Monday, October 12, 2009

Columbus Day 2009!

Ha roo, pups and cool cats! It's me, Zim! Today is Columbus Day - the day we celebrate Christopher Columbus discovering America! Since we've been blogging, we've made some mighty cool discoveries ourselves - even right on Columbus Day! (Please see our posts from 2007 and 2006!) This year is no exception!

So there we were, me and Davy, out on our walk.

Dave and me, out on a discovery walk

Dave saw it first:

Hey, Zimmie! Look at that!!!

He thought he saw a tennis ball. Laying right in the middle of nowhere! I went over to check it out.

I think it is... but it doesn't squeak like yours, Dave!

I'm no tennis ball expert like Dave, but it seemed like one to me, alright. Round, the right size, that color that Mom doesn't know whether to call green or yellow - it all said "tennis ball" to me! But that's not the whole discovery. Look! Look at what we found!

A tennis ball tree!!! How exciting is that!?!? Who knew they grow on trees!?!

Happy Columbus Day! Now get out there and make some discoveries of your own, pups and kit-cats! It's an exciting world out there!

Play bows,
Zim

28 comments:

  1. Woo! We have tennis ball trees too (aka Osage Orange or Boid d'arc). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maclura_pomifera

    --Denali, Rubi and Holly

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  2. A tennis ball tree!?! We want one of those. I wonder if there is a flying squirrel tree out there somewhere.


    Brice

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  3. Whoa! Tennis balls grow on trees? I gotta get me one of those!!!

    Mochi

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  4. What great explorers you are!!! We think lots of dogs will be interested in your discovering a tennis ball tree - you must let Petey know!
    We see this important discovery as a giant pawprint for canines!
    love
    Martha & Bailey xxx
    ps now you have to find the squeaky tennis ball tree!

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  5. Hey there, Zim
    Eish...I think I recognise that tree!...mmmm..how did it get there/
    Wimbledon tree!!
    Lotsalicks and happy Columbus Day~
    Lotsalicks
    MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA
    ps We discovered YOU!!!

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  6. What a discovery!! Ranks right up there with discovering a new continent the way Columbus did. Good job!

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  7. Great job! What a discovery!! A tennis ball tree is so cool...I bet there aren't many of those around. We sure don't have one, wish we did! That's just way too cool!!

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  8. My Human knows someone who was doing on research study on those round things for her PhD in Chemistry. She was trying to figure out if the goo in them had any practical uses.

    The trees are also known as Hedge Apples.

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  9. We could open up a tennis ball store and be rich!!!!
    I had no idea thats where they come from....
    Deetzy

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  10. Oh my dog! That is AWESOME! Dave, you could make a fortune on that... I mean imagine a never-ending supply of tennis balls!

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  11. Those are Horse Apples at least that is what they call them in Texas.. Yepper Husky's Mom is right they are Boid d'arc.. Mom thinks they use them to kill ants..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

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  12. A tennis ball tree!!!!!!

    I will be right over!

    Kisses,
    Dexter

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  13. Who knew tennis balls grew on trees! I want one of those trees!

    Sadie

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  14. Oops--it should be "bois d'arc" with an s because the wood (bois) was good for making a hunting bow (arc). Our French is a bit rusty!

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  15. If you've found a tennis ball tree, a ham tree can't be far behind, right?

    Huffs

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  16. Wow a tennis ball tree.. Fun and games on tap.. Thats cool.. Hugs GJ x

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  17. Wooos! Scampi will be right over! I am sure there will be lots of little doggies like you, Davy, now that you have found a ball tree!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

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  18. A tennis ball tree?? That is a discovery!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  19. OMDOGNESS! What in heck are those??? I never saw a tennis ball tree - how pawesome! Now... for the quest on your next walk... please find me a kong tree hehee?
    Huggers,
    xo Sammie

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  20. Wow, how awesome is that! A tennis ball tree!!!! Happy tennis ball tree day to all of you!!! :)

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  21. That's great discovery! Wonder if they have treats that grow on trees, imagine..chicken and beef jerky hangin from the branches...!yummy!

    Cheers,
    Maxx

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  22. We just want a snow tree right now. Can you discover one of those for us?

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  23. oh that is a weird looking tree, although I "Love-All" tennis ball trees......;0D

    I found a deflated football, in a field, well it was a "flated" football just before I sank my teeth into it.

    Sadly, still looking to discover a Football Tree though.

    The Profound Hound xxxx xOxOxOx0x0

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  24. Hi guys! It is LuLu and LoLLy stopping in to say hello! Does that tree make mini tennis balls? that would be AWESUM! Also, we hope you are doing great and we miss you guys! Your Maltese paLs, LuLu and LoLLy!

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  25. Wow! I want a tennis ball tree!! Then I could destroy them at my hearts content and still have plenty more!

    Jackal

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  26. Wow a tennis ball tree - how exciting - now if we can only find a pink one for woodrow - we would be all set

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

    note from mom - I bought woodrow breast cancer tennis balls 2 years ago and now he totally ignores the yellow ones and will only play with the pink ones

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  27. Our mom remembers those from when she was a kid in Missouri. She called them crab apple trees.

    Kat

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  28. Hey Army Brats,
    COOL! A tgennis ball tree, huh? Any chance that you can discovery a soccer ball tree around there?
    - TBH&K

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