a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Sunday, June 26, 2011

What Men Will Do To Recover Balls...

Remember the tennis ball from yesterday's post that Ki dropped down the hole under the rock.  The gentlemen in the family decided they were going to recover the ball.
This equipment is supposed to be for working but just as many times it used for playing.  Is a tennis ball worth the use of this much fuel??
Raising the rock, the dogs search for the ball.  No luck and I am cringing because I can just see this rock dropping.
 Under the huge rock is a post laying across the hole.  The post is removed after the Testosterone Team figures out how to do it successfully.
Maggie digging for the ball with assistance by Andrew.
Here is the rather large hole and tunnel under the rock.
The rock was lowered safely in place with access to the hole.Now the dogs can seek the ball at their leisure.  I am amazed at the energy and thought expended on the recovery of one tennis ball!  I believe it has rolled to the center of the earth.  Maybe the dogs will dig a storm shelter here or access a new spring...and this is what we do for fun At The Farm.

14 comments:

LindaG said...

Good luck to the dogs getting it back. :)

Buttons said...

Funny post; we farmers are a different thinking and doing bunch are we not? B

Breathe said...

Hysterical!

ellen abbott said...

looks like fun to me!

Teresa aka Journaling Woman said...

Farmers ARE thinkers AND doers!

Linda in New Mexico said...

The title alone was worth the read....but big equipment and the testosterone squad????? too funny. Yay for the dogs entertainment though.

Nora said...

That's great. I like their way of thinking and would have done the same thing. I wonder how far the dogs have to dig to recover that ball? What a great adventure!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! The title of your post brought me over here. hehe!
What an adventure for the dogs. I hope they know just how much they are loved. You could have just bought a new tennis ball at the dollar store. lol!

~Lisa

Pat said...

We all know how men love their toys, and obviously their balls, too! This must be the same with dogs!

Sue said...

All for one tennis ball!

Guys will be guys, right?

;)

EmptyNester said...

The Testosterone team!!! LOL

carolina nana said...

Who's more interested in getting that ball ? the men or the dogs????
Hope that ground hog or what ever is denned up down there don't bite !!
Blessings to you
Marilyn

Ranch Girl Diaries said...

Cute post, I really love how those herding dogs are obsessed with their toys and they are so into what the Testosterone Team is doing to help them save it, you can see they are watching every move! Ranch Boy's Border Collie will put the tennis ball on my lap over and over. If I try to ignore it she picks it up and resets it down, like maybe I didn't notice the first time. :-) Persistent!

B. WHITTINGTON said...

I can't believe how far a testosterone team will go to recover a ball.
Sounds familiar. I think it's the challenge they love. That and the accomplishment and the accolades.
Blessings, B

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