Mountain Dogs: Swimming with Sasha Part 2

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This is what happens when we take THEM to the pier.   After the long journey down the very long and historic Tahoe Taverns pier the Sundogs can’t wait to get into the water.  This is what happens.MDog P210Maisie is my leaper.  She does not drift into the water she LEAPS into it.  Off the metal stairs that lead to the swimming section off the pier.  The roped off swimming  area is reserved for humans but unless it is the heart of the summer in prime daylight hours the Sundogs TAKE OVER at the swimming section.   Leaping affords Maisie a lot of time to get in front of her brothers hence to get to the object she is after FIRST.MDog P211Once Maisie gets what she is looking for of course she is FIRST to the stairs.MDog P213Sasha at four months old and her first time at the “stairs” does not want any part of what seems like fun to the big Sundogs.  Leaping by herself into the blue-green sea of liquid ice with two  or three other giant Sundogs after her does not seem fun.MDog P223

I’m in the water!  Isn’t that enough?

MDog P212But no matter how hard she tries by putting two feet first in the water Sasha cannot bring herself to plunge in to the sea of liquid ice like her Mom does.MDog P217So she plunks down at the top of the stairs where she can watch that is going on.MDog P29Mr Lassen is also staying dry for now.  He got his feet wet but since he is not too into competition he used the opportunity while everyone else was swimming to check out the good sniffs….. on the end of the pier by the swimming section.  MDog P219He could watch the swimming scene with Rockin Roy and that was fine with him.

MDog P218 And RARE undivided attention was to be had.MDog P220While Maisie and Yolo had to get the ball FIRST from the stairs.  MDog P215Sasha stayed far away from the bottom step when Yolo was there.MDog P214

And got away quickly when Mom was plunging.MDog P222Lassen finally gets in on the action and so now we have three big wet Sundogs crowding the stairs.MDog P221When they shake Rockin Roy tries to get away from the shake but not Sasha.MDog P216Sasha has to play the “I BITE YOUR LEG” game while they aren’t even finished shaking off yet.MDog P22It is time to dry off on the pier now.  No more fun “on the stairs”.MDog P26Sasha seems a little more at ease now with Mom and Yolo at her side NOT on dry land but at least on the pier.  They can all survey the lake and bird situation from here and stop the silly plunging into liquid ice even if there is that retrieving thing going on.MDog P27Rockin Roy calls and in no time the Sundogs sprint to the call.  It must be time to go home, finish drying off and hit the couches.MDog P23Leashing up for the walk down the pier away from the swimming section is OK since we got a bit tired out.  MDog P24Even if we don’t want to admit it.

Adios Amigo’s…until next time.

9 thoughts on “Mountain Dogs: Swimming with Sasha Part 2

  1. Adorable! Maggie would be running and leaping off that pier and getting to that ball first! Determined to do so. Must be why she loves it in Tahoe as well, it is in her blood 🙂

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  2. I love all of your posts but these beautiful Golden Retrievers really get me! Such day brighteners! They’re so beautiful (just like our Ukiah). And of course your photography is so incredible, awesome pictures every time.


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