Monday, August 13, 2007

I Can Fly! Not Only Fly, But Walk on Water Too!

I bet you all didn't know I could fly, eh? Well, let me show you...

I can also run on water!

Ha, and to think I used to be afraid of water! Well, I'm really a water dog now.

So, we're are finally back from Osoyoos. We had a great time there! But it feels good to be home. Guess what? My birthday is in 2 DAYS! It's coming up really fast! Lizzy got me my birthday presents today, but she said I couldn't open them until my birthday. Ugh, why do I have to wait? It's so hard...

Oh, I have something very important to tell you all! It's about horses. You know, the big things that people sit on whenever they wear these weird "cowboy hat" things? Well... listen closely... did you know that horses are... alive? It's true! I just found out yesterday, and I had to tell everydog today before it's too late! I had no idea horses were alive, until yesterday when my human family went to Timberline Ranch to drop of Lizzy's younger siblings for a week long camp. Well, Lizzy was walking me around the ranch when she noticed two cowboys that were girls, and they were sitting on horses. Now, because I never reacted badly around horses before, Lizzy thought it would be safe to go up to one while still holding onto my leash. And that's what she did. She started petting one of the horses on the nose, and the cowboy girl on the horse was quite friendly and she and Lizzy talked for a little while. I was wondering, why on earth is Lizzy petting a horse? Why doesn't she pet something alive like me? All of a sudden, the horse moved. Sure, I've seen horses move before, but I always thought they were robotic or something. But this one moved it's head into a better position to be petted, and then I thought, wait a minute. Robots don't like being petted, do they? Then why did the horse move it's head into a better position, just like us dogs do when we want to be petted in a certain spot? That was when I knew. Horses are alive. So, what did I do? Well, what any dog would have done, really. I realized that if this horse was alive, it could be dangerous! It could hurt Lizzy! So I have to save her! So, while Lizzy was happily petting the horse, all of a sudden I did the biggest snarl Lizzy has ever heard from me, and I rushed past her, ready to tear that horse apart! Let me tell you, I've never seen Lizzy with a more shocked face in my life. Ha, like she thought I was just gonna happily sit there and watch her pet the horse that was about to kill her! Well, just as I was about to take of that horse's first leg, I felt a big jerk on my neck, a jerk that traveled through my collar, that had come through my leash, and that had started in Lizzy's hand. That jerk puzzled me for enough seconds for Lizzy to grab me and take me away from the horse. What?, I thought. How could Lizzy do this to me? I was saving her life! Why did she have to almost kill me with that jerk and then take me away from the bad horse that was going to kill her?! It just doesn't make any sense. And do you know what's even worse? The horse just stood there. When I lunged at it, it didn't even blink an eyelash. When I snarled, it didn't even twitch an ear. That must be one stupid horse. Well, there's one good thing about all this... I managed to get Lizzy away from the horse. She never went back to it, and she said something like, "I can't go near any more horses with you around, Sparky", but I think she meant that she's glad I saved her life and she won't risk killing herself again.


Huskee Boy said...

Hi Sparky,
I am so excited for you.. your barkday is only 2 days away!! I just mailed out a little something for you.. it's gonna reach you late but at least you still have pressies to open after the actual day!! =)
Btw, can you teach me how to walk om water too? It'd be nice not to get my paws wet when I pee pee...

chester.hi-flyer said...

oh my! great moves, sparky!!! you are one cool doggy to be able to fly and walk on water too!!

we have to meet up to exchange a tip or two someday! :)

PreciOus said...

Hi Sparky! You are incredible! I'll never learn how to fly or walk on water. I'm amazed!

Bravo for you to stood against the horse. He must be very afraid but didn't show it. Hehe.



Sparky, I am SO glad you warned me about horses. I don't even know what they are, but now I know better. I feel so much safer!!!

I LOVE to eat mommy and daddy's food. I learned how to climb on the kitchen table just so I could eat mommy's pizza once. I'll have to try this again!!!

~lucy the GREAT

Stanley said...


To think, you've been a super hero all along and didn't know it. What was it that triggered your super powers? A bug bite? Nuclear waste? The kiss of your favorite pupgirl?

YOU ARE AMAZING! You *really* *are* *flying*, and running on water!

I'd love to be able to hit the water with you sometime, buddy!

Goober love,

ROSSI said...

Hi Sparky.. u are a super dog!.. and HAPPY BARKDAY.. Sparky!.. can i pawrite a cheque for u .. so u can buy whatever u like..

Golden Rossi

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! You're like a dock dog! You should become one & join the dock dog competition. I bet it's alot of fun! I'm still waiting to go to the beach with my family next week. Any advice for me before I go?

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Hammer said...

Hi Sparky

First of all, HAPPY BARKDAY for tomorrow, 15th August !!! I hope you have a wonderful day but I know you will.

I'm really impressed with your swimming and you're walking on water .. you are very clever. You know I live with 2 live horses, don't you. I ran underneath Khomet one day and gave him a real fright but he didn't move a hoof, coz mum was there, in case he stepped on me. He puts his ears back at me if I try to steal his carrots though.
I'm really glad you had such a good time on your holiday.


Love from Hammer

Goofy said...

Hey, can u teach me how to fly??? U r amazing!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

How exciting a barkday in just 2 days!!! I just loved the water shots of you - you are one clever and fit little dude!!


Ferndoggle said...

You're a dock diver Sparky!! And the walking on water is too cool!!

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Snowy & Crystal said...

Hey Sparky what GREAT pictures :o)

you look sooo cool in them.

Snowy: I do love to make those jumping moves too ;)

woofs and puppy arfs,

Snowy and Crystal

Toby said...

Hi Sparky!!

Wow, those are some amazing moves you have! I love the walking on water pictures. You look like you belong in those movies like Matrix and stuff. So cool!

Only two more days until your Barkday!! yay!!


Amici said...

Nice try Sparky. At least you thought (and seem to still think :P) that you were doing the right thing by saving Lizzy.

We love your walking on water pic and flying pic. Who knew that you had so many talents!! I wish I could do that!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Sparky,
Gosh, you're a great swimmer! You & I Butchy should get together for a swim session. Glad you had such a nice vacation too. Now you get to have a birfday!!! We sure hope our package gets to you in time.
We don't think we've ever even been around horses before. It's a good thing you protected Lizzy. Mama told us that horses are way big & could squish us dogs like little toothpicks. Hope you have a great night!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers
PS Happy Birfday early!!!

Ben_Benjamin said...

Happy Barkday Sparky!! How come the event calendar never show your barkday??

the connection is not stable these few days. So me & mom have to blog fast whenever the connection is OK.

Your walking & flying pic really amazed me & mom or I should said all your move, your agility pic amazed us. You just a super dog that can do everything.

By the way, what make you think that horses are robotic before this?? Lizzy told ya?? Im glad that the horses never hurt you & Lizzy coz you are the super dog that saved Liz live. Well done pal!!

I dont have your home addy, so what I can do is to post you a barkday card on my blog, I hope the connection allow me to upload a pic.

Have fun Sparky !!

Frasypoo said...

Hi Sparky
Great pics.All that agility practise helps
Glad you saved Lizzy from the hee-hee!

T-man said...

Wow, you're really brave to jump in the lake like that!! You really look like you're running on that water. Mom and I like to get into the water slowly, and usually we end up floating around on a big raft. We're not the athletic type like you are!

kingsley said...

THis is so cool.. i love your dock jumping.

Do you know that there are contests that you can join in for dock diving?


Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky.
I didn't know you have those skills!! Great pictures I have to say!
So sorry Lizzy didn't appreciate you tried to protect her!
Happy Birthday!!!! Let us know about the celebration, ok?
Have a good night

ToFFee said...

you are gifted Sparky!

I can nver run on water... not that the pawrents let me try though..

you're like a supawdog!

your barkday is near! I hope they let me go to the Pet's parade..

try to find the pressies.. I'm sure you can snif it out.. =)

Groovy Dogs Just Wanna Hv Fun said...

Wow great dock diving moves, u shld enter d ESPN outdoor sports competition. Vacations r d best!

Agree with u dat horses r a funny lot, dey just eat n mumble all day, weird huh? But dey sure cn run.

Happy Bark Day!

fee said...

happy burpday sparky!!!!

you're the coolest dog i've ever met! you gotta teach me how to walk on water!


Pacco de Mongrel said...

sparky!! u're a great DockDog...probably can go join in dock diving championship already..

i'm afraid of water...onli manage 2 put my paw in....

can ur owner teach me how to swim?? or even best to jump in d water

Bella said...

Hello !! they are the most amazing action shots of you flying through the air, walking on water etc.
Your a really sporty.

Shame you didn't like the horsie - some can be really nice and gentle.
Wuffs & kiss kiss for Barkday.

Simba said...

even I can't walk on water that is impressive.

Simba x

Sparky said...

Oh my doG! Look at you go! You are one amazing pooch Sparky - I'm awfully honored to share a name with you.

Charlie said...

You're an awesome water dog, Sparky! And those horses... if I see any around here, I'm going to bark at them!
- Charlie

Peanut said...

So today should be your birthday. SO happy birthday. You are very brave to take on that horse and save lizzy. Good job.

Rose said...

We didn't know you could fly and walk on water. We were impressed, and really liked your great pictures.
We can't wait to get into some water and try some of those stunts too. You looked like SUPERDOG!! Way to go!!
Rusty & Smoky

Cashew said...

Hey Sparky!

You sure had a blast!

My Mom tried to get me to enjoy the water but I'm still on the fence.


Bernard Hinault Lilje said...

The action shots are amazing---you look so agile,long and lean!? And your heroic deeds make you such a valiant man!! I would have to say you are extrmely well-rounded!!!

g9ine said...

You used to be afraid of water? WOW!

Bella and Orsa