Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Swimming! (Finally)

Hi Everydog, it's Bear!
Tucker is letting me post cuz it was so exciting for me! First we loaded up in the car and drove to Aunt Sandi's house. It's only like 10 minutes but it was pretty fun. Here we are blowin' in the wind. I loooove that part!!

So we got there and Tucker showed me first how to run across the ledge that only has a little water in it. Here I am on my first pass through it...Next Tucker got in there with me. Here we are - in my head I was thinking that Tucker must have eaten those funny mushrooms in the yard if he wanted me to get in that deep water. That's my "you're outta your mind" look.He kept telling me it would be fun and he even showed me how to jump in...

I wasn't so sure about that the jumpin' thing so then he said I could just ease in like this. (I don't think he looked too graceful though)I didn't choose either, I fell in instead but then I liked it! Here I am on my first pass...Tucker's a reeeeally good swimmer and I was trying to follow his tips.He got all excited and tried to grab me!! I had to close my eyes before he dunked me though.I got confused and tried to get out the side instead of on the ledge. He was trying to tell me that I was doing it wrong here... (and to shove me back in)We stopped for a break cuz swimmin' is hard work.Before too long Mom said we had to go, Tucker wasn't happy about that at ALL.SO she cracked and said we'd come back again this week!! Wooohoo!! I've decided swimming is one of my favorite hobbies now. I'll have to join Tucker's "Get Us a Pool Campaign".Maybe next time there will be more action shots of me!! - Bear


Tadpole said...

Oh this is my very favorite post!!! Bear - you did AWESOME! Are you sure that was your first time swimming? You're a pro! And you sure look like you had fun - did Tucker really dunk you?! How exciting that you get to go again! You should tell your mom to take videos next time!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh my dogness!!! Bear, you and the doodle looked like you were having so much fun. I am so happy that you both are swim buddies.

Pugsley, Buster & Cricket said...

Wow, you are awesome swimmers. It looks like a lot of fun. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket and little Daisy

Ruby Bleu said...

Wow...that looked like fun! You did pawsome. And it was a great brother bonding experience!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Bear,
I loved your wet n wild piktures. Seriously, you are such a water baby. And it's good Tucker was there to show you the ropes. Erm..I wondering if Dot n Sam enjoy swimming too? Maybe not huh?

The Husky in the Window said...

What great fun you'all had!!!!Love the action photos. Your Mom is so cool.
Your Aunt's pool a really pretty and it was really nice of her to let you'all go swimming. What a great day you'all must have had.

Husky Hugs. MayaMarie

Peanut said...

I think your both crazy but you both look so happy swimming in that pool. It makes us all happy too.

Lorenza said...

You two look really hapy swimming there! Glad you had enjoyed the experience!!
Have a good night

Gus said...

good work, and many happy returns to the pool!

Holly said...

Wow, that looks like so much fun! I am sooooo envious!


ROSSI said...

Oh.. i love to swim but i dun have such a nice and clean swim pool like what u guys have there.. i always got to swim at a dirty lake...yucks.. but that's all we got..

Am envy u guys..

Golden Rossi

Kerrio said...

Wow that looks like SUCH fun. We nearly went swiming yesterday too - but that was an accident cos the river is flooded. I think the pool looks MUCH more inviting - and the dogs really look like they are enjoying themselves.

Snogs from the dogs

Kerrio & co

Cubby said...

Dakota says you are the luckiest! I think you, Dakota, and Tucker are all loony. I do not swim.

The pictures were great, though!

Ronin_The_Pug said...

Oh that is so cool!! Love the photos guys! Hugs!

Casper said...

Wow you guys musta had tons of fun!!

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Bear,
Wow.. You are a great swimmer (can't say the same abt myself though..). Can't wait to see more of your swimming photos!

Texas's Mum said...

WOW you guys are good swimmers
but you can have all that water
to yourself as I hate water.
But I'm glade you guys had a

Love and Licks
Texas (and his humans).

Amici said...

Awesome pics of you swimming. Ya, that Tucker was nice to you Bear. :) You both look like you had a great time!

Balboa & Mommy said...

WOW, looks like you two had am AWESOME TIME! I'm still scared of water, but that does look like fun.

I hope you get to go back real soon

Frenchie SNorts

Ferndoggle said...

That is SO cool!! We are all totally jealous. We've never been swimming (well Lola has, but that didn't work out too well). We need a big pool like that.

Bear you did so well. Good thing you have a great big brother to show you the ropes!

Sherman, Penny & Lola

The Daily Echo said...

Ahhhh! That looks very refreshing! You ought to try sychronized swimming next time. We do synchronized sleeping here.

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

We've never gone swimming. We wonder if we would like it. Maybe we will come visit you and try out your pool that you will get at the end of the "Get Us a Pool" campaign!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Oh wow! When you said "swimming" I was thinking a kiddie pool like we have. But you were swimming in a giant pool! Awesome!


wally said...

Yay! Oh you're so lucky to have a pool to hang out at! You know, my apes had no idea I could swim until I dove into the pond after my noisy friend Mocha, the CHOCOLATE LAB so if you ever feel a little dogpaddler behind you it might be ME! I can swim like a seal if I'm motivated.


Sparky said...

WOW!!!!! You guys look great swimming in a big pool...very athletic and strong. I bet it felt nice to cool off a little.

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Congratulations on doing so well in the water! We wish we had a pool. We loooooove to swim!

Lady Kaos said...

I am soooooo jealous!! It looks like you guys were having tons of fun!! I wish I had a pool in my yard! Or an Aunt Sandi! Tucker looks like he's a really good swimming instructor.