Saturday, January 18, 2014


Way back in November we hinted that Phod was getting a ball replacement for the winter because we just got too much snow to easily find a ball. [So far we have had about 130 cm/51 inches this winter]. Last winter we just stopped playing fetch, but our boy was so sad I couldn't do that again, so we welcomed chuck into our lives.

The first time we took chuck out, Phod would have nothing to do with him. On the other hand, Hailey loved it and for a bit I thought maybe we had something Hailey would fetch consistently. This only happened the first time and now Phod loves his chuck as much as he loves his ball.

Here he is enjoy it!
In this picture you can see that we have broken chuck a little. Don't worry, we have a back up chuck on standby just in case! 

Snow swimming through the deep snow with chuck

Going after it!

Catching chuck

I love his running ears! 


  1. much easier to find then a ball and it looks like he is having so much fun

  2. Way to go Phod and you can't miss that in the snow.Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Oh how fun! You are never going to lose that in the snow!

    Monty and Harlow

  4. Wow, what a fun toy! Anything that lets us do pawesome snow zoomies is a great deal fur sure. Fabulous action pix.
    BTW: Happy belated barkday, Hailey! I hope it was wonderful and I'm sorry I'm late with your wishes. Have a great year!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

  5. That's a great toy and I can see how fast you are in the snow (wow! like a rocket!) as you chased it. Have fun!

  6. CHUCK is super... you can SEE him very EASILY... and look at him FLY through the air...with the greatest of Ease. WOW this is a super improvement fur the Winter months. No more Lost Furends... waiting fur the Spring THAW... that may not come until... AUGUST.

  7. Happy Saturday to you. I loved seeing this and your skills in retrieving. Hunter will chase a ball, if he wants to play. Our snow is all melted and I'm thankful for sunshine, even though it is cold and windy.
    Hope you have a pawsome weekend.
    Noreen & Hunter

  8. We have one of those, but we call it the flying squirrel. Something about how my dad's name is Charlie and calling it Chuck is too close to his name. I love catching that thing too.


  9. that looks like a great and fun toy!!!! Our snow has been too deep for play too :(

  10. That thing looks cool! Kind of like a flying squirrel maybe?

  11. Phod you are faster than greased lightning!
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  12. I have small frisbees tgat I can put in my jacket pockets. Beckett loves to catch them, Keltic just loves to steal them and run away.

  13. that toy makes you happy!
    look how it makes you run and hop and fetch!
    what a nice new toy! zoom!!!

  14. My hairy slobbery sisters is quite lucky this winter, they has been able to takes their balls on the walks. Usually in the winter they has sticks as they rends the chucket into bits!
    Is not chasing in the snow fun!

  15. I've seen the flying Chuck at PetSmart. It looks like fun. Maybe I'll grab one for Beamer.

  16. Hey, that's great! You've reminded me that I have one stored away someplace because none of our pre-Shyla dogs liked it. But maybe she would?

    It sure looks perfect for retrieving in the snow! Phod looks like he's having a blast. I love his running ears too!

  17. WOW! That is one cool thing! Geez, Phod, you should come here. It's about 75 degrees and sunny every day. Such is January in San Francisco in Year 2 of the official drought!

  18. Chuck looks like a whole lot of fun. Phod you have great form in getting it.

  19. Chuck looks great, I love my ball so much but I might give chuck a go :) XXXOOXXX

    Mollie and Alfie

  20. Oh what FUN! And chuck certainly stands out well in the white snow - can't miss him !!

    Hugs, Sammy

  21. 51 inches of snow?! I foresee a look of chucking Chucks in your future. Good thing you have a stand by in the wings!

  22. Can I come play too? I'll bring my snowshoes.


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