Layla is the newest to the family. She is small, but tough. She and I like to ride on the boat together, and she's learning how to swim. Maybe by Labor Day she'll be out in the deep water with me.
I believe most of you are familiar with Spencer by now. He belongs to my Grandma and Grandpa and is their fifth Airedale! He's almost 13, but is still got a wild streak in him. He does not like fireworks of any kind, so he was a bit unglued this weekend. Poor Spence.
Another of the elder dogs is Bailey. She is the eldest of the Husky side of the family. He he! She might be a mature dog, but given the right moment she'll play a great game of bitey face.
And who could forget Stormy? Stormy is the newest of the Huskies. We have a love/hate relationship. We love to play with each other, but she hates for me to play with Layla. I guess Layla belongs to her. In this picture, Stormy is enjoying a dog cookie Mom got for all of us when she did some shopping. Yummy!
When I'm at the lake, I've got to get my swim on. I love to paddle around down by the pier and play with my water Kong.
Even paddling around can get boring for this pooch. I think I really need to get swimming. Faster Grandpa, faster! I want to head out to where the water is deep!
Mom always worries about me when I'm swimming in the deep water. She says I get tired really easy and I look nervous since there is no where to get out of the water and rest. To fix this, Mom ordered me a doggy life jacket. Pretty snazzy, huh?
Mom wasn't sure how I'd react to swimming with the life jacket on, but I had no problems. As soon as I was off the boat, I took off in the water. I chased every duck out of the cove we were anchored in. I was swimming so far off, Mom and Dad were yelling for me to come back. People in other boats were all laughing and yelling for me to come back too!
Swimming with the jacket on is so easy. I can paddle slowly and really enjoy myself out in the 20 feet deep water!
Now this is the life. I could really get used to this.
Watch out ducks, here I come!
Dad even hitched a ride as I played with my water Kong.
Back inside, the craziness of five pooches in one house continued. Stormy, Layla and I love to bark and chase one another.
Come back, little Layla! I can't quite get under there.
Once the chaos becomes too much for the house, we are all banished to the backyard, where we run, roach and have a wonderful time.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!
'Till next time,