Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dexter Takes Charge and Swimming

Dexter here! Due to the condition that he left the dog cave in, Mango has been banned from the pooter for a few days, so all you doggies that won Mango Minster prizes will have to wait until this weekend for him to get his act together. That's fine with me, because I, Dexter can now blog at will (about time).

First, I need every doggie, kittie, hammie, and human to visit our oldest blogging pal and mentor, Bogart. His dad has very bad sickies and needs all the good zen available.

My good pal, Kylie, told me about a doggie swim club called Aquadog, located in Waltham, MA that I just had to try.

They have a nice indoor pool, perfect for a winter swim. There is a nice lady dressed like a seal who goes swimming with you and tosses balls and whatnot. At first she held on to me, but I quickly got the hang of it.
I was particularly smitten with the bubbles that blew out of the sides.

Check it out! What a great retriever, huh? She even turned the jets on full blast and made it harder to swim, but I was up for it.

I didn't want to rest, but the seal lady made me...
I didn't much care for the blow dry afterwards. I mean, I was finally wet for the first time since our pool closed down.


Momma thinks that I was dozing with my head up on the way home, but I was just winking.

Even when I got home, I was still full of beans and ready for some stuffie action with the Relentlessly Huges.
Who seemed precoccupied with my butt (no, I did not fart in the pool, but with all those bubbles who would have noticed).
I made a movie of my swimming prowess. I hope we go back again soon!


After supper I went to bed even though I wasn't really tired, I mean it! Not tired at all... not the least bit sleepy... not... Zzzzzzz...
Dexter done!

27 comments:

Abby said...

Hi, Dexter...

Wow...That looks like fun...You are one great swimmer...

Michael Phelps better watch out...He's got some serious competition...

I know you aren't tired, but enjoy your nap...

Abby xxxooo

Painter Pack said...

That looks like so much funs!!! My big brother, Jack, would love it too!!

Mya Boo Boo

Gus said...

I may have to try that with Teka. Nothing - and I mean Nothing makes that doggie take a nap.

gussie

pam said...

Hi Dexter,

Guess what? We have the exact same life jackets. But not cause we likes swimmies, cause we don't!

Bobo and Meja the Sharpei puppies.

Toffee said...

OH MY DOG! That looks like so much fun...or at least it would be if I liked to swim! YOu are so lucky! What a great idea! Happy late V.D. to you!

Ludo van puppy said...

You is fast Dexter. Sure looks like you had loads of fun!
~lickies, Ludo

Petey said...

Wow Dexter, you're a regular Michael Phelps! Well, I mean, without the bong and the media scrutiny and the loss of your Kellogg's endorsement. I mean, you're a really fast swimmer! I have that same lifeguard vest, Mommy sometimes makes me wear it at the beach if there's a lot of surf. We went to an indoor doggie pool once but it didn't have air jets or a lady SEAL in the pool. I'd jump in for the tennis ball, swim and get it, then try to scramble out the sides. Not crazy for not touching the bottom!

Your pal in swim fins,

Petey

Nibbles Treats said...

Looks like you had a great time Dexter. Lucky dog!

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That looks like a great way to tire out a dog!

Stella said...

Dexter you are definitely an Olympic quality swimmer. I am sure when the Olympic Committee sees you at swim, they will start a canine division and you will be in it!

Kisses,
Stella

Maggie and Mitch said...

You are making that swimming pool look like so much fun and I hate water! Who wants to get wet?!
You are one strong swimmer, Dexter!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Ruby Bleu said...

Dexter...
That looks like LOADS of fun! Not sure I would want to try it, but you go ahead!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

dewdana said...

My heavens you are a lucky dog! Moose would LOOOVE that and it would be perfect for rehab but the nearest one is too far for us and too $$$ (esp after $4000+ surgery!). We are surrounded by water but very little public access and it is too cold for good rehab swims at the moment. So have a swim for Moose next time you go, handsome boy!

The OP Pack said...

What a fun time woo had, Dexter - wish we had one near us, but Mom says it would take too long for us to get dry??? Do woo think woo might let Mango come along too?

Tail wags, the OP Pack

misskyliem said...

WOOF! I am so glad you had fun! Isn't the seal lady great?! I think Mommy should put on a seal outfit and go in with me next time! BOL I resumed the same position when I got home! BOL and I didn't even get to use all the jets!

Licks,
Kylie

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

No fish from The Seal Lady?


The Poor MangoMobile......

Labradude khooties........


Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Lady Kaos said...

How totally AWESOME!!!! I wish there was a place like that around her for me to go!!!!!!!!
Kaos

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

HI
That looks like great fun... I can tell you were thinking not sleeping. My mom works in Waltham.. she'll have to look into that place.

Norwood

Joe Stains said...

Dang Dexter, you looked like Michael Phelps...well except for the weed part. Great job, I am sure you were not tired AT ALL!?!!

Eduardo said...

Thats so cool! I wonder if I'd like to go for a swim?
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Lorenza said...

Looks like you had a pawesome time Dexter!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Amber and Nala said...

WHOA Dexter....that is soooo cool that you went swimming at the same place as Kylie! You look like a pro and man, there were alot of bubbles!
Enjoy your rest!

I will stop by to visit Bogart. :)

Kisses,
Nala

Bae Bae said...

The dog swim club looks pawsome. I wish I can swim too

~ Bae

Ike said...

Are you training, or is it just for fun?
Ike

Stanley said...

Dexter Dude!

You are one swimming fool, man! You're amazing in the water. So sleek. A natural. (Wish I could find an indoor doggie pool for some winter dips.)

Goober love,
Stanley

Niamh said...

Great swimming Dexter! You are a fish. And that is a pretty snazzy jacket. I wish that I had a pool like that to swim in.

Your friend,
Niamh

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Hey Dexter ... look at you go for that ball, you are so quick swimming.
It looks a pretty cool place to go that. :-)

Holly & Zac...XX