Friday, September 27, 2013

Goldens having pool-fun...

 Hello there, dear friends.
Summer has arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa!

As temperatures hover in the 30's during the day, the dogs take to the refreshing water of our swimming pool. Both Toby and Lexi  are mad about swimming. In the nine months of her young life, Lexi has fallen into copy-cat mode. Toby and her are inseparable and she has learned many of her habits from him.  One of the things they both LOVE is our swimming pool!

 If you've not seen this video of Toby before, take a look.  It will give you an idea of his enthusiasm...


Lexi's confidence about swimming has grown in leaps and bounds.  Thanks to Toby's exuberance for "pool jumping", she has stepped up to the platform and now competes with him to be the first in the pool. There is not an inkling of hesitation in her attitude: she simply launches herself into the water with all the enthusiasm in the world.  She's equally eager to retrieve ANYTHING - leaves, balls, phantoms, you name it...  
Yesterday, I managed to get quite a few photos of her antics...
Usually, Lexi allows Toby to be the first to retrieve any ball of his choosing, but this doesn't stop her from going in after him. 

The next photo was taken as Lexi hit the water. 
(No, she is NOT standing on a step here!)
One more jump, Lexi...this time, make a big splash!
A 'Lexical' splash...
Airborne dog!

Wishing all my readers a wonderful, happy weekend.

11 comments:

Sam said...

Honestly Maxmom - is there anything happier in the world than these two?

Mrs. JP said...

That was great! I had hoped you would post something today. I love how dogs shake off water...nose to tail, in that order! The pictures you captured tell all,,they are having a blast. I imagine great naps come after pool time. Love to you all and blessings from all of us in the holler.

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

Pool pawty!!! Love those pictures of "flying" dogs!!

The Life of Riley said...

If we lived closer I'd love to be there with you! Your photos make me wish I had my own pool to swim in. Instead my humans take Enzo and me to the beach to wave jump.


Have a great weekend,
Woofs,
Rile

Emma Rose said...

What a happy, happy post! We are still smiling. Love to all of you :)

Kisses,
Emma Rose

Mitch and Molly said...

The two of you look like you're having a blast in your pool!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

harrispen said...

I wish we had a pool. I bet I would love to jump in the pool and retrieve balls and toys.

Walter

Sagira said...

Looks like such a great time!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy All, our weekend just got happier by seeing all your fabulous photos. Thanks for sharing them!! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory (and Carol)

Raelyn said...

Maxmom....
What breathtakingly beautiful pictures!! Wow. ;op
--Raelyn and Rose

Bouncing Bertie said...

Always love seeing your pool photos. As does Bertie (while thinking that's as close to a swimming pool as this WFT will go).
Cheers,
Gail.