Thursday, May 18, 2006

Apres le Deluge

Just like everyone else, now that the rain has stopped the dog and I have been very excited about being outside (she doesn't like to go out in the rain, either).

So this morning, we breakfasted al fresco on the patio next to Lake Sumpump.


Then we went for a long walk in the woods.


I don't usually walk this far in the morning, but I woke up early and wanted to see if the very small creek had risen much. It really hadn't, because it had spilled over its banks so much upstream


that downstream, the creek was at pretty normal levels.

Cammy (whose nickname is Scammy) took advantage of my distraction with the camera to leap into the water for her first swim of the season. She's a sly one, that dog. This is a huge NO! on our morning walks, because I don't have time to brush the resulting mats out of her fur, but it was hard to yell at a dog this happy:





Anyone want a matted, smelly dog?

12 comments:

Kate said...

Kodi does that to us all the time on our walks in the woods, however he finds the mud puddles and just lounges in them. We took him down to the lake in April, RIGHT after the ice went out and he had no problems jumping right in for a swim. Crazy dog!!

Beth S. said...

Yep. That's a happy dog all right. :-)

Carole said...

Gee, ummm, no thanks. I already have one of my own named Dixie. ;-)

maryse said...

i have one of those already. rocky's smelly and very matty.

margene said...

You didn't jump in after him? Look at the fun you missed!

Dave Daniels said...

That is a GREAT set of photos! That's so funny how he jumped right in. (I guess cats are too cool for that maybe?)

Bookish Wendy said...

We've totally given up at controlling the swim instinct. Their joy far excedes our frustration and, in the end, we live vicariously through them.

Great shots!

mf said...

Oh that sure does look like one happy dog for sure!

twig said...

OH MY GOSH! What a cutie you have there!

Maggie said...

Great photos of a happy dog! Mine does not like water in any form...he's quite happy without it, however he prefers to drink the dirtiest, foulest, muddiest water he can find...especially if there is nice clean & clear water nearby...if given a bath, he will wait until the right moment and then go roll himself in the dirt.

Dipsy D. said...

Hi from Austria! Oh, I loved to see those pics, what a happy dog Sammy is - especially after all those rainy days! I can imagine his smell afterwards though - but no matter how much they smell, we love them anyways, don't we? :)Thanks for sharing these great pics!

elisa said...

Oh my - that is about the happiest puppy EVER. That puppy is so happy that she makes ME happy! :)