This is a follow up post to Tuesday’s Muddy Waters post and most likely the last “swimming dog” post for the season. This is day two and three of the same trip to the lake 2 years ago. On day two we visited the beach in the afternoon hence the shadows and then on day 3 we hit THE PIER in the early morning hence the shadows. Yolo took the prize as king of the ball all weekend. Sasha just going on 7 months old was in training doing a pretty good job keeping up with the big dogs. Who ever has the ball is pretty popular.What did I tell you.The rush is on. Do you know how many times they will do this? I can’t count that far.There is Yolo in the lead, Sasha close. I wonder what she is thinking…..I feel the retriever instinct in my bones.Sasha looks at Mom…..”I tried but it is impossible with Yolo around”Maisie says “He steals too, just let it go”Here he sits guarding the ball. A very happy boy.Guess who does not want to give it up?Learning how to shake is a basic skill for a water dog. Sasha is practicing.On day three we hit the pier right at sunrise. Lots of shadows from my usual shooting spot but love the back light. Good thing Rockin’ Roy wore shorts.The ramp gets a kinda soaked too.
Sasha is getting lots of shaking off experience.And JUMPING LEAPING experience. This is the only way to beat Yolo, Sasha quickly found out.But something tells me that is Yolo behind Sasha with you know what. Stealer dog.Maisie gets her turn. Roy was probably holding Yolo back. Here he comes “The King”.
Here she comes. “The Baby”.Triple retrieve….kind of. By this time, after throwing 5 zillion times, Roy and I are getting hungry. It’s time to go home and have breakfast.Then retreat to the couch. Do we look happy and satisfied?Yes.