Thursday, May 2, 2013

Birch Cove ~~~ Pt 2


To continue with my surprise for you and me!!
As you can see we are very 'health' conscientious here!
Mr. Orangie is not going to get away, either!


Shallow ~~ Calm ~~ Serene = SMILES!!!


no matter what angle Ron takes a picture of me


such a treat after crashing ocean waves
I can work on my stroke improvement now
~~~ Dog Paddle ~~~


Look who is on shore when I return
Mim and Maggie
Jack Pot!


While I swim out for Mr. O
Riley GoldenDoodle (left) and rescue dog (right)
tease each other


Maggie and Rescue Dog loved the water just like me
Riley held back ~~ 'toes only wet' motto!


You will notice 
Maggie has MY ~~ Mr. Orangie
and 
I have HER ~~~ SPONGEEYELLOWTENNISBALL
~~~sharing again~~~


Riley was always ready to pounce as we exited the water!
Check out the 'beware' looks on our faces.


Jim squeezed the H20 out of
 Mr.SPONGEEYELLOWTENNISBALL ! 
~
YAY, JIM!


attracting all the pooches nearby.
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Quick Story: Do you see the feller in the water on the left with 2 balls in his mouth!?
Well, his routine is to fetch both balls,
only after the 2nd ball is thrown far out in the lake.
He holds onto one ball in his jaw and noses the 2nd ball into shore.
Upon reaching shore grabs both balls
into his mouth and proceeds to prevent anyone from having them.
This is what he does every time.
I guess we all have our OCD moments!


After all that excitement ~~~

We head down the shore Jim tosses Mr. O into the water again,
speaking of OCD!

You would think I had enough!

Surprise!

Not even close!

Come back for More!
You know you want to!!

Winks!

35 comments:

  1. Wish we had a lake like that here. What fun
    Benny & Lily

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    1. Listen, if there was a way to send you a lake ~~~ I would ~~~ because The City of Lakes is where we are playing right now!!

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  2. haha wow two balls in the mouth is talent indeed
    All that water the cat would too take heed
    Not to mention all the dogs around
    But he is a tad ocd like the one hound

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    1. takes all kinds to make this world go 'round
      whether balls or sand enuff to bound
      drooling and hopping
      moist and sopping
      exhausted by the end
      with more than one friend!

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  3. What a great meeting of like-minded dogs,
    except Riley won't go in the water and a dog who won't share!
    Still , you had the bestest time Sophie.
    That lake looks great fun!

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    1. Us doggies are like you humans ~~~ it takes all kinds to make the world go round and round!!

      In a good way of course!

      Swimming in the lake brings us all together!

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  4. What a treat to meet up with friends Sophie. Very generous of you to share your ball - even though I can see you looking daggers at your friend! Super photos guys!

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    1. Those dagger eyes work all the time! I just throw a glance and they know what I mean ~~ no messing around ~~~ HEAR!!

      Sophie

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  5. Such beautiful clear water! And no cigarette butts on those trails, I bet!

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    1. Abso'toot'ly no smokin' in this neck of the woods. There is a real reason for this besides being good for your health. I'll explain in my next post!

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  6. Sophie, possession is 9/10ths of the law, applying to dogs and people alike,lovely lake, friends to play with, clear water, and yes, more photos another day, you just tease us with these ones, Cheers from Jean

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    1. I agree Jean ~~ What's in my mouth is mine and not anybody else's!!

      The lakes here are as pristine as yours I suspect. It's always refreshing to swim up and down the shoreline.

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  7. That water looks fun!
    Annie Airedale x

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    1. Hi Annie!

      You would love to walk in the shallow water and learn to swim. I love this kind of water!

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  8. I love the still waters there. I understand that it must have been a nice change for you to swim in.

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    1. I didn't have to struggle with the onslaught of ocean waves. It felt so strange! I'm so used to charging out and jumping the waves full force.

      I ended up exhausting myself because I thought I needed to run hard and I didn't.

      Sleepy Time was so welcomed!

      Sophie

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  9. Oh yes I want too ;)! Seems you had a really good time. :D

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    1. Oh yessss ~~~ the visit with all these puppies was the greatest!!

      My favourite was swimming in the lake though. I plan on going more often!

      Sophie

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  10. Wow, beautiful! And so much fun. So many furry friends everywhere. Love that dog with two balls in his mouth!

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    1. The "2Ball in the Mouth" Doggie was so funny! He would swim out a bit ~~~ the owner would throw a ball ~~~ the dog would 'LooK' and turn back to the owner saying 'one more please'. Another ball would sail over his head and plunk in the water ~~ SPLASH ~~~ that's all it took and the doggie would start the 'Nose Swim' back to shore! EVERY TIME!!

      FUN!

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  11. Two balls in the mouth! That takes talent. Roxy tries to get all the toys in her mouth, but fails. She just doesn't like to share.

    That's a beautiful place and the water isn't so aggressive. We'd like that!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. I thought of you guys because of your swimming hole is calm like this lake. Wouldn't we have fun here!

      I think the doggie had a huge mouth, thus lots of room to hide 2 Balls, maybe even 3!!!!

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  12. Is that Sophie or an otter?
    What a fun day! What a fun story about the doggie with 2 balls!

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    1. Someone told us that the doggie with the 2 balls was interviewed on T.V. ~~~ would love to see that!!

      Sometimes I think Sophie is an otter. We have an otter living down the road from us. I hope I don't get confused some day!!

      Ron

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  13. Fraser likes the lack over crashing waves Los, have a great weekend.

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    1. I totally understand you Fraser. It's so much easier to swim and chase balls!!!

      Hope you weekend is all that and more!!

      Sophie and Ron

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  14. What a wonderful time you had and with some good friends! I was jealous seeing you swim so far out. Me and Stanley love to swim!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    PS - Still painting : (

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    1. Guess What!!!!?

      Jim is starting to do the hardwood floors today. It's been 20 years and 2 dogs worth of worn down sheen. We are using water based so it'll be easier on our lungs. The weekend is going to be busy!

      Cheers and let's go swimming someday!!

      Sophie

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  15. I would just love to go to a lake like that and have my person throw my squishybluetennisball forever! Washington Charlie~~

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    1. If you can't get there asap ~~ come visit my next post and you'll see some other peeps doing exercise things in boats!!

      All our best Washington Charlie!!

      Sophie 'wants to go swimming' Doodle here!

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  16. Hi Sophie!
    LouLouDoodle here! That's just about the nicest name I've been called ~ definitely beats Weasel!

    I've had fun catching up on all your spring adventures. No lovely May flowers here. I was thinking of them on May 1 during our latest snowstorm: 17.3 cm fell on Wed. But it's almost gone ~ the snow is just lingering in the shadows.

    After I have lunch with my friend Joanne today, I'm going to walk in the park and check out the water levels. The water flow in Piney Creek is about the same as your brook ~ but it can turn into a wide, deep, raging, bottom-gouging stream if we get a severe thunderstorm.

    It was fun seeing you frolic with all your friends, especially Jack Pot! I'm considering Jack Pot to be a good luck charm for me because I'm off to Black Hawk with Terry after he gets home from work.

    I'm hoping that there is still snow in the mountains because it has been cold. We went from a high of 80 degrees on Monday to a high of 20 degrees on Wed.

    Hardwood floors ~ eh? Does not sound like fun. I just got the garbage disposal replaced, and I'm working on the water heater and refinishing our deck ~ working on means waiting on Terry as he decides whatever. I'm a get her done gal, but T has to considering many, many things!

    I'm not sure if I get anything posted before Mon. or Tues. I'll be playing black jack at the Bonanza and exploring more of Central City and Black Hawk with my camera! Yeah weekend!

    You keep those guys on track with the floors, Sophie! I'm sure that you are a great supervisor!
    LouLouDoodle

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    1. HeyHo LouLouDoodle!

      Looks like you've been through quite a bit weather-wise and getting ready for Jack Pot Land!! So glad you are able to let 'er loose once in awhile, especially if it's in your favour(if you know what I mean - $)!!

      We started the hardwood floors as mentioned and we both dove in as we always do when we finally decide to do something. The small porch floor and 3 steps are now done ~~~ smiles ~~~ it means that we CAN do it. I had reservations, only thing ~~~ man do we ache!!

      Saturday we will tackle the kitchen floor. Actually enjoy doing this but age is twisting it's never-ending grip on us. Not fair, I say!

      Looking frwd to your next post!

      Later gator!
      Ron

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  17. The water looks so beautiful and inviting!

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    1. The lake was so inviting!!!

      We really enjoyed ourselves!

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  18. Sophie- spending the day with you and your doggie friends would be a "ball"!! Love seeing you all have so much fun! I could probably lose more weight if I had a Mr. Orangie ball!

    Vicki

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