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Monday, August 2, 2010

swimmies at the river and mega thankies to the tree dogketeers!

it's just been so crazy go nuts hot 'n steamy at my house this summer!  this past weekend, mama and daddy decided to take me and asa to a new place for swimmies.  well, it was new to me and asa, but it's where mama and daddy like to go kayaking.  anywho, we all got into the car and headed for the saluda river.  mama and daddy were really interested to see how we would like it cuz apparently there is this hooge dam that sends water into the saluda river, and since the dam water (*giggle*) is like a hundred feet below the surface, it's supposed to be really cold.  let me just woof to you -- that water really was C-O-L-D!!  the booker man was totally refreshed, but asa kinda thought it was too chilly willies.  she went for some quick swimmies, but then she was more into just dippin' her paws in the water.  i went divin' after my super awesome soccer ball, though!


oh, and here's a totally funsies video of me in action!

as if that wasn't way exciting like already, i got a pressie from miss dory, bilbo, and jacob, too!  a little while ago, miss dory had a contest to come up with a cool pack name for the three of them.  me and asa and mama came up with "dory's backyard bandits".  everybuddy came up with soooo many good pack names, so i was totally surprised when i was picked as a finalist!  the big gratsers go to hero, though, cuz he came up with the winning pack name -- THE TREE DOGKETEERS!  the tree dogketeers and their mama were very nice and kind to send a pressie!  thanks bunches 'n tons!!


Mango said...

Golly, Booker, I thought you sank in that movie. Don't scare the Mango like that.


Mack said...

I am totally like Asa when it comes to just kinda scares me!
That loofa looks awesome - congrats on the win!!!

3 doxies said...

Now it bes crazy hot heres too BUT no way, no how am I gonna gets in da water...ain't gonna happen!
But, I am most impressed withs your swimming AND retrieving skills.
How come you don't haves a leash and Miss Asa does?
I loves da names of the packs from you and Hero. Very creative brains ya'll gots.


Anonymous said...

You looked great swimming Booker. I'd have given you a '10' for sure!

hero said...

Swimming in the lake is so much fun... you're such a good retriever, bookerman... my package from the tree dogketeers has arrived too but my hoomans are busy so I have to wait, bah!

Licks, hero

Zona said...

Booker, you should try out for the Olympics! You are amazing! You don't even need a walking string like Asa - you're a pro!! Is that a mist on the river behind you?


Mr. Pip said...

I agree with Zona that is some Olympic caliber swimming there! I am impressed!

Your pal, Pip

Minna Krebs said...

Great swimming pikturs and video, Booker! That waters looks most refreshing!

I guess Miss Asa don'ts like to get her pretty hair furs wet, huh? Typical female. heehee


Sam and Pippen said...

Great form, Booker! That water looked cold with all the foggies around it...

Sam and Pippen

Emma Rose said...

Great swimming Booker! You are a real natural. Congrats on winning the prizes. You sure made a haul!

Have a great week :)

Emma Rose

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, you can really swim well, Booker. We love how you tried to do the shake shake with that ball in your mouth the first time:)

Congrats on winning the contest - we loved the name you suggested.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Piappies World said...

Hi Bookerman!

You are a SWIMMER and a great one at that! You do love that soccer ball, huh?! We could feel the foggies all the way here.

Congratulations on winning the pack name for Dory, Bilbo & Jacob. The Three Dogketeers is really a cool name. Pawesome pressies, too. Weeeeee

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Madi and Mom said...

Booker Mom and I think you must have webbed footsies. Oh my Dog you are a good swimmer.

We enjoyed seeing you in action and congrats on the nice presents for the best name for Dory, Bilbo and Jacob's blog. We look forward to seeing the revamping of their blog in September
Madi and Mom

George the Lad said...

Way to go Booker, I did think a one point you had gone scuba diving. It didn't look cold it was steaming hot!
See Yea George xxx

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Hi Bookerman - Your swimmies spot looks nice! Glad you go to cool off.

Hope your momma got my pee-mail!

sprinkles said...

How come Asa has to be on a leash but you get to run free, Booker Man? I could tell you were having a good time chasing your ball in the water.

Those were some most fun pressies from The Three Dogkateers!

Aksharaa said...

Yoohoo Booker!!
you are making us labradawgies reelly proud...furry furry good swimming tactics and very good retrieving indeed!
Asa seems to be monitoring your movements well.
and of course, Congrats on your pressies!!
Gin n Bud

Remington said...

Great swimming, my friend!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow Booker that looks like a fun place to cool off on a hot day! But we are kind of with Asa and would probably not go swimming (of course we are cats, so that could be why).

And wow, what cool pressies you got - very awesome!

Sagira said...

That looks like a lot of fun. That fog is pretty cool on top of the water.

scotsmad said...

Fantastic swimming, Booker. Don't think we'd be that brave. I mean anything could be in that water.

No way would we have enough control to hold a treat on our paws. We can hardly sit and stay for 10 seconds.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

houndstooth said...

It's wicked hot here, too! I would have loved trying some swimming! The only way your day could have been better is if your mom or dad dropped a sandwich!


Lola said...

You sure can retrieve that soccer ball, Booker. You look so cute swimming with it, too. A manly kind of cute, of course. Asa looked like she was having just as good a time in her way, judging by the way her tail was going in that video. I'm glad you got cool and all had fun.

lotsa licks, Lola

Lorenza said...

Hi, Booker and Asa!
You had a nice swimming time!
Very refreshing, right?
Congratulations on your prizes!
They are pawesome and yummy!
Good job with the paw trick!
Kisses and hugs

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

A post just full of fun!

Thank fur sharing!


little princess Luna~ said...

bookie and asi--you puppers are super swimmers. as you already might know--i hate the thank you~!! :/

BOOKIE--why do you keep trying to steal asi's toys?? LOL~!! you two are adorable and the music goes with you two~!!!! :)
great job with the treats trick~!!!!


Twinkietinydog said...

Dearest Mr Booker! I was just touched again by your latest comments. OMD you leave me the most thoughtful comments therefore making me feel terribly guilty for being unable to reciprocate in kinds. Pal, I was just going over many of your posts, I do love visiting and finding out about your and your sissy's shenanigans (along with all the photos, and information you have on other blogs, plus I find word of the day brilliant). Having said that, I just want you to know that my busy spell isn't going away any time soon. I'm swamped. The best I can to is stop by periodically. Therefore, I've been stopping by my favorite furiends letting you know individually that one of the best ways of interaction with me is via Dear Twinkie. Leave me a comment or a question on Tuesday and I'll see to it that I spread the word and I link to you or whatever you seem to find interesting or worthwhile. My blog does get tons of hits on Tuesdays therefore anything I post gets attention from blogland. Plus I tweet and share the link on several sites. Oh, I do read every single comment, but I am forgetful, that's why I ask for Tuesdays, so I don't leave anything out.
My respects!

I also wanted to mention that Asa is a wuss like me. I would never go into the c-o-l-d water for my swimmies.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Gee, going swimming, playing fetch and winning prizes - what's next, you gonna win a mid-term election, too☺

Bella the Westie said...

That must have been so refreshing!
Congratulations for the prizes :)

Love, Bella & Ollie.

mayziegal said...

Oh, Booker Man! I just luved BOTH those movies! There sure were a lotta happy, wagging tails in that second one with your prizes. And that first movie - sigh! You're just so strong and athletic. If I was there, I woulda had to just cheer you on from the shore since I don't get my brindle furs wet, you know. But you sure did look like you were having loads of fun!

Wiggles & WAgs,

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! How FUN. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Oh, that water just looks cool and refreshing!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

BOL, I have swimming pictures today, too! Dang, you guys are lucky you don't even haff to wear a life jacket when you go swimming like me...


Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh WOW!! 'dat is soooo cool 'da steam coming of 'da waters!! And yous brave Booker Man going ins afters yous soccer balls even toes it be's colds.. Hey.. guess what's!!!
I's has a Josie soccer ball too!! Only mine is a stuffie and I use its for a pillow..and its more likes a soccer eggie nows...hee hees!!

We's likes the videos of yous and yous sis getting alls yous pressies! Mommy says yous well behaved waiting for yous treats..
Hmmff... we's well behaved too's..
hee hees...

Josie, Izzy and Anakin Man

Tucker said...

YOu should come visit me and teach me that swimmin' stuff. I'm still too scared,

woof - Tucker

Life with 5 dogs said...

Great Video! You are such a great swimmer Booker man!
Your Friends at

K9friend said...

Cold water sounds mighty delicious in this torrid heat wave we're having!


Life With Dogs said...

I have never seen a dog manage a soccer ball so well. Impressive!

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Wow!! That water sure looks inviting. It was 98 here yuesterday. I don't know how to swim so I might be a little scared but I'm ready to jump right in.


Inky and Molly said...

Bookie, I wanna jump in that river with you, NOW!