Sunday, May 2, 2010

Beatin' the Spring Heat

It's gettin' pretty warm around here.  Gonna be in the 90s this week!!  Yowsers.  So I thought I better get Diesel a pool.  Really, it's not for the heat, he just likes playing in the water.  He's constantly splashing the water out of the water tubs.

So I got one of the water tubs out of Mojo's pen.  We've used this one for the dogs in the summer before.  Can you tell what it is?  Bottom of an old liquid feeder.  Yea, we recycle.  But I didn't clean it out very well.  Sprayed it but didn't scrub the green off.

Diesel was intrigued to begin with.


He couldn't wait to get in.  But then I realized, he's bigger than I thought.  Not a lot of room in there to play.


Finally got it filled with water.  He loves to splash.


And splash...


Then he decided to get the front end in the pool.


And he continued with the splashing!



I'm thinkin' I may need to buy him a kiddie pool.  He's a growing boy and by the middle of summer, his front paws may be the only thing that fits!

19 comments:

Tami said...

Oh Diesel!!!!!! You are such a big boy now. But still your happy go lucky self by the looks of it.

Jocelyn said...

How cute! My dog loves water too, take her to the beach and she wont stop until she passes out!

We have a stock tank as a Koi Pond, but I think I might have to get another one for a dog pool!

CCC said...

Dogs and water, we have a small dugout by the house and our collies are always running in it to get wet. Today one of the pups was swimming after a duck. The duck looked pretty unconcerned about the black and white guy following him. The pup on the other hand was getting quite a work out and in the end petered out before the duck, of course. We have a Ducks Unlimited project that runs through our lease (so lots of cool water birds of all kinds) and various cairns with signs that say Duck Factory No. 12 or what ever. Never though I'd live in a Duck Factory.

Snappy Di said...

My lazy dogs just stay indoors and sleep all day when it gets warm.. heck, they sleep all day when it's not warm. Guess I won't make the investment on a pool. LOL

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Diesel is a lucky dogggy! It looks like he sure enjoys it....hot there! Cold and rainy here... too cold to think about swimming :)

Shirley said...

He is getting to be a big boy! How old is he now, and how much bigger will he get? My niece bought a female Mastiff puppy last month.

fernvalley01 said...

Too cute! Winston has an old bathtub ,that he soaks in (but he prefers dirty water!)

Sydney said...

Ahaha he sure is getting big. Kiddie pool is amust!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

LOL to cute!! That picture with him fully in it is hilarious! Yes I think he needs something bigger LOL!! Here we have massive craters in our long drive that need fixed...Well they are full of water so that's what my dogs swim in!

Dee said...

He's grown so much! I'm thinkin a kiddie pool might need to be added to the shopping list. LOL

Goodwife said...

LOL! Come on mom, doncha think he needs a concrete underground with some tiki torches for nighttime swims? You are getting bikini ready and I think Diesel would have more fun if you and dad got in to play with him! LOL

lisa said...

Kiddie pool, cool. My lab loves the water and we are lucky enough to have a pond about 500 yards away that we can take him too if the weather gets too hot! You enjoy that weather for me too!

Nicole J said...

I love it! Yeah the kiddie pools aren't all that expensive. Heck if he's anything like my llama though, he'll get in no matter if there's room or not. (I so wish I had a picture of that!)

Bekah said...

hahaha I love your dog...he is so stinking cute! So much personality is that big body of his

Janet Phillips said...

Oh, how cute! My little jack russel loves playin' in water as well, but he doesn't have to have near as big of a bowl!

Faithful said...

Yep..you'd better get him a pool cuz..I can see you right in there with him and everybody else! Not only lots of FUN but a nice photo op..you know!

Scrappy Doo said...

Cute! I think he is gonna need one of those above ground pools :-)

Andrea said...

LOL, our buckets have the same green slime!! LOL!!! He is too cute, I love the splashing!

Gail said...

I am pleased to see you have a structured environment for all your working animals and never spoil them.

Kidding, that is so cool.