Friday, February 11, 2011

The Frick and Frack Show


Everyday, in fact several times a day, this is what my backyard looks like.  Our yard transforms from its normally quiet haven for birds, squirrels, and the occasional rabbit, into the puppy WWF, or as we like to call it, the Frick and Frack Show!  




The wrestling moves Mr. Quinn and Misty Belle engage in are in no way harmful, but they are far from gentle.  I have to constantly remind them to slow down and "be easy" with one another, but it mostly falls on deaf ears!




Sometimes their ninja like moves are hard to even capture with the camera, they move that quickly!  In the photo above Misty Belle is doing her best imitation of a scene from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.  I'm pretty sure if I took a video of them I could set it to the soundtrack from a Kung Fu movie and it would fit quite nicely!!




Miss Kylee sometimes joins in, but mostly she stays out of the fray and I can't really blame her.  She looks on like the grandmotherly figure, and I'm betting if she could talk she would smile and say "kids these days!"




I can only imagine having these active dogs in some sort of apartment or even a small lot neighborhood setting, no wonder many of them end up in rescues across the country.  They need this crazy play time and they let you know if they don't get it throughout the day!  They could care less if it's sunny, rainy, snowy, hot or cold, they want to be outside and I always accompany them when they are out.  It's good for all of us, and I crack up whenever I watch them play because they are so full of energy and find joy in the simplest of things...even a stick shaped like a wishbone!

Oh, and if you are wondering where the term Frick and Frack comes from...click HERE...who knew?!

I'm glad you all enjoyed the bird photos from yesterday, I tried again today to get some more swan pictures, and I think I may have gotten some by George!

Have a wonderful weekend my friends!

21 comments:

  1. Kat, they are so cute and you had me laughing about the ninja moves. Enjoy the weekend!

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  2. HA! Handsome and Rowdy do this at least once a day too... but Rowdy is always VERY selfish with the sticks and toys. So nice to see pups play together.

    Di

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  3. I'd like to have that kind of energy and lack of self-consciousness!

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  4. Cute! Reminds me of my home today...my goldie mix (who just lays around, rolling his eyes), my friend's mini-Schnauzer (the instigator), my granddogs, a Boggle (grrrrr...in her play), and Catahoula Hound (wiggle worm, heavy tail, and puppy...plays HARD)...all running through my house today. I got NOTHING done!!! I need a fence for the back yard!!!

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  5. Kat, those pups of yours are just so cute!! I love that they play so well with each other. Miss Kylee is one smart old lady! Have a great weekend!

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  6. They look like they are having so much fun! I love that you let them be dogs and run and jump and karate chop! :) Yes, I think that that is what Miss Kylee is saying just by the look on her face! :) You captured some great shots here!

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  7. Those pups are adorable! Your pictures of them are too! Love the action shot of the younger pup. I can only imagine the ruckus they make. Our dogs romp and tear around too, chase sticks, do show-off running loops around me, and talk back when I talk to them. Dogs are a man's best friend, and a woman's...thanks for the great pictures.

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  8. I can't help but think back to the difficulties you had when you (initially) introduced Misty Belle to Mr Quinn and Miss Kylee. Now Mr Quinn looks as if he would be totally lost without her. We are about to introduce a new Blue Heeler (Molly)into our family. Mickey and Buffy are now 10 and I am extremely apprehensive about how it is going to go. Fingers crossed, they will accept her just as Misty Belle has been accepted into your family. Have a great weekend Kat. ;)Sharyne

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  9. What great shots!
    That wishbone pic is just priceless!!!

    Hugs,
    Anne

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  10. Oh my goodness they are so adorable!! What a great post. It was so much fun to read and I loved the cute pictures. I bet they keep you laughing all of the time!

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  11. You did such great job capturing all those fast moves, I absolutely love seeing them all in mid-action! That's a whole lotta cuteness right there. And that was so interesting about Frick & Frack, didn't know that! xo ~Lili

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  12. I love all the histrionic white-of-eye Mr Quinn is showing in the third photo down! They are obviously having such fun -SO not apartment dogs~

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  13. Terrific photos, Kat! That pup is getting so big already!...and the trio are just beautiful..but you already know that :-)

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  14. Its really nice that they all have each other. Looks like a good time was had by everyone.

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  15. Misty is getting so BIG!! It's wonderful to see her with Quinn, each having so much fun.

    What you didn't mention was how much time it must take to remove the mud that is undoubtedly impacted in between each of their toes. Is it ninja fighting, or mud wrestling?

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  16. Did I ever tell you we have friends that have 3 Border Collies . . . Riley Anne, Declan, & Emma Rose - they are a lot of fun, and as I'm sure you know, very smart! Enjoyed your photos, have a great day!

    Mary

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  17. That post made me smile Kit. Our two cats are just the same - one minute they are grooming each other and then all of a sudden they fight - well just like cat and dog! Love your pictures!

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  18. i've got a parcel of 3 too, i call them dingos, banshees, or basically just bad dogs...

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  19. Umm, how cute are they? And...where is your snow, no fair! My backyard now has about two feet!

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  20. Such great photos, Kat! They look like they are having so much fun just doing what dogs do!

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  21. I love dogs, and yours are beautiful. Our two little dogs are like this all the time. Somtimes I think it's more of a performance for any humans who happen to be watching. Gotta love them.

    Cheers,
    Lisa x

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