Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Thank-You Todd!

Despite the beautiful weather, it is a stressful start to my week.  I'll spare you the drama and just say that I came home this evening, exhausted.  Carl is working late so that left me to care for the dogs alone. Todd is of course the one with the most energy.  You'll remember in my last post his very favorite toy, 'red ball' was missing.  We've moved furniture, searched in places that there's no way it could be, but we've been unable to find it. But tonight, throwing a tennis ball for him did the trick to wear him out.

Once all the dogs had been loved and fed I decided that I was going to lay down for a few minutes.  Things were quiet in the house, and it was just starting to get dark. I must have dozed off because Todd woke me up when he jumped on the bed and dropped something next to me.  When I looked at him, it was easy to see that he was really excited about something, and he was wagging his tail.  I put my hand on what he had dropped and I was stunned--It was the red-ball!!!  Of course I had to chuckle because I'd love to know just where in the world he found it!  Even though I'll never know that answer, I do know that its reappearance gave me a little needed grin at the end of my long stress filled day!  Thank-you Todd!!

47 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, so sweet! good for todd (and for you, for the laugh...)

Anna said...

awwwwwwwww

chambrayblue said...

Good job Todd!! Gracie has lost a toy before and barked at the closet, knowing the ball was behind the door. Thank goodness our pups have a keen sense of smell.. :-) I LOVE that las picture of Todd sleeping by red ball!!

GOOSE said...

We dogs know what you humans need and when yo need it. Glad Todd could bring you a smile.
Blessings,
Goose

kks said...

Todd was so proud to have found his ball!! such a smart little guy!
xoxo

harrispen said...

Now you will have to follow Todd around to see where he has been hiding his ball.

Cindy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Sweet Todd wanted to share his joy with you- and I am sure he just knew you would be as excited as him!
I hope tomorrow is not as stressful for you! I hope maybe you will see something magical.
love
tweedles

Reena Walkling said...

haha .... Wny are they always so sweet when sleeping?

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

That is so cute. You and Todd made me smile at the end of my long day.

Berts Blog said...

Oh Todd.....Thanks for the smile little guy

Jo's World said...

Yea for Todd finding his ball. My Scottie Otis (gone but not forgotten) had a special ball he loved and took it outside and forgot it. We got a good snow and there was no finding it. One nice spring day he came running up to me with this ball in his mouth, Snows gone but ball isn't!!

Cheers,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Lori Skoog said...

But of course! Sweet boy.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Does my heart good!
xo, misha

The Other Me Is Sane said...

love looking at your dog since I don't have one to entertain me. thanks for sharing!

Doc said...

What a sweet boy, he probably knew that you are tired and the missing red ball was just added stress so he decided enough was enough it was up to him to end this mess.

Nancy K. said...

How sweet is that?!

I think Todd knew that you needed a little 'pick-me-up' so he brought you the thing that always makes HIM happy ~ his red ball! He probably knew where it was all along...

Good for you for taking a nap when you were tired.

;-)

Jazzi said...

Well,, ya know us dogs always knows where our stuffs are at!!

wags
Jazzi

Angus said...

Well done Todd !

scotsmad said...

We think the boy was hiding it all the time!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

Yay for Todd! Now you can all get some rest..perhaps?
Lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Todd is so stinking cute. he looks so sweet sleeping with his red ball. I am sure you and Carla dn especially are Todd are happy to have found the famous RED BALL.
TFS.
Happy Wednesday.

~ Kirra ~ said...

How wonderful to see the mystique of the red ball and of Todd locating, using all his detective techniques to a happy conclusion.

Well done Todd.

Anns Art said...

Hehe!..Todd knew where it was all the time.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Oh, my sweet boy, I'm so glad you found your ball.

xo
Lynn

Jill said...

I am so glad he was able to relieve some of your stress. I do hope today is a better day for you.

That last picture is just too sweet.

Bassetmomma said...

Thank goodness Todd solved the red ball mystery! Wouldn't you love to know where he found it? What a sweetheart for making your day!

Jodi said...

I can't find my camera, do you think he could find that?

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Just look at that sweet baby boy. They are sooo cute when they are asleep. Todd may have known where it was all along?

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Our pups love these yellow balls we have that glow. They leave them out in the yard daily and we bring them back inside only to have them take them back out to the yard. So glad Todd found his ball and made you smile. Sometimes all it takes is a sweet pup to make our day. :-))

LindaG said...

Haha. I bet he had fun keeping it away from you. ;o)

Mom of M&Ms said...

How awesome that he brought it to you to share in the excitement....

Thor and Jack said...

Good job, Todd! We're glad that you found your ball!

Thor and Jack

KT and Easton said...

Mr Amazon works in mysterious ways....BOL

We are very happy the two lovers have been reunited.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Oh KIM for sure just the like the Golden Gang Todd provides extra giggles. I think it comes with the name ... Todd is known for that. Been busy and catching up. We will be leaving soon and on our way to our new place by next week. Sending everyone at the Golden PINES Lots of Golden LOVE and Woofs (extra for Todd), Sugar

Christine said...

Dogs are such a hoot! What would we do without them? It's the little things they do that make me grin.

bellaboo said...

AAAh,too cute! Hope your week is going well Kim. :0)

tammy j said...

i agree.
i think he knew you needed him to cheer you up... so
he brought you his favorite toy from his secret hiding place!
he's a little love for sure.
glad you got some well deserved rest!
i hope lucas is not knowing pain now and can eat well. is he still sleeping with one small paw holding his head?
love to you dear heart,
tammy j

Joanna said...

Awwww, dear Todd - sounds like he was happy to be reunited with his favourite toy. BEAUTIFUL photos, Kim. I hope tomorrow is a better day for you.

xx

sophie said...

Nothing is sweeter or more satisfying than seeing your happy,exuberant puppy FINALLY asleep with his cherished toy close by.
Gus is our 2 year old PUPPY who has a similar red ball [kong} that is his delight. There have been more than a few occasions when the whole household is looking for his red ball. WE have decided we must get a back up in case he really does lose his ball, because he will be running everywhere looking for it and there will be no peace for anyone.
Gus came to live with us in October from a home that was no longer able to take care of him. He was a wild child. When we ask
ed about his toys we were told he tore everything to shreds. We of course discovered Kong and the nyla bones. A golden must have toys!
Gus just heard me mention his red ball while he was napping and is frantically looking for it right now. I do understand the importance of having that special toy!

A Quiet Corner said...

That is so darling, Kim! I haven't given Copper his "red ball" here at the new house...not yet...I'm afraid he'll have a heart attack!...:)JP

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

This is so funny and I can totally relate - Oliver is so similar. That Todd is the cutest guy ever! :)

NanaNor's said...

Hi dear Kim, I so love this post and how, just when we need it most, our pups can do something that brings us such joy. I love your new header and of course seeing Todd sleeping with his red ball next to him was priceless. Reggie had a good day but his appetite is low. Have a wonderful Thursday my dear friend.
Hugs, Noreen & Reggie

Sharon said...

I love this pic of Todd and his ball!

Ellen said...

The return of the red ball! Fantastic. Good for you Todd, but I think you knew where it was all the time. You are so darn adorable and look how cute you are there while sleeping with your ball. Priceless picture.

2browndawgs said...

Too funny. That Todd is quite the character. I guess tennis ball wasn't cutting it...lol.

Jim said...

Yeah Todd! Don't tell Kim about your secret hiding place! lol

Inger said...

I've been away sick for a month now and today I knew I just had to look you up. I'm feeling better and wanted to see how you and your dogs are doing. I knew Todd would bring a you a lot of joy! Isn't it interesting that he didn't forget his red ball?