Saturday, July 9, 2011

Swimming with Leia and Star

Above, Leia is heading in with a ball, I am standing on the pool bottom waiting for someone to throw one my way.   Our play mates came by again today to help us enjoy our weekend.   The three children are good at helping us work out.    Star is a super swimmer.   She jumps in to retrieve balls, she jumps in just to do laps.  She is a water dog and no one knew it.   She has a hard time standing up when she gets out, her heavy coat is so wet that she can't walk for a few minutes till she drips off.   
Above photo, Leia is the grand champion water dog.   She loves the water and she loves the children.   They swim with her, throw balls in the pool for her, and they give her a place to rest.    Leia likes finding someone to give her an arm to rest on when she gets tired, then she goes back to swimming and playing again.    Leia can launch herself off the side of the pool after a ball, just like a championship dock diving dog.

Leia has added two more items to her list of what she wants in her new home.   She would like to have children, and a pool.   Or at least a stream nearby.   She loves the water.    We are all told that we can't go in the pool until we are told it is OK.   Leia is getting bad about not waiting for the OK before she gets in.   That means she may be wet when she is supposed to be dry, like just before bedtime. 

We can't tell if the children enjoy playing with Leia more than she enjoys playing with them.   Or maybe its a tie.  

After we were told to leave the pool and put on our leashes to dry out, a thunderstorm came by.  Star is a little thunder shy, she does not like storms.    Leia likes to nap in the crate, its a very dark and secure place.   So today when the thunder started, Star went in to the crate to hide, but Leia was already napping.   So here is what happened.

Mogley G. Retriever 


  1. Awww...they're sharing!!

    I'm so glad you're finding out all about these two! What fun they are!

  2. Sounds like a real good time was had by everyone.
    Looks like you will need a larger crate or possibly a duplex.

    Hamish & Sophie

  3. Cozy, girls? Maybe the two sharing quarters just like a close breathing body near to not be afraid of the thunder boomers.

    Stella likes Mom's!

    Jo and Stella

  4. Oh horaay for swimmings!!! And, for furpals that can share when the storms hit! Great fun photos!!!

    Sweet hugs,
    Sierra Rose

  5. Princess Leia and Star don't seam to mind sharing a crate. We sort of stick together at thunder and lightening too, even better if we have mommie at home and stick to her.

    With having so much fun in the pool we think Star will not want go home anymore. And Princess Leia will hold out for a family with a pool.

    How is Nala? Did she recuperated from the the swim party?

    Mogley, keep the stories and picture coming, we are enjoying them.

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver

  6. Hi Y'all!

    Y'all have way too much fun! I'm jealous!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  7. At the very least the two seem to tolerate each other in very small quarters. Very sweet.
    Mogley, I am amazed at you being able to stand in the pool. remember seeing you standing last week waiting for balls and kind of assumed it was a fluke. Very talented. You seem very comfortable as evidenced by your sweet face.
    I too love the stories and pictures. They are almost as fun as being there.