Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Nothing like a day at the lake!

Before I write even a word of this post, let me make the obligatory excuses as to why I haven’t posted in so long. It’s my mom! This is her busy wedding season (she’s a wedding and event videographer) and she has been at that computer non-stop. I keep asking her, “Mom, please…puleeze…let me use the computer for just a little while.”

The answer is always something like, “Just a minute, Sally. Go play with your brothers.”

Yeah, right!

Well, this morning I’ve found a few minutes to make another post. I really want to let y’all know how much fun we had this past weekend when we went out on the boat down at Lake Oconee.

The day didn’t exactly start off like such a winner. When we got to the marina, we found the reverse gear on our boat didn’t work. We couldn’t event back out of the boat slip!

So while we waited for the mechanic to come fix it, my mom had a great idea. You know what is all around a marina? That’s right. DOCKS!

So we practiced our dock diving for about 30 minutes while waiting. We actually got a small crowd there watching us. It was pretty cool.

But then the mechanic came, fixed our boat, and we were off for a day on the lake. Here are some photos from all the fun we had when we stopped back in this little cove.


Then there was poor Hoppy. My mom tried and tried to get him out in the water swimming with Spud and me, but he would have none of that. He did, however, have fun watching us.


And for a little while, he actually got in the water….at least a little way.


But then he was right back over to the boat trying to climb in. Poor Hoppy. My mom is determined to get him out into that water one day.


We had a great time. I keep saying this, and I’ll say it forever:

There’s nothing as great as retrieving in the water!


I like this photo. Hoppy and Spud crashed in the boat on the way back to the marina. They were worn out!


Gotta run. Here comes my mom, and I know she’s going to make me…….. <Uh oh. I can hear her already, “Sally, are you on that computer? You better be off of it by the time I get in there.” Oops, bye.>

See you on the dock,

Sally, the Captain of Team 3 Dawg Flite

Proud member of Dixie Dock Dogs


Anita said...

I loved the pictures! They are handsome dogs!

barb said...

Sally, I've missed your posting. But look at it this way, it's good that your mom is busy. That means more money for you and your dock diving adventures. Looks like you and your brothers had a great day at the lake. I took Casey swimming also, and almost couldn't get him out of the water.

Martha Basset said...

Hi Sally
Thank dogness you managed to get control of the computer!
We just love to hear from you and those were great pictures you posted.
You guys just love the water!
Glad you boat is fixed - must have been awkward not being able to reverse!
Martha & Bailey xx
PS I have been in the water again Sally and I am getting good at the swimming and I sure want to get those ducks, love Martha xx

Mason Dixie said...

What a great trip in the boat. Mom just tossed me in the first time I swam, it was either sink or swim, luckily I swam!!! Now I love the water. =)

Chester's Mom said...

How I've missed you Sally, Spud and Hoppy!! But don't worry, I've been working my paws off too, plus with the nicer days we've been having I don't want to be stuck inside at the computer.
Looks like you had a perfect day at the lake except for the motor thing. But you made the best of it and did some diving. I bet the foks there really got a treat watching you. I guess I'm not coming to VA Beach next weekend. Bummer! Mom couldn't find anybody to go with us and she didn't want to make the trip alone. What am I, chopped liver? I've been watching and I'm sure I could drive at least part of the way. But she says nope, ain't happenin'! So I wish you the best of luck and I might try to talk my Aunt Annette into coming over and saying "hey" to you all.
Take care and keep in touch when you can!!

Woofs and busy slobbers,