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A dog and his ball (in pictures)

For those of you who read my blog, or follow me on Facebook, you know that there are two loves in my dog Jasper’s life – sticks and balls. He has an extreme obsession with them and is relentless in letting me know it. Today, I thought I would share Jasper’s ball obsession… in pictures.

Jasper loves his ball (this applies to any ball, but most especially the one he has at that moment).


He loves chasing his ball…



Catching his ball….





Waiting for you to throw his ball…





Staring at his ball…



Holding his ball…





And, pleading with you to throw his ball just ONE MORE TIME…


  1. December 6, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    Love it! I say our little beagle has “OCD” when it comes to balls…..love to see other dogs, especially different breeds, that live for their balls! Jasper looks like he is having SO much fun! 🙂

  2. rebelrewriter
    December 6, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Wow, Mel! These are award-winning-should-be-in-a-calendar shots! Love, love this post! My heart is now full from Jasper, his ball-love and your love for Jasper.

  3. December 6, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Great pictures Mel!
    Max loves tennis balls also. He does this thing where first thing in the morning he will pick out a ball and that is the only ball he will play with all day. He will spit any wrong ball tossed and go find the ball of the day. Goofy boy!

  4. December 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Hilarious! At least you know what his currency is! Shiva is very particular about which balls she plays with. And she will take a stick any day over even her chuck-it. Of course, her favourite ball is the one treats fall out of. 😛

  5. December 6, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    I love all the great action photos, by the way. Great job capturing him in flight!

  6. December 6, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    So cute! How many balls do you think hes gone through? :O

  7. Kia
    December 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    You take that ball everywhere huh? Love the pictures 🙂

  8. December 6, 2012 at 6:38 PM

    You have some fantastic photos of Jasper! He is a very photogenic dog!

    • Mel
      December 6, 2012 at 11:12 PM

      Thanks Marsha! Yes he is!

  9. December 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Those are some great shots of Jasper and his balls. I miss having a ball chaser around. 😦
    Such a beautiful dog.

  10. Elaine W
    December 7, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Oh what JOY you both convey…Happy, Happy, JOY, JOY! thanks for sharing

    • Mel
      December 8, 2012 at 10:31 PM

      Thank you Elaine! I love taking his picture when he is playing with his ball. So glad I could share the JOY!

  11. December 7, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Love it! Reminds me of my GSD’s obsession with her kong. She gets this look in her eyes that some people might describe as the Border Collie look, but it’s the German shepherd intensity to me. 😉

    • Mel
      December 8, 2012 at 10:29 PM

      That is so funny! I have never seen a dog have that same intensity for their Kong before. Although, our old neighbor, Tucker, who was also a GSD, would get that look when he saw his red ball with a handle on it. I gave it to him. Just loved watching him play with that ball. 🙂

  12. December 7, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Jasper, I loved all the action shoots! I love seeing all the joy in your day, thanks a bunch.

    • Mel
      December 8, 2012 at 10:26 PM

      Thank you! I love capturing him in motion. I know it sounds ridiculous to say it, but I swear he pours on the charm when I start taking pictures of him. He does more hot shot things when he sees me pull out my phone to snap pictures. He is such a character. LOL!

      • December 8, 2012 at 10:35 PM

        Has blogging gone to his furry little head? Ha. Enjoyed it as much as he did I think.

      • Mel
        December 9, 2012 at 7:53 AM

        I believe so. ;D

  13. December 7, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Cute! Love the hair-flying-in-action shots!

    • Mel
      December 8, 2012 at 10:25 PM

      Thanks Jackie! I love those too. Those are some of my favorite ones. 🙂

  14. December 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    I never thought I would use those words but your dogs are (all of them) ”illegally cute”. :3

  15. December 11, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Hahaha! What a whirlwind romance!

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