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Make It or Miss It – Howie Style!

Watch our adorable dog’s attempts to catch a flying soccer ball toy! Howie loves playing fetch, and he never gives up! No matter how many times he misses the ball gracelessly.Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Playing Fetch With Our Boston Terrier

Howie has a little squeaky soccer ball that he is obsessed with. Last week when Miley was playing Make It or Miss It, Howie had a few turns with his soccer ball. Now, Howie is a little rounder than Miley, and not quite as quick or agile as his master agility champion older sister. But he sure does try hard, and it’s pretty fun to watch his wiggly little booty fly through the air as he tries to make the catch.

Let’s see what he can do.

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Ready for take-off! Can he do it??

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

He’s in the air! Does he…

Make It or Miss It?!

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Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Doink!

Right off the side of his face.

Missed It!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

There it goes!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Whee!! Howie never gives up. He runs off to chase it down!

 

Round 2!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

He sees it…

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

He goes in for the catch!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Make It or Miss It??

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Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Missed It!

Poor Howie. He looks devastated!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Justa… little… closer!! If I could just get it in my mouf!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Oh dear. It just keeps getting worse for Howie.

 

Round 3!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Let’s try this again.

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

He leaps!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

He visualizes!

See the catch, see the catch, see the catch!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

CHOMP! Oh noes! that was just a little early Howie.

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Missed It!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Must.. Not.. Let it… Escape!!!

 

Round 4!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Make It or Miss It??

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Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Oh Howie.

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

I just don’t even know what you were doing there.

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Missed It!!

By a mile…

 

Round 5!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Whee! Let’s try another one!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

It’s right there! I’m gonna get it!!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Make It or Miss It??

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Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Missed It!

I know, buddy. A little ball is much harder to catch than a frisbee!

 

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Round 6!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Make It or Miss It??

Surely I’m gonna get this one!! It’s right there in my mouf!

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Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Missed It!!

Oh, the shame. The humiliation! Don’t worry Howie. No one’s watching.

 

Round 7!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

I’m gonna get it! I’m gonna get it! I’m gonna get it!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

He’s ready to pounce!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

We have lift-off!!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Make It or Miss It??

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Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Missed It!

Oh, honey.

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Round 8!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

He’s determined and focused!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Make It or Miss It??

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Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Missed It!!

So close, Howie!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

And he watches it fall.

 

Round 9!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

He’s got those ears pinned back and gives it all his might!

Make It or Miss It??

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Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Oh goodness gracious, Howie.

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

That’s a big fat…

Miss!

 

Round 10!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

He doesn’t give up!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

He spots his prey!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

He goes in for the snatch!

Make It or Miss It??

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Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Hidden option #3.

Face Plant!

 

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Round 11!

Let’s try this with a frisbee, buddy. This one’s flying high!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

He leaps!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Make It or Miss It??

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Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Missed It!

Just a little late there.

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

But… My mouf is wide open! How did I miss that??

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Must… Eat… All… The… Frisbees!!!!!!!!

 

Round 12!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Howie is like a little pouncing puppy!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

AAAUUUGGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!

Make It or Miss It??

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Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

CHOMP!!!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

I GOT IT!! I GOT IT!! VICTORY IS MINE!!!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Good job, buddy!

Judges?

You decide!

 

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Round 13!

Last round! Will he make it or miss it?? It’s a high flyer!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

He’s got ice running through his veins!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Make It or Miss It??!

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Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

Made It!!

Make It or Miss It? Guess whether this Boston Terrier catches the frisbee! kevinandamanda.com

He made it! He made it!!
OMG – he actually made it!!!

Woohoo!! Yay, Howie!!

Thanks for playing along!! :) We hope you have a beautiful weekend! :)

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39 Responses
  1. Jane

    Oh that little boy it’s amazing! So cute…
    Amanda, do you plan to expand your family? It would be amazing to see a little baby girl who looks like you! Answer me please :)

  2. Kristyn

    Wow, smiling from ear to ear. Thank you, Amanda, I needed that today! Howie’s such a sweet little guy, I just want to hug him. Miley too, for that matter!! :)

  3. Cheryl Mitchell

    These pictures make me smile!!! I just love reading the adventures of Howie and Miley!!! They are adorable and you are a FABULOUS photographer!!!

  4. Laurie

    I sit at my computer and laugh so hard I cry and even snort a little watching the antics of Howie and Miley. Goodness gracious Amanda – How did you capture these shots? Were you laying on the ground to get the mid air and face plant photos? LOL!
    Sincerely,
    Laurie

  5. Lora

    Oh my goodness this post cracks me up! He looks even goofier than Miley, and I just his enthusiasm, despite the apparent lack of skill. What a cutie and what fun photos!

  6. Kelly S.

    Howie is my hero! He keeps going for it and looks just adorable and hilarious doing it. These are awesome! Please keep this game alive.

  7. Amanda

    How funny… I stumbled on your site today just googling my husband’s and my names together — and yours came up! (He’s a Kevin too!) We recently adopted our Boston, and are hoping to get him into agility once we can get him to listen a little better. Our pup loves chasing things in the back yard — we get all of these crazy expressions too!

  8. Sophia

    Wow, he is way too cute! Those are such great pictures! How did you get all of it in focus? I can never get it this sharp at F 4.5. Would really love some tips as my pictures of my toddler boy are mostly blurred since he moves so much.

  9. Lynn

    Howie was the name of our Boston we lost last year to a brain tumor. He was almost 12 years old. My new favorite photo model is our new Boston, Scout. She is 8 months old and the new love of our lives! Your photos are great!

  10. my life in tune

    I know you’ve talked about the auto-focus setting you use to take these pictures, but I’m constantly blown-away at how sharp they are. Could you do another in-detail tutorial? I know I’m not the only one who wants to master that skill :).

  11. Beth

    Your dogs are so cute! My heart goes out to Howie as I’m just as un-coordinated as he is! Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning! Give Howie an extra treat and belly rub today for helping start my morning off right! : )

  12. Lynne

    I just watched the video of Miley getting her master agility champion title – don’t know how I missed it last year – it was AWEsome and I just loved it.

  13. Chere Mortensen

    OMG! Poor little guy, he worked so hard. Howie was really determined to catch something. My little cocker loved her frisbee until her knees made her stop. Now it is a tennis ball. If Howie’s facial expression could catch the ball he would win hands down. Where was little princess during all of this? You guys make my day with Howie’s entertainment. Enjoyed!

  14. Rachael P

    What Howie lacks in skill and agility he more than makes up for in his perseverance and enthusiasm. You can’t keep a good pup down. I know he loves his squeaky soccer ball but he should probably stick to the frisbee for this particular sporting event. :)

  15. Lori

    Oh how I love that boy! I miss that sweet face so much! He’s so persistent, bless his heart. Please give him and Miley some love for me.

  16. Billie Hester

    These are such great pictures. Howie just does not give up. I had a Boston, April May, & she loved balls. She would catch them or just let them bounce off her head. If I had known more about Agility training, she would have been perfect. She was so agile & could jump & fly through the air, especially in pusuit of a ball. The bigger the ball, the better. She especially loved full size footballs & basketballs.

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