Weekend recap and the crazy dog

Another weekend has come and gone. A Saturday filled with soccer, Miles out of town for a swim meet and Richard home.  A house filled with smells of homemade spaghetti sauce, Italian Casserole and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and church on Sunday.

It was a perfect day for soccer on Saturday.  Unfortunately, Emily’s game was a little off.  She took a hard hit to her leg last week and seemed timid this Saturday.

Before the game, Emily was so excited that we agreed to bring Tucker to her soccer game.  I was more than a little worried.  Tucker, despite being well behaved at home, has a few idiosyncrasies. Namely water, smoke and excited voices, well and maybe an uncontrollable need to play with a moving ball.

We have all noticed over the last year how mature he has become. (Tucker turned 4 this August.) We thought he might be able to sit on the sidelines of a soccer game now. Well, he’s not that mature and I doubt he every will be!  I think the dog could be old and gray and hardly be able to move and he still couldn’t sit there calmly and watch a game.

As soon as the game started he went into hyper-freak-out mode.  Whining and then barking in a shrill, excited manner.  (So very annoying.) I’ve read loads of websites like to try and find a solution and a dog silencer looks like a good option. Needless to say one of us spent the game walking him around the park, away from the soccer games to spare the innocent bystanders his craziness.

I eventually tried sitting across the street, in the shade of a tree where I could still see the game at least a little and that was tolerable for both of us.  I figured I had my camera with me, I might as well snap a few shots.

He looks so sweet and innocent.  Like a big, huggable bear right? Nope, he’s just a goofy dog who definitely has his limits.

Well, that’s what love is right? Taking the good with the bad.  Loving despite the faults.

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  • Amy Coose
    October 11, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Love the soccer pic, and he is the cutest dog!!!!

  • Gloria
    October 12, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Ohhh gosh he is soo cute, and it is true, that´s what it´s all about loving despite the fauls. Great pictures, TFS.

  • A Soldier Girl
    October 12, 2010 at 6:18 am

    I cannot wait for soccor to start back up here on base .. I might let my kids play off base you know it is HUGE in the UK LOL .. <br /><br />hugs and love the pics

  • Swimtaxi
    October 15, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Wee-wee and Wiley (your doggy cousins) send wots of wove … in their best puppy-lisp voice.<br /><br />LOL


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