but never quite latched onto a frisbee. Just as well, since I've never been good at throwing one!

Great, great pictures. What an awesome triptych they would make (or fivetych).

The Thundering Herd said...

Great pictures. Love how one toy can mean so much. We recently moved our hot tub and the dogs were watching patiently. Only after we moved it did we discover a particular Kong - that had not been seen in months - was hidden behind it and happily recovered.

Amy said...

Kate, I was really trying to see these photos but when my lionesses saw it was George on the screen they kept pushing me out of the way to look at him...the nerve!! I caught a litte bit though- what an athelete he is- should be an olympic sport with frisbee catching!! There is a little something for you on my blog- if you want it! Big hugs from Norway :-)

TCavanaugh said...

George is just beautiful and I love the pictures.

Karen said...

I love this dog...he can't take a bad picture. For one of my dogs it's the tennis ball. The world stops for the tennis ball. Pure glee every single time it's thrown.

The Japanese Redneck said...

A great dog. Almost makes me think about getting a border collie.

Deb said...

oh so glad George got his frisbee back...I know how upset my guys would be if they lost any of their toys...great photos..

Daryl said...

What fun ... which lens was he using?

Oliag said...

I am in love with George...and the Mr is certainly having fun with the camera...and he is very good...

Mental P Mama said...

Sigh.

Deb said...

I love me some George!!!

A New England Life said...

Hey there handsome, somehow I wouldn't be surprised if you show up on the Pioneer Womans latest photo contest ; )

Rachel Lynn said...

George is so cute! I can't wait 'till Matt and I can finally get a dog.

Donalyn said...

George is like our last dog, though her obssesion was with tennis balls. In theory, Riley likes to play fetch, but he gets tired of it pretty quickly. That is when he hides the ball or toy or whatever and comes back pretending he can't find it. He would like his cookie now though, please.

Deb said...

Good thing you found that frisbee! George looks so much happier now
:-D What great action shots of beautiful George ♥

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That looks like one very happy guy!

Bella Della said...

Found your blog today and I am enjoying it so, so much. I will be back for sure.

And pop in to my little part of the world if you'd like.

Kim
BellaDellaFarm

Laura Hegfield said...

great air shots! What a cutie...our Ellie's favorite is her soccer ball (she's a standard poodle)...sometimes she chomps down too hard and we have to help her release the impaled ball from her teeth.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

What a cool looking dog!

Char said...

he is just the perfect dog

Oz Girl said...

George is just like our Tori... frisbee in hand = mucho frisbee throwing and rotator cuff injury. LOL That girl loves her frisbee!!

Love your photos of George, they are awesome. I need to snap some of Tori someday while hubby is throwing the frisbee.

Riet said...

He is such a gorgeous dog.

Kerri said...

And I LOVE dogs who love Red Frisbees....well at least one dog that loves Red Frisbees....I LOVE George!

Jerry Jones said...

George is so darn cute, love the 1st picture,