Tennis ball, tennis ball! Oh, how I love my tennis ball! Me an' my tennis ball, yeah, yeah, yeah.
One day, me and my tennis ball were just hangin’ out. We did that a lot, when Mom was out or at work or something else boring that didn’t involve me—for ya know, anything that didn’t involve me wasn’t fun. I never saw a smile on Mom’s face like the one she got when she came home and saw...ME! I can truthfully say I was the light of her life. No conceit—facts are facts.
So anyhoo, there we were, me an’ my tennis ball. I was playing with ya, batting ya back and forth between my paws when I...missed. (dropping embarrassed face between paws). OOPS!
BIG oops! You rolled underneath a cabinet! And I couldn’t rescue youuuuuuu....... (howling)
I tried everything! I stuck my paw under the cabinet...and you came a little closer. Then a little closer still.
I stuck my nose under the cabinet to get you in my teeth. I tried and tried and tried! I tried so hard that I rubbed all the skin off my nose!
So after that I had a black nose with a pink patch.
Blondie's ashes are now in a box on Mommy's bookshelf.
She misses her sweet doggie every day.
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