Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A cracked Frisbee

I bought my Aerobie Super Disc year before last at the Missouri State Fair for my puppy, Mandy.  There was a wonderful act where the dogs jump high in the air to catch Frisbees and go through tunnels, run an obstacle course, and so forth.  The folks with the dogs were selling these special Frisbees for around $10, I believe; they said this was the best kind of Frisbee for dogs.

Mandy never was much for frisbees, it turned out.  After the fair, Cliff gave me the cold shoulder for a month every time he thought of me paying that much for a frisbee:  "You can buy them at Walmart for a buck," he said.

I tucked the frisbee away in a cabinet in the bathroom and forgot about it.

Then Sadie came into my life, and after watching her fetch balls and other toys, I remembered the Aerobie Super Disc.  It was as though it were made for her; she'd probably play to the point of exhaustion if I'd let her.

In a recent entry I shared how I bought a second frisbee so Sadie would return to me with her prize.  This works great, but I found out I can't throw a regular frisbee.  Cliff tries to show me the proper way, then cracks up because, usually, the thing ends up rolling along the ground (Sadie, by the way, doesn't care how I throw it).  When I throw the Super Disc, you'd think I was a pro!  It sails through the air as far as I want it to go, and often, Sadie catches it in mid-air.

Today, it cracked.  And I panicked.  Neither PetSmart or Petco had them listed online.

Thank goodness for Ebay; I have my bid in for one there.  I just hope the price doesn't go up too high, because shipping is $5.99.  This man has an Ebay store with lots of them, so I may get two.

14 comments:

mutualaide said...

Was just thinking of you when I heard the 'alert tone'!  Duct tape in the interim?  

robinngabster said...

I've never heard of those frisbees but then again I don't have a dog that likes frisbees either.

salemslot9 said...

ebay is cool
good luck!

simwarford said...

Baron is absolute Death on Frisbees! Even the good ones don't last long. There are Frisbee remains all over the back yard--which get shredded into smaller Frisbee remains when they get run over by the mower.
Katy pretty much ignores Frisbees, and most other toys, for that matter. She did have a plastic mouse, though--which she reduced to something we began to refer to as "Mouse Flake." Sadly, Mouse Flake has disappeared entirely. Though we may find its remains in the backyard, too.

sugarsweet056 said...

AWWWWW....hope you find another disc like the one you had! Big hug for Sadie gurl!
SUGAR & Girls

bhbner2him said...

We have Boston Terriers.  By and large, they are jump, catch, fetch, herd, hold anything dogs.  So our biggest worry is always how to play a game WITHOUT the dogs.  lol  -  Barbara

mawmellow said...

Good luck on "winning" the bid on Ebay.  Good exercise for the dog !! Plus, I'm sure, it wears her out !!  

madcobug said...

You might could repair that crack with a bead of silicon. Cliff probably keeps some in his tools. We do the ebay thing a good bit. Helen

mumma4evr said...

hot glue on the crack????
Becky

msecz said...

yes if you get two they may combine the shipping and then it won't be so bad..... good exercise for you and Sadie. My little dogs don't like exercise of any kind...... I guess I should have gotten a little bigger dog. have fun with Sadie. Sandra

csandhollow said...

Glad you found another!

chat2missie said...

I love ebay.  When ever you can't find something in a store, make sure you check ebay!
Missie

lv2trnscrb said...

this is so cute! Hope you get the one from eBay. What we do for our little ones

btty

am4039 said...

I'm so happy you found good use for the frisbee and hope you get the new one or two at a good price.  Sadie is to cute.