Outfielder, for the Yanks

I witnessed the funniest scene in the park with a Golden Labradoodle and his middle-aged master who were casually playing catch, until….

the ball went flying downhill at the speed of light, the Doodle in hot pursuit going faster and faster till the dog just disappeared.

The owner started whistling for him, calling his name.

Everyone who saw this, stopped to help. “Lucky, Lucky,”  but Lucky seemed gone, headed for the next town.

After the longest five minutes, ever, who comes trottin’ back on the same path proudly with his ball, as though he caught a pitch that didn’t quite make it over the stadium wall.

A young guy said to Lucky’s owner, “Boy, he’s an athlete your dog, like an outfielder, for the Yanks.”

The guy gave him what I can only call,  a Yogi Berra grin, and the dog, well, he would have doffed his cap, if he had one.  


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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9 Responses to Outfielder, for the Yanks

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    Lucky probably had to stop and investigate a squirrel scent or that of another dog before finally remembering ha was retrieving a ball. Dogs are so easily distracted, though I’ve met plenty of humans like that.
    I hope he got a nice doggy treat for his efforts.

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  2. Wow! He could have been lost forever!

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  3. So, did the ball just roll really far down a hill or did he get distracted by a squirrel or two? 🙂 I remember when we would play road hockey with a ball and if it got away and rolled down the hill we’d have to go forever to get it back. Lucky is a tenacious dog.

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  4. I think that was the longest few minutes if my life too as I kept reading to make sure Lucky made it back safe and sound! Nothing come between a retriever and a ball that’s for sure.

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