April 13, 2021

Tuesdays With Tag - You Aren't Gonna Believe This...

Brynwood Needleworks - 11 1/2 Month Old Carly

Hi, Everybody!
I'm gonna get right into it today. I wanna tell you all about this dizzy puppy I'm forced to live with. Just about the time I think that she can't get any weirder, she goes and surprises me. She really did it this week!
(By the way...Dad bought new "house collars" for the girls. It's gettin' almost impossible to tell them apart at a glance. Now Bella has a new red one, and Carly is sportin' a girly pink one.)
Brynwood Needleworks - Watching Sirius Black In Wolf Form
It all started on Friday night when Dad and Mom decided to watch a recorded (often rerun) episode from the Harry Potter series. This one is called "The Prizoner of Azkaban", and we all like watchin' it because this is the movie Mom took our granddaughters to see in 2019. 
The Milwaukee Symphony performed the music simultaneously while showin' the movie. They said it was an awesome experience, and after listenin' to the sound track for the movie, Dad's really regrettin' that he didn't go, too. Mom's been followin' the upcomin' performances, and when it gets within a hundred miles of us, she's gonna surprise Dad with tickets. I guess that means we'll have to go to the doggie spa. (YAAAA! I love that place!) 

Anyway, Mom was sittin' in her chair next to the sofa, and Carly got up on the sofa (and put her paw on Mom's foot. She does this a lot!). Next thing you know, Mom and Dad notice that Carly's watchin' the movie, too. Not just payin' attention to a sound or image for a little while and walkin' away like most of us normal dogs do, but really watchin' the movie. Heck, I was expectin' her to ask for a soft drink and popcorn! Mom and Dad laughed at it all day Saturday.
Brynwood Needleworks - The Master's Golf Tournament
Then, Dad wanted to watch the Master's Tournament on Sunday night, so he brought it up on the television. Bella and Carly had been lookin' out the window for "targets of opportunity". You know, a cat wanderin' through the yard, or a squirrel in the tree, or turkeys in the north field, or maybe even a deer!
While they were there, Carly heard the "thwap!" of a driver hittin' a golf ball, and she turned around to see what it was all about.
Brynwood Needleworks - Will You Hit The Ball?

She saw the ball land and roll across the fairway, and then the next golfer took his turn. She was clearly fascinated by this strange tv show.
Brynwood Needleworks - I'm Waitin'
On the next shot, the camera angle was different. The ball flew from the left side of the television screen, up into the air and out of sight on the right side of the screen. Carly jumped around to see when it landed in our lawn. Dad and Mom had been watchin', and laughed out loud. 
Our young retriever was lookin' for the ball so she could fetch it. Bella and I knew that, unfortunately, there was nothin' waitin' in the yard for her, but that didn't deter The Kid.
Brynwood Needleworks - She Loves Puttin'
She continued  to watch the game, especially fixated on the puttin'. The camera always got nice and close to show whether or not the ball went "in the hole". (Mom said she's glad those noisy bystanders don't holler that "get in the hole!" anymore!)
Brynwood Needleworks - Dude! You Missed The Hole!
Seriously, this kind of closeup is almost irresistable to a youngster. She could hardly stand it!
Brynwood Needleworks - From Another Angle
She tried walkin' away and gettin' a little shut eye, but this game was as allurin' to her as a good fresh cowpie is to me! Believe me when I say she watched the game for at least three hours. We never did see the end of it. Mom said Carly made a better door than a window, 'cuz she kept blockin' the tv. Dad said he was gonna turn off the tv because Carly came awfully close to jumpin' at the screen.

I'll tell you one thing. That dizzy kid slept like a log that night. She was exhausted from bein' on high alert. She missed her afternoon nap, so I got to listen to growls, snorin', and puppy woofies all night long while she caught up on her sleep. Jeepers. I hope we don't have to go through that again any time soon, but Dad said we can count on more of the same in the near future. Great! Just great!
I'll see you again in seven. 'til then...
"Corgi On, Corgi Strong!"


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Miss Marilyn:
      We think it's now an official "thing" with her. She was watchin' tv with us again last night!
      Thanks for the note.

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    1. Hi Miss Bonnie:
      We really wish you could see her. It's a hoot, and she's almost doin' it all the time now!Thanks for the note!

  3. Tag it sounds like Carly needs her own TV tablet for her crate and she can absorb all she needs. You are much smarter than thinking you can go retrieve that little white ball. Love Ya...

    1. Hi Miss Sherry!
      She can't have her own tv tablet until Mom gives me my own popcorn machine! lol I'm actually startin' to wonder who's smarter, but thanks for the compliment. I'm sure not chasin' a ball on the t & v. lol

  4. One of our pups is a black lab/Australian shepherd mix, she is on the smaller side and is 3 years old. Athena also likes to go right up to the tv and look for animals and will run behind the tv cabinet to see where they went! It is a hoot! Our other dog, Lucy, is a 10 year old very energetic staffordshire terrier ( blue-nosed lovable pitbull) who just watches her sister, like "what in the world are you doing!" Too much fun!

    1. Hi Miss Kelly!
      Thanks for sharin' info about your pups. I bet that's fun to watch! Your Lucy is smarter than we were tonight. Carly was watchin' "Crikey, It's The Irwins", and started growlin' and barkin' when she saw two cheetahs stroll across the screen. She got us good. Bella and I were nappin', but came up barkin' and carryin' on when she started barkin'. We all really raised a ruckus, and Mom and Dad called us fools and told us to stop the noise. I admit, we took longer to settle than we should have. The tv wasn't on much longer after that!
      Thanks again for the note today! Say "Hi" to Athena and Lucy for us!
      Tag (Bella and Carly)


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