Monday, July 21, 2008

The First Dock Jumping of the Year

Alright everydog (and hamsters and cats), before I start this post I'd just like to apologize to you all 'cause I haven't been able to visit your blogs very much lately. Now that the nice weather is finally here, the summer has been very busy! I'm missing out on hearing about everything you guys are goin' through right now, so I'm going to try really hard to find the time to catch up on all your blogs, okay?

Also, we've noticed that many of you can't find the comment box on my latest blog posts. We're not sure what's happening there, we've tried to fix it, but apparently it's nothing that we can fix... I hope it'll start working properly again soon!

Anyway, as I had mentioned before, our summer has been quite busy since the sun finally came out. On Saturday we went to a lake. I used to not like water until I was about 4 years old, and since then I've gradually come to love the water! I'm turning 7 in August, and this year is the first year that I can jump right into the water on my first try without being a scaredy-cat at all! So we all went to the lake, and I brought my orange ball of course, and my humans threw it off the dock so that I could jump into the water after the ball. I tell ya, even though I choked up lots of water afterward, this was the most fun I've had in a long time!


Here I am, just jumping off the dock... Man, I feel like I could fly!

After I land in the water, I get my orange ball and start to swim back.

There was just one problem I had getting back to the shore... I had to climb over this long floating thing, and it's a lot harder than it looks!

But I, Sparky the Wonder Dog, can do anything!

After much struggling, I manage to kick off the long floating thing and land with a splash on the other side...

After I get back to the shore and then to the dock again, my human Lizzy takes my orange ball...

...And then I bark at her until she throws it again!

Another flying leap into the water...

Swimming back again...

Climbing out of the water onto the shore...

After a while I'll take a break and cool down the humans by shaking all the water on them.

And then I'll find a nice spot on the grass to roll around and dry off.

I'll get up and shake again...

And then get down and roll again...


Oh, what a grrrrEAT day it was! I'm looking forward to swimming more as the summer continues! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too!

51 comments:

Abby said...

Hi, Sparky...

You have soooo many fun adventures...

Did you get tired swimming & climbing over the long floaty thing?? I bet you took a nice nap when you were done playing...

Abby xxxooo

Lady Kaos said...

WOW! Looks like you're having an awesome summer! I've been busy moving so I haven't been able to keep up with everybody either!
Kaos

Lacy said...

w00f's Sparky, wow, u really did haff fun at the lake...heehee sumtimes me and mama git soo busy reading all of ur bloggies, that we furgit to leave a comment, but we still come to cya's...

b safe,
~rocky~

Asta said...

Sparky
That looks like heaven..I hope you entewed the flying and diving competition , oh and the swimming of couwse, and woaching, and shcking watew..at Leni's pawlimpics..you awe a wondew dog!
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Princess Eva and Brice said...

You always have so much fun. We haven't been anywhere in weeks.


Princess Eva

Gaia the Airedale said...

Sparky you look so handsome and brave jumping off that dock and into the water! Just fantastic fun Ill bet, cept I dont like much water....hehe take care!

puppy breath,
-Gaia

Deefor said...

You are a great diver. And swimmer. I bet you'll win lots of prizes in the Paw-lympics. What a fun day.

Deefor

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
You can fly!!! Glad you had a great swimming time!
And rolling and rolling and rolling!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

happy said...

Hi Sparky! What a great summer you are having so far! Love your pictures!

BWTH Dog House said...

Oh Sparky, Im confusing here. You love that jump, the ball or the lake??? You seem to love all huh. I think you should move over since you love summer so much. We got big sun everyday!!

slurpy licks,
BenBen

Moco said...

You are truly the swimming machine.

Simba said...

Dropping by to say hello. Hope you had a great weekend.

Simba x

Amber-Mae said...

Nice leap Sparky! I wish I can be a dock dog too but I don't have much confidence to leap into the water like that. I will go down slowly...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Girl Girl Hamster said...

What an adventure you had Sparky. :)

~ Girl girl

Hero said...

I need to try dock jumping one of these days, because you make it look like it's insanely fun!

JAZZ AND DIXIE said...

Wow look at you! It really looks like you are flying Sparky! We would never in a million years dream of doing something so brave as diving off the dock straight into that deep water. Looks like you had a lot of fun!
Lix
J&D

Dewey Dewster said...

Sparky....
Ya sure do know how ta have fun...swimmin' in deep water....wow....we go in the water but not that deep 'n we haven't tried ta swim either.....but I bet my Mom would go in...me too come ta think of it.. if the ball got thrown in...cause we would just have ta get it......

Dewey Dewster here.....

Amber said...

Hey Sparky, whoa, love the way you leap! You sure are one wonder dog :)
glad you having so much fun. My weekend was fun too.

~Amber~

Clover said...

Hi Sparky!
Looks like SO much fun in that water!
Thanks for tagging me in your last post - I will try to get to it soon!
Love Clover xo

Snowball said...

HI Sparky, I have never tried jumping off the dock but I tried jumping off the rock once. Isn't swimming the best time to do when the weather is so hot?

Luv
Snowball

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Sparky,
Wow, that looks like sooooo much fun! I Butchy love the water too. We're glad you get to have so much fun when the weather is nice for you. Enjoy!!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Eric said...

Sparky, I salute you!! You are so fearless and brave.. I was frightened you wouldn't get over that big obstacle but you did!! Me I hate the water...hope I'm as brave as you someday.

Wags of admiration, Eric x

Agatha and Archie said...

Ah summer.......don't ya just love it!! Love A+A

Joe Stains said...

I like allll of that except the water part. I guess that means I only really like the ball part.

Simba said...

Good job! I still don't really like water...but maybe there's hope!

ps: if you want to try the sport of DockDogs..visit www.dockdogs.com

I'm not sure where you are in Canada..but there are 2 events/clinics coming to Saskatchewan and Alberta (for the first time!!) in early August!! You look like a natural!!

wags,

Simba

Deetz said...

Woe Sparky that is amazing!!!! You are a great swimmer and climbing over that rope in the water and all....I am so proud of you
Deetzy

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That looks like so much fun. You should come over and you can show us how to swim. I chicken out as soon as I can't touch anymore, although Mom says I do swim without knowing it sometimes..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Arabella said...

Wow Sparky,

You're very good at jumping off the dock, I loove water but I won't jump off docks or into swimming pools, I wish I could learn.

Arabella

Willow the Black Dale said...

Sparky i am so proud of you! You are no long sitting on the "dock of the lake" so to speak. I know you always make your mommy proud!
I haven't jumped off a dock yet. Before I do I am coming to you for some tips!!! Thanks for stopping by my world. I missed ya.

Smooches,
Willow

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Sparky,
I swear that you were flying!! You run, you swim and now you FLY!! You always have sooo much fun..

Sharon said...

That looks like a lot of fun! Dobby is a little scared of swimming but it looks like you are a pro, Sparky!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

the way u leap off the cliff is way to cool...

happy summer...

Fred said...

Sparky, you make swimming look like sooooo much fun! I can't wait to try it someday!

Lola Smiles said...

Sparky!!! Love the dives! Definitely a 10! Your mom is sooo good to you!

luv ya
Lola Smiles
xox

the 4 Bs said...

hi Sparky, we would love to join you in the water, little buddy. we are water dogs too. there is nothing as refreshing and fun as a nice little splash in the water and swimming like a duck!

woofs.

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I smelled wet khanine all the way down HERE in Pawsylvania!

Nice moves!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sophie Brador said...

Sparksteroni! I would love to go swimming with you, but that dock jumping business totally freaks me out. I just couldn't do that. I prefer the running from the shore water entry myself. You are the cutest little Macaroni ever!

xo
SB

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi Sparky,
Boy! You're always attractive and handsome either you're wet or dry, jump or get down roll on the grass.
When I jump into the water, my mom is always so scared that she can't click click at me at all.
XOXO

Thor said...

Sparky
Looks like you´re having a great summer!

woof
Thor

T-man said...

Sparky - I have fun just watching you have fun! That dock jumping looks great ;)

Noah the Airedale said...

Your going to enter those shots in the Pawlimpics right????

Noah xx

Eduardo said...

Wow! You look like you always have fun! No matter where you go!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

BrandytheGreat said...

Heya Sparkyy!
What greAT FUN YOU ALWAYS HAVE!
I dont quite like water. I know, I AM a Golden!

CoCo said...

You and your Orange Ball are best buds! I don't have a toy I like that much. I hope your Mom bought several backups since its your favorite!

Hugs,
CoCo

Chef said...

Sparky - excellent water skills. Looks like you are having a great summer. Play safe.

xox
Chef

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Sparky!!!
After a hard work out like that it looks like you need some waffles! Mmmmmmmm buttery syruppy waffles! Hehehehe! I need to learn how to swim. I wanna fly like you do! But I think that means I need to lose about 50 pounds.

What is the secret to swimming. What do I have to do to get my swimmers to swim?

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Dozer and Coop said...

Nice job big guy!

Mum has an award for you on my blog. We would mail it but we do not have your email address. Please go pick it up!

Love, Dozer

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Maya and Kena said...

Hi Sparky!
Cool! That looks like a lot of fun! Except we'd never dare to go into water... we're scared of it.
Hope you have lots more fun in the sun!
Wags and licks,
Maya and Kena

Linz said...

Hehe, a nice collection of pictures. Looks like a fun outing for a hot summer day!