Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's Terrier Time!!!

When I'm down here on Hilton Head, I don't need a clock or a calendar to tell me when it's 4:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon...

Around 3:45, I start getting all excited because it's almost TERRIER TIME!!!!

The golf course at the Country Club closes for maintenance at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, so at 4:00, me and my pals meet up at my friend Honey's house - actually, her backyard. The 9th tee box.

Hurry up, Mom, we're gonna be late! (Man, I never want to go up against that fish in a ball-catching contest!)

What are you dragging your heels for? It's 3:50 already! Who cares if it's hot and humid? Gotta go!

Hmmm, a brief diversion to scan the tennis courts along the driveway to the Country Club. Never know when you'll find an errant but perfectly good tennis ball hiding in the pine straw.
(By the way, I HATE pine straw. I'm still enough of an urban dog that when I get a piece of pine straw stuck on my legs I have to sit down immediately until Mom removes it.)

Hey, I smell something in this bush. Just a minute....(my wound is all better by the way, though I still have my fierce-looking bald patch and scratch that has passersby inquiring if I've had surgery!)
SUCCESS! A brand-newish tennis ball!!! My record for finding one every week is unbroken!

Yeah, nice fountain. We'll admire it on the way home. Hurry up Mom! Time's a-wasting!

Ahh, nothing like the taste of a slightly damp, leaf-covered tennis ball on a hot summer afternoon...
Okay, we're on the golf course now - wonder it anyone's there yet?

Hmmm, I can see them gathering on the tee box. Maybe a quick practice throw to try out this new ball before I get there...

Here comes my gator-fighting partner in crime Muffy. She's just about the only other dog who likes to chase the ball. Well, she likes to chase me chasing the ball. She looks like a smaller, girlier version of my pal Bear in New York.

This new ball is terrific! Gotta take a quick break from the action...

Muffy's Dad always brings along delicious treats (that's what lured me away from the alligator pond) but I'm too busy playing ball for a food break. That's Honey in the front, insisting on her fair share as she is the hostess of this grand event.

Savannah's never one to miss a treat either. How does she keep her girlish figure?

Ahhh, a tennis ball in my mouth, grass on my belly and a pretty girl to chase me! This is the life!

Okay - it's 4:30, time for everyone to head home. C'mon Mom, at 5:00 we can go to the beach!

Ooh. I forgot how hot and tired you get running around chasing tennis balls. Just look at my big old bologna tongue hanging out. My sides were going in and out like a bagpipe! Need a little break before we head home. (We stopped for a big cup of water at the driving range.)

Well that's it for another Monday. Time for a little snooze in the air conditioning as I drift off admiring my new tennis ballllllzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....

(Actually, we did go down to the beach around 7:00 p.m. Lovely cool breeze and nice big waves. And of course, new kids to train and play with! Got home just before the thunder started rumbling. Fortunately, Mom's not too particular about having a damp dog in her lap!)


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Terrier time looks like so much fun - we need to talk Mom into letting us do that - guess it's terrier time here all the time though - BOL!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Gus said...

MMMMM...musty tennis balls, my favorite flavor. Looks like a good terrier time was had by all.


Bocci said...

What a fun Monday you had, Petey! Hope you keep your record and find another tennis ball next week-let us know!
And glad your wound is healing nicely!
Your buddy,

the magic sleigh said...

Wooos Petey! I love the bagpipe description, he, he, he, watch out fur them gators in golf course ponds, it seems to be one of there favorite places, I think they like the taste of golf balls...
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Asta said...

SOunds like the best time of the week Petey!!!!
Unbwoken tennisballfindingwecowds, good tewwiew fwiends to play wif, ,fwesh dwinkies, a nap, and time at the beach
You awe one lucky pup
so glad youw wound is healing nicely
smoochie kisses

the booker man said...

hihi petey!
it's super duper nice to meet you!! me and asa got way excited when we read that you sometimes live on hilton head! that is just so so cool cuz HH is a grrreat place! anywho, thanks bunches 'n tons for stopping by my bloggie, and me and asa would love to be friendz!
oh, and petey, you are my kind of doggie! i TOTALLY DIG tennis balls...well any ball for that matter. we would have so much funsies playing together! :)
the booker man

pee s -- i'm sorry about that meanie pants girl doggie who gave you that nasty booboo. :( i hope you feel the betterment very soon like!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
I guess you and your friends really know how to enjoy a monday!
Kisses and hugs

TwoSpecialWires said...

Petey. It looks like you are living the life. For what more could you ask? (Except maybe for some ice cream to top off the evening. Somehow, we think that is probably part of your days, as well.)

And, hey. Did I ever tell you that tennis balls are my favorite, too? Especially the mini ones (those that probably don't really truly qualify to be called tennis balls. That's okay. I still love them.)

Your pal
Jake (and Fergi)

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I think Eric Clapton should write a song to khomplement his Living on Tulsa Time -

Let's hear it fur Terrier Time!


Stanislaw said...

My folks were in Savannah last week and said that it was hot enough to cook a Stanislaw! You must be a super doggie to play in that heat. It sure looked fun on the golf course!

WFT Nobby said...

Hi Petey
So nice to see the golf course being used for something worthwhile (Oh, Gail is telling me that she thinks Hamish made the same joke last year).
Anyway, have fun with the tennis balls Petey! I hope you've been watching Wimbledon. Go Andy Murray!
Toodle pip!

Sophie Brador said...

Petey! Mom is wishing she could have taken you to Paris with her, because she thinks you are the perfect Paris dog and could have used the company while she sat around in cafes and drank wine. But you look like you are having a great time in Hilton Head.


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Haha, that fish could catch a soccer ball like a piece of cake!

Eric said...
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Eric said...

I really should be joining you at terrier fun time don't you think Petey? Nothing I would like better than a game of chase with you. Wagging good movie of your handsome self barking the naughty HBO words at Mom to hurry up too. Thank dog she can't bark dog herself....

Wiry loves

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Wishing you a fun, safe and well fed holiday.

Hilton Head Island Kat said...

Hello from Hilton Head Island!

As a resident, Realtor and avid dog lover, I read this blog with interest. I love to read stories or blogs from people who have visited Hilton Head and really enjoyed themselves. If your photos are any indication, you all had a blast! Sorry about that incident with the Highway Patrol! Please don't let that deter you from coming back to see us!

Kat Gardner