Wednesday, 25 December 2013

the tennis ball tree is in fruit again

How glad I am that Penny doesn't chew the tennis balls she finds. Otherwise, when December comes and the 'tennis ball' tree - aka in human terms as the plum tree - comes into fruit, Penny might chew her way through to the dangerous pip in the middle of the plum.

I hadn't realised the plums were ripening, until I glanced at Penny relaxing near her mat...

with the ball she stole from her friend Jabari last week...
and a new ball.

Hmm... what new ball is this?

It sure looks like a plum.

But, to misquote Shakespeare, what's in a name? That which we call a plum by any other name would smell as sweet. Or taste as good, if it hadn't been first chewed by a bird and then carried in Penny's mouth.


Mitch and Molly said...

You are a very smart girl, Penny. We would have absolutely eaten the plum!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

parlance said...

Mitch and Molly, I feel sure you would carefully spit out the stone in the middle of the plum, lol.

Big Honey Dog (Honey the Great Dane) said...

Hi Penny - just wanted to drop by to wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

(*And Hsin-Yi wanted to say a BIG thank you to your human again for all her support with our books!0

Wishing you lots of fun & laughter this festive season!

Honey the Great Dane

parlance said...

Honey, thanks for the visit. I must tell you the main reason I'm so supportive of Hsin-Yi's publishing adventure is because she is such a good writer!

Johann The Dog said...

A ball, is a ball, is a ball!!! BOL!

Kari in Alaska said...

bwa ha ha ha thats a great er ball

Stop on by for a visit

JD and Max said...

Hi Penny - you sure are a good and smart girl! We have a plum tree in our garden and our FH always frets that we'll eat the fruit that falls but we're not daft. In fact, we are very, very clever, just like you!

Yappy New Year! We hope 2014 is a great year for you!

Schnauzer snuggles from your old pals - JD and Max

parlance said...

Johann, out of the mouth of a dog - you! - comes one of life's truths.

parlance said...

Kari, you're right - it's a ball!

parlance said...

JD and Max, lovely to hear from you! Happy 2014!