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Backyard Monsters

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

We’ve been having such lovely end-of-summer weather this week. It’s been cool, bright, and breezy. It feels like fall! I’m loving it. Although down here in Alabama we’ve got at least a couple more months before we’ll officially experience fall, and it’s likely to turn right back to 90 degrees and sweltering any day now. Therefore, we are taking every advantage of this beautiful weather right now and the monsters (a.k.a. Miley and Howie) are having a ball!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

Literally!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

We bought one of those big bouncy balls — you know the ones in the giant metal cage right in the middle of the aisle —  on a whim several years ago when Howie was just a puppy, just to see what Miley and Howie would do with one.

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

And oh my goodness.

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

They are absolutely obsessed with the things! They love it!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

They chase it all over the backyard.

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

It’s their favorite toy ever. Just look at this happy girl!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

They go crazy when we bring one into the house.

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

And if we try to hide it, they always somehow know!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

Even if they never see it, they can sniff it out. Howie will stand by the door to the room where it’s hidden and stay there until we open the door and let him investigate! Just look at those crazy eyes!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

He’s on a mission!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

AHHH! I FOUND IT!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

*SMOOSH*

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

This is what they do with one (after thoroughly chasing it all over the yard) …

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

Bounce!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

Gross.

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

They’ll bounce it back and forth all over the yard, like little seals.

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

Attractive.

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

Where is it, Miley?

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

Oh, that crazy tongue.

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

It’s got a mind of it’s own!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

Almost! There!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

SNARF!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

Sometimes Kevin will throw the ball realllly high and they’ll run all over the backyard waiting for it to bounce.

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

They’re looking!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

There it is!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

Rawr!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

Of course no summer afternoon ends without a quick drink from the water hose.

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

Ahhh! Howie is so incredibly happy right now!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

He’ll stand under the water and shake and shake and shake.

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

Then go back for more.

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

He loves water so much. Look at those obsessed eyes!!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

CHOMP!

Miley & Howie, the Boston Terrier Puppies

Happy Wednesday! :)