Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Crash and Splash



Not having had a great deal of experience with dogs, I had no idea they could (or would for that matter) run at full speed through standing water, biting it continuously the whole way through. I tried to capture this sport on film but was unsuccessful in my attempts. Something to do with her running and my laughing. Oh, and four-foot rooster tails of rain water splashing all over me and the camera. While those variable affected my performance, they only served to enhance hers.

Now that we've been using a thirty-foot leash for training purposes, this field is one of Stella's favorite places to walk when when it's been raining. It's like a giant Slip n'Slide. Sometimes, instead of attack mode, she'll get running and throw herself into the ground chest first, skidding through the puddles all the way to the end. Turns out that leash has some entertainment value as well. She was pretty much wet the entire month of September.

5 comments:

Susan Rose said...

Stella's making great use of her new patellas and repaying you with JOY. I hope you'll keep trying to capture this doggie water sport in pixels.

Pee Wee said...

That's great.

The late great Rocky, red heeler (80 lbs. of rock) out at the Ranch would bound off in the creek after a good rain and try to bite all the white-caps and rolling water, running around like a maniac! We'd just sit on a log and drink our beer and enjoy his fun.

If you pointed the hose at him he'd bite the stream of water. I've never seen another dog that would let you point the hose at them. Dang we miss him.....

bayouchild said...

Our dog, Gordon, loved to thrash in the bayou like an elephant. He really loved to scare the fish while I was fishing. I miss him.

Beth W said...

One of our late great labs, Amanda (who hated redheads for some reason) loved to bite the water. And if we filled up a bucket with water, she would put her entire nose in it and roll her eyes at us. She's the same one that would dive in the water at the beach (I mean DIVE) then feel around the bottom with her paws and come up with a snail or some other prize. I'm so glad Stella's having fun.

Lindsay said...

Ace loves water too! Although, he is part lab so what do you expect. He swims even when it is close to freezing. Wasn't sure if pitbulls like the water or not, but clearly Stella does!