Friday, June 3, 2011

Naiya Gets Muddy - Memorial Day 2011

We went to Elden and Grace's house for a memorial day cookout, and they just happened to have a HUGE mud puddle/pit next to their house from the recent rain & construction combo. Needless to say, Naiya and her new pals Riley and Reese had a blast...



Surging through the water after that elusive stick.
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Enjoy!


I didn't get any pictures of it, but she was actually diving when the stick sank.
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Now, this made me gag: she was drinking the water...
Am I a bad pet owner if I let my dog drink the mud puddle? She's up to date on her shots...
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Just to give some perspective on the mud puddle; she couldn't touch in the deep end.
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Loving it.
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I was fascinated by catching the shots of her mid-shake. It was VERY helpful that she will shake the water off on command. If any of you ever want to teach your dog to shake on command, just do it when giving them a bath. Put a cup of water on their head, then tell them to shake. Do this randomly, and the next time your dog is wet and you tell them to SHAKE! they'll do it automatically. It's a great thing when you're about to go inside because inevitably, if you can't get them to shake outside, it'll be the first thing they do when you get inside and are all standing in close quarters...
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More shaking.


More shaking.
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More shaking.
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She was tired of posing for shake pictures and wanted to go join the group.
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Once back at the group, more shaking pictures!
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Yeah.
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She's a pro at keepaway.
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SHAKE!
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Very happy, VERY MUDDY dog.
Don't worry, she got a double-scrub bath that night.
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Now, this next one is probably my favorite because of the expression on Riley's face as he's going for the stick...

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This next sequence of images shows how the keepaway games tended to play out. It contains the above image in action...

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