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Wordless Wednesday: Well, they look like tennis balls

Did you know that dogs aren’t completely color-blind, in spite of whatever childhood wisdom you’ve been carrying in the back of your noggin all this time?  Study of their eyeball rods and cones and things that I don’t even pretend to understand have suggested that dogs have a bit of color blindness rather similar to what some humans experience.

Simply put, because I am indeed a simple girl, our canine friends don’t see reds and greens the way we non-color blind human beans do. These two festive colors are perceived as a sort of gray instead. So when you toss that red ball into the lawn for a hearty game of fetch, your dog is looking at you with an expression of thanks a lot there, dude. I’ll be relying on that superior sense of smell to find my toy.

And that may explain why apples remind Micron of tennis balls so much. And maybe why taking him to our local Apple Fest last weekend may not have been the best of my brain children.

Let’s see some self-control there, big guy.

About Donna Sword

Lover of all things Dog.

10 responses »

  1. Maybe he was also trying to tell you which ones you should take home!

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  2. Woof! Woof! Yes there are but YUMMER. Happy WW. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  3. Tasty tennis balls! That's really funny! 🙂

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  4. Hilarious! I can only imagine that apples aren't too great for playing fetch.

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  5. You're probably right, Dog Mom. But he was having a hard time deciding on his favorite apple ball. He especially liked the ones little kids were carrying around.

    Throw the ball! he was saying.

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  6. Yummer and healthy too. Hugs to you Sugar.

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  7. Hey Blueberry, I just read about your toad noshing experience. Betting even a dirty tennis ball tastes just a bit better. And an apple ball would top the yum list after that.

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  8. Yeah, they sure don't last as long as a tennis ball.

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  9. We had a golden friend who actually ate apples just like a human – around the core! Maybe he was hungry! 🙂

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  10. They DO look like tennis balls! Great shot!

    Happy Wordless Wednesday on Saturday!
    ~Lyvonne

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