Friday, March 15, 2013

Sun and Water

The river at the park is too high, fast, and cold to let the dogs swim during the winter. Normally, the beaches are flooded during the winter and the water is a churning mess of brown. I guess that means it really is spring time already.


Of course, Pallo only goes swimming for a good reason, like a ball.


Where as Koira, though she dearly loves playing fetch in the water, will go swimming even without any reason to.


Koira seriously loves playing fetch at this little beach. It is just off the main walking trail, really close to the parking lot. In the summer when the fields are no longer open to off leash dogs, we do the walking trails more, and Koira always wants to stop and play here.


What do you think, does she care that it is technically still too cold for real swimming?


As annoying as it is, Koira loves playing fetch at this beach so much that simply walking down there elicits excited jumping, body slamming, and barking in demand for the ball to be thrown.


I know I shouldn't reinforce that kind of behavior, but really, I like playing like this too. And, as long as she only does it in the one place, it isn't too bad. Besides, could you say no to this face?


Hope all of you are thawing out and getting to see the beginnings of a glorious new spring.


  1. I love action dog water pictures. Very cool!!!!

  2. Wonderful photos! You have perfectly captured doggy bliss. :-)

    Susan and Wrigs

  3. Great photos! We have a similar spot that Boomer just goes nuts over when we walk by and he doesn't get to swim.

  4. Great action shots! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Awesome pics! We are now longing for the beach!

  6. Great pics!! I am hoping for a sign of spring, but it is snowing here now. Sigh!

  7. I couldn't say no - they are having a great time!

  8. These pictures express two things; HAPPY dogs....wet dogs :)

  9. Its definitely an unseasonable thaw! Last week we reached 50's, but today I woke up and it was 14!

  10. Love how Koira and Pallo make their own waves!

  11. Great photos!

    Jimmy and Wilson are water fetch fiends as well! The water is NEVER too cold as far as they are concerned. I have to be the voice of reason otherwise they would have icicles hanging on their fur!

  12. The dogs look like they're having a blast. What camera are you using? I'm looking into getting a better one :)

  13. It may be cold but it looks like they are having a great time.

  14. I am loving these shots! So cool and pretty. Looks like Koira and Pallo had a blast!

    Marquie, Lassie & Petal