Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Fun in the Water & Posts of the Week

 "He had as much fun in the water as any person I have known. You didn't have to throw a stick in the water to get him to go in. Of course, he would bring back a stick to you if you did throw one in. He would even have brought back a piano if you had thrown one in."
~ James Thurber

It wasn't more than a couple of weeks earlier that parts of the creek were still frozen so this water had to be especially cold. That didn't keep this guy from having fun fetching, shaking and smiling.





fetch smile
 "Dogs are obsessed with being happy." ~ James Thurber

And one very cute, very short video which will make any dog lover saw "awwww."

You said "awwww" didn't you?

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.


Recycled Art
by Sharon
at Sharon's Paws Create



by Stephen
at The Chubby Chatterbox

Teacher Geese
by Cloudia
at Comfort Spiral



by Russell
at Iowa Grasslands

by Mimi
at MessyMimi's Meanderings



Recommended by: Linda

My Vacation From Personal Hygiene
by Betty
at Bossy Betty



Bring it on
by Reena
at Missing Moments

by Gail
at Louisiana Belle



Seems Like a Fun Idea
by Kerry
at Ed and Reub

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you


Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Adorable video. I think James Thurbar must have had a special dog in his life. His quotes are right on.

ADRIAN said...

Great video.

Sueann said...

Seeing the pup taking a dip into the icy cold waters, made me shiver for sure.
Yes, I said "awwww"!

Tabor said...

Aww. Bet that dog will not be a go-getter. He will be the plump lover at your feet. Will be back later to read the POTW.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I did, i did go AW! :)

Brian Miller said...

awww...pacino is so cute....and love the joy in watching the pups take a dip as well...congrats to all the posts of the week!

messymimi said...

What a cute "oops"!

DJan said...

I love to see dogs smiling. It makes ME smile, too. Your pictures captured the sheer joy that dog is experiencing, and I got a contact high. :-)

Daryl said...

fun ....

and congrats to everyone .. what a wonderful selection!

Anonymous said...

That's how I react when my husband tosses me something and says 'catch'. I just can't do it. LOL

Anvilcloud said...

I like the obsessed with being happy pic and caption.

Reena said...

That puppy video cracked me up! Thanks for the POTW!

ellen abbott said...

he definitely looks like one happy dog.

TexWisGirl said...

love the adorable lab - and the quote about retrieving a piano. :)

great set of all blogs, again, ms. hilary. (and no real estate link!) :)

Kat said...

Aww!!! :)
Love dogs. They are awesome. And I love the quote you have as well. "Dogs are obsessed with being happy." So good.

Kerry said...

A lab in the water & a puppy vid: the perfect start to my day! Thank you Hilary!

Kerry said...

Oh and thank you for the potw for my silliness:)

Gail Dixon said...

Yes! I admit I said "awwww". lol Enjoyed the photos of the chocolate lab as well. They are such fun-loving dogs, completely unfazed by a little cold water. Thank you so much for picking my post for POTW! I really do appreciate it. Hugs!

stephen Hayes said...

I envy a dog's ability to show exuberance and joy, both captured so well in your photographs. And thanks as always for the shout out. I really do appreciate it.

Red said...

Just read yesterday how animals can shake 90% of the water from their coat in one shake and that it's important for them to get dry in a hurry so they stay warm. Your photos reminded me of the piece I read.

Mage said...

Surfacing again, I have to say that Thurber does have it right. No, didn't say awwwwwwwww, but I did say oh, oh, oh. :)

Russell said...

What a great black lab! He is ready for more fun in the water!!

Wow! Thank you for mentioning my blog - that was a nice surprise! Very nice - thank you!!

Take care.

lime said...

oh i keep waiting for that black dog to shake! hehehehe the puppy was adorable indeed.

Rob-bear said...

Great dog pictures. For a moment, I thought the Lab was a Beaver. Then he got out of the water. One of Benji's friends, perhaps?

And the puppy in the video is adorable. Bit of a flopover yet, but working on it.

BTW, where was the picture of Benji in this series?

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting

Bob Bushell said...


Out on the prairie said...

Had one dog who mixed up a stick with a log jam and I had a hard time getting him in and not drowning.

Anonymous said...

Awwww... what fun pictures!

Liz Mays said...

I do love the exuberance of dogs! They are just giddy!

Christine said...

I had fun catching up on your blog today and even took time to wander thanks to your posts of the week : )

I love your garage sale owl & that photo of benny!

Crabby McSlacker said...

Oh my goodness, that puppy video was THE BEST EVER.

I'm often reluctant to click on videos because they take forever, but that was quick and hilarious.

And of course love the photos as well!

Friko said...


sage said...

My dog doesn't like the water, but when I had a lab, he loved it and always wanted to shake off beside me!

Unknown said...

Oh, I enjoyed laughing here, Hilary! Thanks for the always amazing posts for us to explore too! :)

Anonymous said...

awwww!! So cute. Congrats to the POTW! I'm so far behind (again) so I'm off to catch up a little...

Pat - Arkansas said...

I didn't say "awwh" but I did chuckle. Thanks for sharing.

That dog must l.o.v.e. the water. He does seem to be enjoying it, cold or no.

Thanks, also, Hilary, for your kind words and thoughts.

Maggie May said...

That video was hilarious.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

yaya said...

Yep, that was a realy awwww moment! Too cute and that dog in the water doesn't seem the least bit concerned about the temperature!

Mental P Mama said...

We could learn so much from our dogs.

Linda said...

Oh, I do like the picture of the dog shaking off! Also the Thurber quotes.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful video this is, Hilary.
Thank you for sharing it and all of the wonderful links here.

Love your photos. What they won't do for a stick!!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Lynne with an e said...

I didn't say "awww" but I giggled. Do I still get a treat? Oh wait, that was the treat! Aw.

We used to have a golden/collie mix who lived to play fetch...and dog paddle...and fetch...

Dianne said...

in the first shot I thought I was seeing a giant otter :)
what a big ole sweetie that dog is

Indrani said...

Great captures and the video is too good. My daughter too enjoyed seeing it. :)

Dave said...

That big dog is certainly enjoying life Hilary. But I think the little guy wins the prize today :-) Dave

Anita said...

I think Pacino has a talent for drama. That additional roll backwards was, indeed, a reason to say, "Awwww." :)

I just came back from The Chubby Chatterbox. What a great laugh I got from his post. Thanks!

SandyCarlson said...

That's some good fun in the water! What a beautiful pup.