Cloudy with a Chance of Tennis Balls

It’s… it’s… beautiful.

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  1. ashagato says:

    So awesome! 😀

  2. green rain is coming down, green rain…


  4. ashagato says:

    I swear I just came in from playing catch with the dog with a ripped up dirty tennis ball in the backyard and this is the first thing I see…

  5. …or was it ‘pouring down’? I didn’t know a single word in English, when Peter Gabriel’s ‘Red Rain’ was a hit. Sometimes I am very surprised when I hear sometimes song from my teenager times and I compare the actual lyrics without what I used to believe they were 🙂

  6. So there I was, right? And a tennis ball just fell from the sky, right? Next thing I knowed, there was two of ’em. Then three and then… well, I cain’t count that high, but there was a zillion of ’em! It was the most coolest thing ever!

  7. WIN 😀

  8. You wanna play ball, puppers? Here’s your ball right here.

  9. My God, it’s full of tennis balls.

    BTW, just heard from two kittehs had their dental surgery and it went well. Phew! Now on to recovery.

  10. Martha in Washington says:

    This poor dog will lose his mind trying to catch them all! But what a way to go!

  11. Once A Fish says:

    Was that a Pokemon reference???? 😛

  12. Exactly.

  13. victoreia says:

    *giggle* at the 2001: A Space Odyssey ref!

    And hooray for kitties pulling through surgery!

  14. I love the kids just cackling in the background!

  15. Blue Footed Booby says:

    My lab walks around with three tennis balls in his mouth. Not across, like in that picture that’s been going around the net since forever, but going back. You see him and you think he just has one, and then he opens his mouth and it’s like a turtle laying eggs.

  16. I think he alternates…

  17. That’s about what I would have been doing. Heck, that’s pretty much what I was doing here at my desk, though I wasn’t nearly as cute as the kids.

    I love the nice, shiny coat on this puppeh. That dog is well-loved–great health and tennis balls raining down from the sky!

  18. skippymom says:

    Yay kitties! What did they have done, if it’s not too delicate a question? My Eddy had dental work done a couple of months ago and he now has only four teeth in his big fat head.

  19. Dear Diary:

    Yours Truly,

  20. yeah, I just snortlaffed right out loud at that one 😀

  21. 2001 is also the first thing that popped into my head.

    And happy about kitty surgery going well, I have to go back with Mia this spring and she’ll probably will be loosing more teeth.

  22. Ali-Baba says:

    He’s gonna need a bigger mouf!

  23. Martha in Washington says:

    If so, I promise it was completely accidental!

  24. kibblenibble says:

    Pure joy in this video. 🙂 Loff eet.

  25. KittyAdventures says:

    Omg. I laughed so hard. And not sure who enjoyed this more, the dog, the kids,
    or me!

  26. That was my thought as well!

  27. Does he? Thanks, mike 🙂
    And: ARRRGH in the general direction of the autocorrect: “when I hear SOME song”, “compare (…) lyrics WITH”

  28. Fird Birfle says:


  29. Fird Birfle says:

    OK Y’all know, how I’m often telling you guys, that my brudders are knuckleheads??

    Here’s proof. Please do NOT call any of the humane soc’s on me.
    I was unable to contact them, at the time of this incident. One of my brudders
    (who, for obvy reasons, will be unnamed here), had a lovely, goofy, labrador
    who he named Sputnik.
    Sputnik : NOT the sharpest crayola in the box.

    In the backyard of the house where he lived (at college) (NOT a fraternity house, I hasten to clarify) ……was a big ol’ evergreen tree, with big ol’ (pine?) cones, about seven inches long. One day when I was visiting my brudder, I was a horrified witness to him calling Sputnik outside to play; then to his tossing three or four of these large pine cones, in several DIFFERENT directions; only to see poor Sputnik try to puzzle out
    –which direction he should go, FIRST; — whether the other pine cones would wait for him — how many of these large things he could hold together, in his mouth, at the
    same time, etc., etc.

    Fird Birfle, Anonymous

  30. this is extra awesome the big puppeh lovin it!!

  31. Not a problemo at all to ask about their surgery. ❤
    They are two brothers and both have very bad stomatitis of the gums and both have had fevers because of it. We threw antibiotics at it several times but it just came back. 😦 So they had to have a bunch of teeth removed. Only the canines are left. The vet says it works most of the time but I still feel bad having some teeth removed. 😦 Am hoping this works and they feel better and do not have any more mouth pain or fevers. Stoopid infections. We hatess the infections. 😦 😦

  32. That story is so awesome I laughed a lot and spewed tea on my keyboard. You owe me a new keyboard. ❤ ❤ ❤

    I used to live next to a black lab that would take fallen tree branches and drop them in the middle of my backyard. It took me months, and until I caught him in the act, to realize the dog was doing that. My working theories were either a gang of yoots, or, aliens were making piles of branches in the middle of my yard. I have since moved away but I do miss that dog. He is a sweetheart.

  33. ThirdShift says:

    I am so jealous of owners whose dogs can play ball. My greyhound has no idea what to do with a ball. I throw and he looks at me with a blank stare. He does, on the other hand, throw and shred books, pillows, blankets, textile stuff. He has no concept of fetch, carry, or tug-of-war. Despite the size of his schnozz he can’t smell anything so any hide-and-seek game that lasts longer than 5 minutes end up with him standing somewhere looking lost and crying.

  34. Bettymouse says:

    Did you say “yoots?”
    : ^)

  35. skippymom says:

    Eddy is down to his canines also. At his checkup his gums looked, as the doctor put it, “like hamburger”. I hadn’t realized they were so bad, the poor guy. Now I’m supposed to brush his teeth to preserve the ones he has left…I’ve tried, sort of. Do people seriously brush their cats’ teeth on a regular basis?

  36. I would name that dog Henry V.

  37. This scenario with my dog would mean one of two things happening:

    *She decides she’s died and gone to heaven, or…
    *She’d have a ball-obsession, excitement-based conniption.

  38. We brush our dog’s teeth on a regular (sort of) basis;
    he hates it, we hate it; but we all endure it, because we know it will help (sort of) the plaque build-up on his teef;
    (My husband does the actual brushing; I do the Holding of teh Goggie (a nasty job if there ever was one…..!!!!) 😯

  39. lol! my thoughts too.

  40. It took practice, but my Miss Schnozz will at least chase after one, and I use that to get her started on a big ol’ run.
    So far, the only thing she’ll bring back to me (fetch-style) is a hedgehog that ‘grunts’ – it’s her favorite thing ever right now, and she loves to pounce after it.
    She had no idea how to play when I ‘dopted her, poor thing

  41. Fird Birfle says:

    *a gang of yoots* = 🙂

  42. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Saffron (in community advocacy):

    BOO, gum infections!!!

    *waves pompoms*

  43. ThirdShift says:

    Mine does not know how to play either. I took him to a dog park and he got into the kiddie pool when he saw other dogs get in. Then I bought him his own pool and he has no idea what it’s for. Walnut brain is not so smart. He knows how to pounce on a stuffy with a duck horn stitched inside, and how to get treats out of a kong ball by tossing it around until the treats “magically” fall out of the hole.

  44. skippymom says:

    No husband at my house, but maybe I could get Chloe to hold her brother while I brush his teeth. She already helps with the boys’ claw trims, by sitting next to them while I clip so they are not too scareded.

  45. Giggling kid FOR THE WIN!

  46. Fird Birfle says:

    FWIW ThirdShift & tracylee (that FAMOUSLY NON-kitty person — *giggle*)

    Most episodes that I see of Animal Resqte programs/ Animal Planet….LOTSA times when critters are either weaned MUCH too early to learn social behaviors from remaining in a litter (due to humans wanting to place critters sooner) or they are in a “survival” or work-mode (greyhounds in a racing kennel) only existence for many years, they do not see their brothers/ sisters “play” and do not internalize that “play” can be part of life.
    In some similar cases I’ve watched, my heart split into elebentynine fragments as a skinny dog encountered a grassy yard for the first time and it obviously didn’t know whether this new type of groundcover was safe or not ….

  47. yup… it’s kinda sad… but really really rewarding when you finally see that twinkle in the eye and the first play-bow, and feel like they’ve caught on to the idea that Playing Is Awesome.

    With Sra.Schnozz, it helped having an overexcited boxer puppeh who wouldn’t take no for an answer, the other dog basically helped teach her how to play. it was amazing.

    best side-effect: when she really gets going and roughhouses, she plays like a boxer! hilarious, until she punches you in the leg…

  48. That was too cute!