Lifeguard on Duty

I took Riley to get her nails trimmed at the vet today.  There were a ton of other dogs there, so Riley was extra nervous.  Then these two bad Cocker Spaniels came in and were having a barkfest with this little Pit Bull puppy…making Riley super nervous!  She was so good though, she didn’t bark at them like she probably would have liked to.

So afterwards I took her down to the lake since it’s like 87 degrees today.  She waded in the water, but then people were putting canoes in the water and (of course) she was scared of the canoes.  Can’t really blame her, they are big.  So we didn’t stay long because she wasn’t really interested in getting in the water with the slow people and their big canoes.

(Oh, and P.S.–Riley still weighs 51 pounds!  Woohoo!).

When we got home, I decided to pull out the kiddie pool for her to get in to cool off and to reward her for being so good at the vet.  The first hose I hooked up burst on me (loud boom and water flying everywhere–poor Riley was (of course) scared of that too!), but I found the good one in the garage and filled the pool up.  Riley had a blast.  She just laid down in the pool to cool off.  Too cute.  Here are the pictures!

Testing out the water…she deems it safe for canine use.

Got her ball and Wubba in the pool with her…what more could one want?
“Ahhh, this is the good life!”
Big ol’ tongue.

Look how skinny her tail is when it’s all wet!!  🙂

Cooling off her undersides.
That’s not just shady lighting…that’s how dirty the pool is after she played in the yard for a little while.  Yuck.
We are looking forward to (hopefully) having some nice weather to pull out the pool again.  Thankfully, Chloe decided it wasn’t warm enough in the backyard to get in the pool.  She’s a pool Czar!  She hogs the pool to all 30 pounds of herself and barks at Riley when Riley gets near the pool.  😦  Meanie!

26 thoughts on “Lifeguard on Duty

  1. You just gave me a great idea….I see a bath at home in the near future with Buffy. She is too heavy for me to lift into the inside tubby! That looked like fun!xxooDeborah

  2. You just gave me a great idea….I see a bath at home in the near future with Buffy. She is too heavy for me to lift into the inside tubby! That looked like fun!xxooDeborah

  3. Hi Y'all,How y'all doin'? Just stoppin' by to wish y'all a wonderful Memorial Day holiday weekend. Unless my Human is with me, I won't stay outside long enough to enjoy a pool. Looks like Riley is not so inhibited. ;)Y'all come by now,Hawk aka BrownDog

  4. Hi Y'all,How y'all doin'? Just stoppin' by to wish y'all a wonderful Memorial Day holiday weekend. Unless my Human is with me, I won't stay outside long enough to enjoy a pool. Looks like Riley is not so inhibited. ;)Y'all come by now,Hawk aka BrownDog

  5. Oh boy oh boy! So best! Cannot wait until Sidekick buys water pool for yard. For now, can only relax in water when go to dog park. Like to do so just like you! Lie down all cozy in cool water.

  6. Oh boy oh boy! So best! Cannot wait until Sidekick buys water pool for yard. For now, can only relax in water when go to dog park. Like to do so just like you! Lie down all cozy in cool water.

  7. That's so great that she enjoys her pool. Blueberry's pool goes unused. She is like a cat – she'll watch the birds from inside the screen door as they bathe and drink from it! Then when enough gather – she springs on them out the dog door!

  8. That's so great that she enjoys her pool. Blueberry's pool goes unused. She is like a cat – she'll watch the birds from inside the screen door as they bathe and drink from it! Then when enough gather – she springs on them out the dog door!

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