Tuesday, September 2, 2008

What I did over Labor Day Weekend

It was another holiday weekend spent up at the cottage in Michigan! That means lots of boating, swimming and playing with my cousins! As soon as we were unpacked, we grabbed our cooler and headed to the boat. I assumed my normal position of riding up top! Mom, of course pulled me down while we were moving and only lets me up to my perch when we are docked. Stupid Mom!
My cousin Layla came along for the ride. She was recently 'fixed' so we were making sure she wasn't licking at her stitches. Check out her super cool bandanna! Her Dad is a police officer and she is proudly supporting Illinois Vest-A-Dog, a super cool group that raises money and donates bullet and stab resistant vests for K-9 Police Dogs! Yeah!!
When you're on the water all day, it can get a bit boring, so a good nap is highly recommended.
Once the boat docks, I'm off and running, back into the water that is! I jump off the shore into the water and beg for Mom and Dad to throw my toy. Once I get my jaws on it, I'm not likely to give it back. He he!
I feel practicing my Michael Phelps like swimming strokes is very important, but even more important is keeping my toy in my mouth while I swim!
Nothing beats a good game of tug. I absolutely REFUSE to give my toy to Dad. Even though he wants to throw it for me, no way, tug sounds like more fun now!!
Hmmm, where did my toy go? Dad, which way did you toss it?
Ahhhh, peach and tranquility. I've got my toy back!
I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend. I'm not looking forward to winter, but will enjoy the remains of summer and then the beauty of fall!
'Till next time,


Ferndoggle said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend! I love winter but fall is pretty cool b/c that means FOOTBALL! Bring it on...


Deetz said...

Awesome vacation Kirby. You are an excellent swimmer. I would probably sink like a rock. The boating nap looked so relaxing and nice. Glad you had a great time and loved the bandanna

Faya said...

Oh it realy looks like a lot of fun swimming with your Dad....I wish I could swimm too....
Kisses, Faya

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Kirby you look like you had a pawesome time out on the water.
You're a really good swimmer matie.
Michael Phelps could get some tips off you!!!


Lacy said...

w00f's Kirby, me wishes me cooda been wiff u, we cooda played and played...me not shure iffin me can swim or not, guess me will find out this next week...we iz going on our mini vacation..

b safe,

erin said...

Sounds like you had a pretty pawsome weekend, Kirby! My girls are so smitten with you. They keep going on about how cute you are. Geez, are they trying to give me a complex or something?

happy said...

What a great weekend you had! Oh boy you sure can swim very well!

Niamh said...

You are a terrific swimmer Kirby! I bet you could challenge that Michael Phelps any day. Looks like you had a great time at the lake with your family.

Your friend,

Amber-Mae said...

Oooh you had a fantabulous time! Man, your daddy is really muscular & well build! Kewl! I bet he can carry you up with one finger with no problem at all! Hehehe! I'd love to see that actually...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Kirby!!! You look great swimming in that lake! And good job keeping a hold on your toy. That would be a pure tragedy if you lost it!

I hope that someday I can be as good of a swimmer as you are! See, I know how to swim, I just choose not to swim. Who knows what's lurking underneath the water!!!!

Hehehehe! Take it easy...did you get a tan?

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Kirby,
Lucky dog, you sure had a pawsome weekend. I Butchy just love to be in the water. It's finally nice & cool here in Iowa so we get to be outside much more & even get to nap out on the deck & watch the bambi in our yard. Bet it's great on your perch on the boat. Did you remember to bring your toy home with you??
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Sounds like you had a pawsome weekend Kirby. :)

~ Girl girl

Cassidy said...

Make the most of your summer. We really haven't had any summer here in England, far too much rain!

Cassidy x

Stanley said...


I'm convinced that you get your buff bod from your dad. But, I bet you can beat him anytime at a game of tug.

Looks like a FAB weekend. Did your mama get to do anything besides be your photographer? I hope so.

Goober love & smooches,

Molly and Taffy said...

What a lovely weekend you had Kirby we are quite envious. We love swimming too.

Molly and Taffy

Mango said...

Its nice you let your dad win at tug sometimes, don't want to bruise his ego. You are a super water dog.


Bogart said...

Super cool weekend! You're gonna have to give me some swimming tips buddy... you're a PRO!


Asta said...

You awe mowe talented than Michael Phelps, I didn't see him keeping a toy above watew while swimming....
Looks like a gweat day!
And that police doggie vest is such a gweat idea..huwwah..hope it helps the doggies stay safe
smoochie kisses

Pacco de Mongrel said...

nice day out on the labour day with ur dad

jaffeboy said...

Wow... It's soooo cool to be sailing! We've never been on a boat or yatch before.

Glad you had fun!

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