Sunday, July 1, 2012

How to turn 10 dry dogs into 9 wet dogs!

10 dogs?  There are four of us, Colleen still has foster Polly and she is baby sitting Riggins (formerly Lion when we fostered him, before he was adopted by her friends), with her dogs, Sarah, Riley and River, that makes 9.  Then Rusty came with his three kids in tow (he was sage when we fostered him).  With the temperatures in the high 90's and into the 100's, keeping cool has been on top of our list of things to do.   Luckily the swimming pool is just a jump away.   We have been swimming every day.   Saturday we invited friends in and had a real party.   With 10 dogs and 10 people, the dogs still rule!  Only Bella stayed dry. 
Below, I stand up in the pool to be prepared to catch the toy before any other dog can get it.
 Below, Piper, Molly and I fetch toys together like good cousins.   That is right, you don't see Bella in the pool, the queen does not swim with the common dogs. 

 Below, the kids hog all of the toys, but we still manage to find tennis balls and we steal floaties from them.
 Below, Piper manages to fetch three balls at once.   What skill, what talent!

Above, Colleen activates the "Patented, fully automatic, tennis ball activated dog drying machine".   If you wonder how we get dry after we swim, this is how it is done.   Tennis balls, temperature of 101 and humidity of 8% makes drying off easy. 

Below, the party aftermath, sleeping dogs.  

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Woo Goldens really have the appetite fur wet furred fun!


  2. Looks Like a SUPER FUN DAY!!
    What cuties!!!!

  3. Hi Y'all,

    Just wanted to stop to see how your weekend was. Hope your weekend is a great one! Sure sounds like it!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  4. You guys are so lucky with a pool and having all those friends over.
    We are envious .......

    Hamish & Sophie

  5. Hi Y'all!

    It's me again! I've passed the Sunshine Award to you...please stop by my blog tomorrow and pick it up!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  6. What a fun day with dogs and friends. Our dogs have to make due with a slip and slide, but Missy loves it and slides down with the kids. It's great fun.