Sunday, September 6, 2009

I can dig it!

The above picture of me was taken at last year's picnic. By the end of the day I was so tired I found my human and asked him to open the car door so I could climb in and rest. I was too tired to swim any more, I just wanted to lie down and sleep. Bella was not tired, she spent her day patrolling the food tent for dropped morsels.

Above, another photo from last years Reunion Picnic. If we could piece together all of the photos from along the long beach, you could count the happy dogs. I wonder if there is a place in the Guinness book of records for "The most happy Retrievers In one place at one time"?

"I can dig it!" said Kiwi. A short time later she came in the house with a dirty face and dirty paws. She got into trouble for that one. They were doing some landscaping work and had just leveled out a section of lawn to be seeded. It is not so level anymore. Kiwi may get reprimanded later when they catch her in the act. At least with her dirty paws and face I won't be blamed for digging again.

One week from now we will be running and romping with hundreds of our rescue friends at the Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies Reunion Picnic. Hundreds (yes, Hundreds) of rescued retrievers will be splashing and swimming together in the lake. Kiwi is coming when called a little better, that is good news for her. If she makes more progress this week then she can be trusted to run free at the lake with the rest of us. She will have so much fun. I remember my first trip to the lake with so many friends to play with.

Rusty Muffin will go along to join the party, but she will probably lie in the shade and watch us, she is not running too fast these days. She has improved greatly from when she arrived, she was barely moving when they first helped her get down from the car. She even chases squirrels now and sometimes plays fetch with us.

We get to go to the picnin early and hep set up the tents, so we get even more time to run, swim and play. Last year Bella and I did not pace ourselves and we were tired before the party even started. We had the lake to ourselves and we played too much. This time we are going to take it slow until our friends all show up. Everyone get lots of rest, you will need it at the picnic.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Hey Mogley -- we hope Kiwi gets to go so we can meet her there. It's a grand time so we wouldn't want her to miss it. We are going to the picnic early too to help with setup so we'll see you there! Mom is worried Riley will help himself to food when she is not looking. He has been known to do that in the past! Let's hope for good weather!

    Riley and River