Monday, July 4, 2011

A Very Wet Dog 4th of July!

Wet dogs to left of us, wet dogs to right of us, shaking and spraying.    If you want the dry look, you are in the wrong place.    Imagine the fun, the madness, the chaos, the water, when you have 18 dogs.    The entries in the contest were 15 rescued Golden's, one poodle, one Labrador and one Sky Terrier.   The Sky Terrier was a good swimmer, but she looked like a patch of sea weed drifting across the pool.   She liked swimming, but she liked the shaking and drying off even better.  
The Lab came via our cousins house.  He is visiting while his family has a job in California for a month.  He is a little chunky, and he is ball obsessed.   He is on his way to losing a lot of weight.   Below, on Saturday, our cousins waterfall and pool, with Mandy in it with Molly.   He joined in the party, and we had fun with him, and all of our friends. 
The wet dog contest is going to become an Olympic event.   They already have the pool, all they need are the dogs and we have a great new event.   Below, one of our Olympic coaches gives the competitors last minute instructions on correct conduct.   Get in the pool, get wet, and stay wet.
Below, in my yellow officials vest, I am bringing safety equipment into the pool so that everyone is safe and no one drowns.  
Below, I am bringing a safety float to a young swimmer.
Here I am giving a young swimmer a pull to the shore.
Below, 6 of us demonstrate the un-synchronised swimming that we are so famous for.  The gallery looks on with envy.
Below, a photo of the time trials.    One loser is leaving to drip off.   I am standing up in the pool, waiting for a ball to get thrown.  
I won the gold, of course, but my cousin Piper came in a close second and if I had not saved several of the judges from drowning, Piper may have won.   Piper came in the front door, ran out the back door at full speed and into the pool   She did not come out again until three hours later when the contest ended.   I was forced to wear the officials vest, the doctor did not even want me swimming so when I get tired, they make me wear the vest.  Humiliating, but better than not swimming at all. 

The real winners were five children that spent the day swimming with their dogs.   They had a blast.   How often do you get to enjoy an exciting day with your best friends?  The kids loved it, the parents loved it, and a good time was had by all.

We may have to make this a weekly competition.

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Mogley,
    Happy 4th to you, Bella and your humans.
    Looks like you had a great time.
    Wish we had been there.

    Hamish & Sophie

  2. Everyone may sleep for a week!! All of the pictures made me smile and feel so happy for all of the fun EVERYONE seemed to have.
    Thanks for sharing. I wish I could have been there just to observe all of the excitement.

  3. Seams you all just had a wet blow out. Mogley, you look so dashing with your vest -- super. We guess Nala had to sit this one out?

    We don't think your humans are going for a weekly wet competition, they must be exhausted. Thank you for sharing your day and all the pictures.

    Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver

  4. Looks like such a great day!


  5. Sounds absolutely Pawfect to me!


  6. Hi Y'all!

    Wowsey, wowsey! What a fun time y'all had!

    I have a high hand to head ratio, but when I see that I miss the fun times I had as a youngster in my big family.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  7. Oh Rama is squealing with delight, looking at all the wet pups! She said she knows where she's spending next July 4th!!!! :)
    Hope she'll take us along too!

  8. I think the time trial picture is my favorite. The more Goldens, the better! Happy 4th!

  9. looks like a fun time! so many pretty goldens. feel free to stop by my blog anytime! nice meeting you