Wednesday, April 10, 2013

More than just tennis

Way back in the day, I learned this nifty trick of slicing tennis balls and ramming them onto chair legs to minimalize the scraping sound on the floor.  It is said that this is routinely done in schools.


My painting studio had a similar look to it.


The tennis ball on the chair leg design did not sit well with our little visitor Myles, who frequently tried to attack and remove this decorator look. It was totally unfair to leave a puppy gnawing on a chair leg, ergo...open a new can of tennis balls. You can see the anticipatory look on his face with the tennis ball in the background just waiting to be launched - yet again.


Yesterday, my LLBean winter jacket needed a spring cleaning {little did I know we are likely to have snow by Friday}, and it called for a tennis ball in the dryer as part of the down fluffing treatment.




This is what a tennis ball is really for. 




Milos Raonic sends Canada to historic Davis Cup semifinals

Canadian fires 35 aces to defeat Italian Andreas Seppi in Vancouver

Canada's Milos Raonic celebrates an historic Davis Cup quarter-final win against Italy's Andreas Seppi Sunday in Vancouver. The victory places the Canadians in their first-ever semifinal round. 


 Canada's Milos Raonic celebrates an historic Davis Cup quarter-final win against Italy's Andreas Seppi Sunday in Vancouver. The victory places the Canadians in their first-ever semifinal round. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)



I think by this reaction, Milos is really ticked about the other uses for tennis balls!


Credits: Canadian Press
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/tennis/story/2013/04/07/sp-tennis-canada-milos-raonic-davis-cup-history.html

3 comments:

  1. A most informative post, Miss Leslie..
    Can you believe, I do not have even ONE tennis ball???

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  2. How happy our little Myles was in your house full of tennis balls! What a lucky dog he is to have you taking care of him when we are away.

    Susy

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