Sunday, April 17, 2011

Splish Splash!

With the temperature being 17 degrees Celsius (62 degrees F), we decided to sit out in the backyard and soak up the warmth and ambiance. Our yard is sheltered from the north wind side and we get the southern sun shining for quite a few hours.

Spring is struggling this year, even though the crocus and snowdrops have emerged. I find the cooler temps keep the bulbs blooming longer which is just fine for a lengthier period of colour in the garden.

Sophie was given a new ball from our DIVA friends at Xmas time.

It's a tough little bugger,
unlike Mr. Orangie
which she can puncture so quickly
and go OCD on,
  until it's removed from her posssession.

Since water courses through her veins,
(being a Lab and a Poodle)
anyone can just mention or intimate H2O and she's there.

See what I mean, her "Spidey H2O" senses are tingling!

Oh this is too good to be true!
Just look at that ball
into the barrel 
of water.
What next?

Well, that's pretty obvious isn't it?!


  1. Yaaaaaaaaaaa, Sophie is having some glorious fun. Her kind of water fun! :-)

    Gentle hugs,

  2. That's a very cool looking water bowl you have there Sophie! And you get to play in it too? Nice :D

    Waggin at ya,

  3. Careful, Sophie! they could be tricking you inot a bath!

  4. Aunt Amelia.....this is the bestest fun...come on along.

    Roo...Yes i slurp out of it daily

    Giantsp.......Ha's been known to happen when the stinker gets stinky!

  5. What brilliant fun ! I bet when it warms up you go and sit in it Sophie just to cool off ? clever girl !

  6. I like the rugged looking half barrel you catch the rainwater in.

  7. What a fun game! Anything, as long as water is involved. I can see Sage enjoying something like that too.

  8. That looks like great fun!!

    It's warmed up nicely here too this week. Hope the sunshine stays. Enjoy the water games. xx

  9. Dive on in Sophie! There is always more ball fun to be had!
    Enjoy your day :)

    Sweet hugs,
    Sierra Rose

  10. Hi Y'all,

    Looks like y'all know how to keep a water dog happy!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  11. LOL - she's a girl after Oscar's heart!

    Lovely pics - and great to see some spring sun at last, no doubt...

  12. It's great to see the sun after so long, isn't it? We've really been missing it here! I love the look on Sophie's face while she's watching the ball go into the water!

  13. 62 for you, snowflakes for us! I need some serious heat! Just caught up. You catch some of the best water shots I have ever seen!

  14. Hey there Sophie! Great to be stopping by again. I'm a HUGE water fan too!!!!!! I wonder, did you get the pesky ball out? Hope so! Have fun. Oscar........ oh, and Ros.
    P.S. LOVE your header pic!

  15. You can keep your water Sophie...I think Cooper and Lola would drown

  16. Awww great pictures ! I love water too and would have loved this ! Did you manage to get the ball finaly ?

  17. I just love your back yard. That's it! I got nothing funny at all.
    Your Friend, m.

  18. So if Mr Orange isn't around, Sophie, and ball will do? Great pictures.

    Hate to tell you, but SHE's rugged up like an Inuit when the temps get DOWN to 17 C !

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  19. Oh Sophie, you're sooo brave!
    We don't like when mom and dad do this kind of " evil "! We are not much fans of water...

    Have a nice week!!!

  20. You go Sophie Doodle, girl! It's cold here today.... Glad you all are having pleasant temps.

  21. Watch your back Sofie, your Paws might go get the shampoo
    Benny & Lily

  22. Rooster would be right there with you Sophie...

  23. Sophie, you are too funny! So cool that you received a new toy. I'm sure you enjoy having lots to play with. Your weather seems to be consistently warm lately, unlike ours. It has been sunny and beautiful one day, and rainy and cold the next. Ugghhh!

  24. i lerve just sitting on our deck too, we had a few afternoons of being able to do that this past week. and once its warm enough to open the pool it twill be even better! nuttin like having our fire pit going, and listening to the wood crackle as we can hear the pool filtering water, too. cozy...

  25. Oh Sophie!
    What a great day yous all had!
    Me loves yous water bowl! Me loves to put me paws in 'da bowls and splish splash around-

    Anakin Man


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