Saturday, October 5, 2013

LEARNING TO JUMP !


We have returned to Birch Cove
which I visited the first time here.


Fetching and me
go hand and paw
as I trot into the warm lake waters.


But the best thing is, someone has built a long, long dock
here for me.


 Docks are so different 
in this case 
a steady one
but I wasn't going to step off and go completely under.


So I did what was familiar and natural for me.


Bull's eye,
as usual.


But something seemed a bit different with the guys today.


They kept saying "Go ahead, Sophie, jump in and get Mr. O before he floats away !"


No way was I doing that !


The shallow entry point is here, you guys !


See, this is what I'm used to.
Not going to embarrass myself
by leaping into that water 
and getting my blond high-lights wet.


(click on You Tube if you want to view in a larger format)

I did it !
Have a look and bear with me on the 2nd try !
Some girl's take a little longer.



So as you can see 
I'm a convert
and 
with a bit more practice
I'll be doing 
cannonballs and swan dives.

Don't believe me do you ! ? !

26 comments:

  1. Sophie, how could your Dads make you jump off that deck?? Next time, shake your wet, WET, body against their legs and get them wet too. Well done, waiting for Olympic style diving in a few weeks time. Cheers, Jean.

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    1. I am well versed in the SHAKE / LEGRUB on my guys ~~~ they always roll their eyes ~~~ I know that means they REALLY LIKE me doing that because I haven't stopped.

      So now I have to practice more to reach my OLYMPIC potential.

      I love having a goal in life !!

      WETRUBS for you too, JEAN !!

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  2. This made me so happy. I leaned forward in my chair the entire time encouraging Sophie to jump back in. I knew she'd do it. And I won't be at all surprised when I see the swan dives and cannon balls. The end of the video was hilarious... when Sophie said, "On second thought, I'm not walking back out THERE with the ball!" So pleased to see everyone back out playing together.

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    1. YOH MITCH ~~~ the TRINITY (bestowed by LouLouDoodle from Colorado) is feeling a whole bunch better lately. Someone tried to trip us up with all this silliness, but we showed them that the guys might be in their 60's but they are going any where soon. Had to change a couple things in daily routines but we still are active and appreciate all your concern.
      Now YOU have to get better because swimming on your beach is on out bucket list, even if you move and there isn't a beach, if you know what I mean.
      I love the water so I think I'll be hurling my blond tresses into the shallow waters of Birch Cove soon !!

      Sophie *Olympic style diving in the back of my noggin* Doodle here !!

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  3. Don't feel bad, Sophie. It took me 3 years to pass beginner's swim lessons when I was a kid because I wouldn't jump off the diving board.

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    1. That danged diving board jump is enough to make you puke, right !!!!!

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  4. Dear Miss Sophie,

    You are so brave and smart.

    Love,
    Franklin

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    1. I put on a GOOD FRONT don't I ~~ ??

      Winks and more winks !!

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  5. Well done, sophie. We think it looks like you're trying to get your dad to jump in after it!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Heh Heh ~~ you suppose right, Daisy, Bella & Roxy !!!!

      Winks, one of these days you'll see that my endeavours will be stellar.

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    1. Or a bell flop!

      How DOODLE FLOPPING EMBARRASSING !!

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  7. Brains as well as beauty Sophie :-)
    You're very, very brave, well done!

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  8. Didn´t know you could wooooooof ;)! Gread vid, You are soooo brave.

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    1. I have a number of special WOOFS from "come get me" to "Time to eat" to "Be careful" to "Someone's in the backyard who shouldn't be" !!

      and more !!

      WOOF WOOF to you all!!

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  9. Weeeeeee ,whoa ...you the bomb (that means"great" SOph) Super duper fun !!
    Whew whoooo
    Hugs,
    Gabby T. Terrier ~ (everybody else is sleeping )

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    1. GTT ~~ you are up late again, I see !

      Can think better without all the distractions.

      DA BOMB is I ~~~ smiles !!

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    1. There's always room for more learnin' , right !!

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  11. Good for you for doing what feels right for you, Sophie! You got the job done either way, right!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. Thanks you guys, I knew you'd understand. I'll progress at my speed right!?

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  12. Oh your world looks like so much fun!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Quiet, serene and still ~~~ just the way we like it !

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  13. Your dad's are SO patient! And you are SO brave!

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    1. I'm such a HOPPYDOODLE that approaching quietly and slowly helps me learn much more easily.

      HIGH DIVE coming up soon !!

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