Monday, September 5, 2011

Fred Swims!

I am sorry it's been so long since my last blog. The weather here finally started acting like summer, so I've pretty much been doing things outside as much as possible.

Anyway, today, my daughter and I went to the river with her room-mates dog Pup, and of course Fred.
She's only 4 but she really didn't want anything to do with Fred. Great dog though.

It was a terrific day to be at the river. Not too much wind, just enough to keep it pleasant. It was a perfect day to take Fred for a swim.

Fred's not real fond of the water and I don't think he ever will be. He will never go in the water by himself, I don't think. He might go in if I was all the way in, but, like Fred, I'm not a big fan of the water either. Who knows. I think it was good good for him to see another dog fetching and swimming though.
If you look close, you can see water drops flying off Pup's tail. (above), you probably have to click on the photo to see it better.

Here is a little video I put together of Fred swimming.

He so funny. He actually climbed up into that chair, I am sitting in a chair next to him. He would've preferred to sit with me, of course, but that wasn't gonna happen. So he sat in that chair and acted pretty pathetic.
I like the way Pup's tail is flagging by in this picture. Not sure if Fred appreciates it though.

It doesn't get much better than this for me!

Not long after, we set the chairs up on dry land. The wake from the boats and jet skis was getting pretty obnoxious and my chair kept shifting. So we moved onto dry land and I set Fred up on a towel.
Much better!

There are some very nice homes on the other side of the river from where we were.

They were too far away for my camera, but I think you get the idea.

The weather is predicted to be like this for quite some time. All I can say is it's about time time summer showed up! I am looking forward to a few more trips to the river while it lasts. (Sorry Fred, you're coming with)


  1. It looks like Fred is definitely not a water dog! Pup is a cutie too, he really enjoyed himself. Pretty spot with very clear water sure makes it a nice outing combined with good weather. Hope you have some more time by the water.

  2. Looks like fun! We made it to the beach once this year--on a windy day with challenging waves.

  3. Fred looks to be pretty good at swimming for a dog that doesn’t like it, but I am sure his safety jacket helps, he is such a sweet dog the look on his face at the end of the video was so endearing, glad you had a nice time and I hope you enjoy the rest of the nice weather, we have a lot of rain over here right now but at least it will help what grass there is to grow.

  4. Fred's expressions are so amusing. He is really, really cute. I liked watching him swim. Pup is a very nice dog, too. I am glad that you are finally getting some summery weather!

  5. The little life jacket is priceless. I'm not a swimmer either. I'll join Fred in another chair.

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  9. I love the movie you made!! The captions made me laugh. :)

    Fred is such an expressive character... he could be in da movies!

    Looks like you had a nice day - I know Pup was "in his glory".

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  11. First, I love your header picture. Second, I love your video. Third, I love the picture of you and Fred. :-) Fred makes me smile every time I see him!

  12. So cute!!! He does look pretty pathetic in the chair photo. Aw!

  13. Oh my goodness Fred is a CHAMP at the acting pitiful routine. Wow how could anyone refuse to spoil him rotten with those expressions. Sheesh. :)

    I love going to the river. I'm glad you guys are finally getting some pretty weather.

  14. Fred is too cute in his little life vest!



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