Ice Puckey

January 12 /09
There's a game I like to play when I'm outside called ice puckey. Mama kicks a piece of ice towards me and I chase it, then she kicks it further and I chase it some more. Once in a while I'll kick it down the street myself and then chase after it. Whichever way we play, it's always a good time.
Sometimes the puckey goes flying really high and I run after it, sliding and jumping and twisting around in the air. We can cover a couple of city blocks like that. Besides being a way to move quickly and stay warm, it's just so much fun.
So we headed out for our late afternoon walk yesterday, except I didn't really feel like playing ice puckey. I could tell that my friend Bizou had been by on her walk and all I wanted to do was find her.

Sniff. Sniff. That's definitely a peemail from Bizou.

Mama kicked some puckeys at me but I was too distracted to keep my mind on the game. All I really wanted to do was find Bizou. I even tried to sneak across the street to look for her. I hope Mama understands that I'd much rather play ice puckey with Bizou than with her.

I shuffled the puckey around a bit just to make Mama happy. I ate some of it too.

So our game was cancelled and we just took a nice long walk instead.

..............................Bizou! Bizou! Where are you?
These videos are kind of dark. That's because the sun started to set very quickly. The only reason you can see me in the picture above is because I'm standing under a street lamp and in the glow of a car's headlights.

I do want to show you how I play ice puckey so before the winter is out, I'll get a real good mid-day game in and we'll be sure to post a video of it.

As a matter of fact, maybe I'll get some of my friends together (including Bizou) and make ice puckey teams and get a tournament going. Who knows? Maybe we'll go professional and take our games on the road! Maybe you'll want to make an ice puckey team too and then you can play with us when we visit your city!

So if you have ice and snow where you are, start practicing.

Oh yeah, girl dogs are definitely invited to play - cats and hammies too .... absolutely!


Mason Dixie said...

sounds like a great game. My mom just throws balls of snow at me to catch. I love to eat snow.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Chef!
I'd love to play ice puckey with you!
Sounds fun!
I hope next time you go out for a walkie you meet Bizou!
Kisses and hugs

Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

I bet you have alot of fun playing ice puckey...

I don't think I would be able to stay outside long enough to finish a whole game...I get pretty cold cuz I'm sooo little...

But I can't wait to see your video of a another one of your games...

Abby xxxooo

Niamh said...

Sounds like a fun game to me! I'd play it if we had any ice here. Hope you find your friend.

Your friend,

Asta said...

I think ice pucky sounds like a tewwific game..I am disgusted by my lack of snow..I'm still hoping, but last weekend I had to go to Iowas to play wif my fwiends in the snow, cause thewe was nothing hewe.
Have fun wif Bizou and youw othew fwiends
smoochie kisses

Maggie and Mitch said...

Ice pucky looks like fun! We're heading out to the pond now to practice so maybe we can join your team, Chef! We hope our duckies duck their duckie heads or else!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

If you're ready to take your ice pucky game up a notch, have your mom put a filled water bowl outside at night. You get an ice pucky the size of a frisbee!

I can understand wanting to find your girlfriend.

Mango said...

We're gonna start practicing... as soon as we get some real snow. We were supposed to get a few inches this morning but temp stayed too high and it just rained. Is there a height requirement to make the team cuz Oscar is pretty small. Also, Tucker likes to eat ice cubes. He may end up eating the game. Perhaps those two should just be our athletic supporters. I'm a girl - do I need athletic supporters?

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Trailboss said...

Oh Chef what fun! My girls would love to play ice pucky with you. I just love your blog!

Eduardo said...

What a fun game Chef!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

FleasGang said...

It looks so peaceful and quiet in the snow - not to mention cold! We don't get snow here, but Simon used to play with pine cones at our old house. It's sort of the same. I guess we'll just be fans when you get your team together :-)

Shelly & Tommy

Pedro said...


Ice Pucky sounds like a game my brother Ziggy would really enjoy!


Eric said...

All that snow Chef! Ice hockey sounds fun but brrr chilly.Looking for Bizou sounds much more fun. Styling in that Burb scarf pal!!

Wiry wags, Eric xx

Dewey Dewster said...

Wow Chef...

Ya sure have a peck 'o snow up there fer sure....yep.... it's hard fer leggeds 'n females at that ta understand the unbelievable aroma of peemail 'n especially peemail from a special girl. After yesterday, I wonder if I will ever get the same charge outta peemail again.....I might just have ta stop by fer ice pucky lessons from ya ta compensate fer the irreplaceable valuables I lost here....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Chef, Chef, I'm so happy that I can't bark. Your gift packet arrived today, have you got mine yet?
Whoa, whoa, whoa, I had a hard time yank it out from my puggy brothers' jaws! My mom took a lot pictures of us fighting to get the toys and blanket. We'll post it soon.
This winter surely warming up by you, thanks a bunch, pal. I treasure your friendship furever!
I hope you like my packet too, not much, just a few things specially selected for you.
Who's that Bizou, Chef? I dream of someday, I'll be visiting you on a sunny day, just looking at your thick cold snow now is enough to feel chill down to my spine!

Technodoll said...

Better enjoy your time outside now while you can, sweetie... the next few days are going to be so horribly cold, I doubt that even WE will get any park-time! BRRR! Snuggle UP!


The akitas xoxo

happy said...

Sounds like an interesting game! Now where do I get some ice?

Abby said...

Hi, Chef...

I have something for you...Please stop by my Blog to pick it up when you get a minute...

Abby xxxooo

Rambo said...

I cannot practice ice puckey cause it was 88 degrees here yesterday and there is no ice to be found. I spend my days sunbathing. Sorry.
Maybe you can come to my house and we can go in the pool, ok?
See ya,

Peanut said...

I used to play that when we had snow and ice. No more though said...

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Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

You have a nice long leash eh?
At this rate we'll have snow until June, plenty of time for practice.

the 4 Bs said...

hi Chef, that ice puckey game sounds like something we would enjoy too! you sure do have a lot of snow where you live. we would have to live someplace else to play ice puckey. all we have is mud.


Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Chef,
Oh we're in for ice puckey with you. We can pwactice on our koi ponds. They'll pwobably be fwozen over for 3 more months at the rate of snow we've been getting, heheheh.
Luv & Wirey Hugs,
Butchy, Snickers, Ruby, Sylvester & Scuby

Georgeous said...

Nice to catch up with you!
We've had a bit of snow but nothing as big as yours looks.
Our Mum gives us ice cubes that we play with but strangely they disappear??? Looking forward to seeing a day light puckey game Chef.
Love george