Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ode to the Palm Tree

Philip loves toys, he especially loves leaves, sticks, and other fun things he can find outside, but sometimes these things just come crashing down when you least expect them to... literally...

Just a few days after Philip came to live with me, I was out in the yard with him, and all of a sudden I heard a sound of something hitting the ground followed by Philip's signature "I'm scared, but I will brave you anyway" bark.
I turn around and see that a dry palm tree leaf (branch?) has fallen to the ground just a couple of feet away from him, and he was going bonkers barking at the thing!

"How dare you crash into my yard!"

After assuring Philip that the leaf wasn't going to eat him, we made a toy out of it - I swung it in a circle and Philip happily trotted after it, trying to catch it. When he would catch it, he would plant himself right onto the leaf and I dragged him around on it like on a sled - we both had tons of fun!

And another video for a good measure!


Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Philip is a cutie pie! Have a happy weekend! -CS ^..^

Philip said...

Thank you :) Just glanced over your blog, I'll need to catch up on Bridget's adventures, she looks like a lovely lady!

JuLo said...

Philip has such a wonderful personality. He's so playful and happy. I hope he keeps that as he gets older. :)