Matt & Bazooka
So last night at our weekly
disc dog play date, Bazooka officially caught her firs disc from the
air. I'll set the stage. We had just arrived at the park and a few
dogs were there socializing. Buddy and Bella each had some much needed
disc time with me. Bazooka was tied out so not to wonder too far. She
was carrying on like a mad woman. Let me go! Let me Go... Now it was her
turn to play.
I asked Meg to release the fury and Bazooka quickly ran the opposite way
to socialize. Hmmm. A couple of quick calls and boom she tore at me
like her rump was on fire. Quick decision... toss the disc! So I gave
it a good Yard plus toss, and a little high. I thought to myself, She
will never get that... (I am reminded of how Bella was at this age...
and the numerous drops off the tip of her nose) Then I realize WAIT this
is 2 of 5, spawn of Seven of Nine, part Dog, part Borg, 24 lbs of disc
hungry fury. All as the disc floats about 2-3 feet off the ground...
Suddenly I remember Bazooka is in chase. She springs towards the disc,
wow that looks like a Seven spring. And she makes the catch! But wait,
she is still in the air...6 feet later and what seemed an eternity,
Bazooka finds her way back down.
Now I wondered, could this be a fluke...Was she just sooo amped up that
momentum carried her through this whole experience. Naw this was
fate...Genetics...the beginning of things to come.
So after several more successful catches, Bazooka was released to
continue socializing and herding the other dogs as they chased the
saucer of desire. A proud mom and pop sat in amazement as their little
bundle of energy has chosen her path ...and that path was good.