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Reassuring recall

Hermione was playing ball with another dog when a soccer ball rolled a few feet away from her. She REALLY LOVES balls. Unfortunately I was busy chatting and missed the look she gave me before her eyes locked on the ball. That's what I saw out of the corner of my eye -- that stillness that presages pursuit. I turned to see a soccer player kick the ball past her head. Prey drive engaged. Her entire body was intent on pouncing on the ball and killing it. I called her once and she ignored me almost reaching the ball. I called her again with great urgency and she swerved just shy of the ball and ran, ears flapping, towards me. I'm very honored that she ranks me higher than pursuing balls. Seriously.

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haddayr
Aug. 3rd, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
That is fucking AMAZING. I'm so happy to read it!
waterowl
Aug. 4th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
gconnor
Aug. 3rd, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
I would be totally flattered... ball-chasing is like, a force of Nature or something.
waterowl
Aug. 4th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah it definitely is :)
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