January 22, 2011

Moxie and the Orange Ball of Fury

Moxie vs. Orange Ball of Fury

It all began when Moxie was just a young pup, weighing all of 2 lbs. She inherited an orange squeaky ball from her predecessor, an 80lb rottweiler named Sadie. Sadie was too old for the ball and never really showed an interest in it. Moxie, on the other hand, hated the ball from day one. Whenever the Orange Ball came out to play, Moxie, normally a loveable little fluffball, turned into a tasmanian devil dog. Tossing this ball would set off games of stalk and chase and elicit blood curdling growls.

Finally, a year after their first encounter, Moxie defeated the Orange Ball of Fury. Tearing it nearly in half, the sad sphere went to it’s final resting place looking more like Pacman than a large squeaky ball. Every time I go into a store that carries dog toys, I look for a replacement. So far, I have not found a match for the Orange Ball of Fury. Things are pretty quiet around here now. But hopefully not for long. Every dog needs a nemesis and I am determined to find a new one for Moxie. (3/3/11 : Update)

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  • Diane

    Too cute!!

  • Rose

    Tee hee! Love it.

  • christine

    How adorable!!!

  • Loretta

    This is adorable. What a little ball of energy you have there.

  • Jill

    Moxie is just adorable….and I love your ‘tale(tail?) of the Orange ball of fury’!

  • Lorin

    My first time to see moxie in action. How fun! Hey, and you’ve got quite the little kick going to. Do I sense soccer in your life?

  • Darlene

    Hi Karen, Moxie looks abit like my Coco. Is she/he a Shitzu? Coco is a mix of Lhasa Apsa and Shitzu. BYW-I have tried to emil you in the past. Just a note to let you know how much I apprecaite your coupons and bargains. I am a Christ follower and have been keeping you and your family in my prayers. Do you review items from your fans if I would send you a sample? Is there a way to speak somewhat more privately to you about it?God bless, Darlene
    Isa 55:12 “For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

  • andrea burns

    thank you karen for a cute video of moxie !!!!!!!!!!!!! dogs like old shoes or slippers !!!!!!!!!!!! my cat loves to play with chopsticks or pens go figure !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rebecca

    So cute!! I just think puppies rock!

  • bgc

    hope she doesn’t tear this 1 in half!!! should of bought a few extras—shes soo adorable—love the name Moxie also!!!

  • Carole

    Maybe you could buy multi colored wool and keep wrapping it around a regular ball till you get the size you want.

  • Sam K.

    Yes Yes she must have another ball of fury. She is adorable . And lucky to have that much room indoors to play. Love it.

  • janice

    Karen, As always I love to see & hear about your little Moxie..She so delights me & puts a smile on face. Thank you for your wonderful website.

  • Sandy

    awww. Moxie is so cute.

  • Kathy

    Try looking on eBay or a pet supply website.

  • Sherry

    It just doesn’t get any cuter than this! I can see that your Moxie brings you as much joy as my little Yorkie and Maltese dogs bring me everyday. :o) Thanks so much for sharing and giving me an extra smile today.

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