Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Opening up the Swimming Pool

I have been forced to go to stupid obedience school. Oh save me! I hate obedience! It is all about staring at Momma and to be honest, she just isn't all that interesting. But I am willing to fake it for a couple of cookies. Does that make me cheap?

Actually, this particular class isn't so bad. The instructor assumes that all the handlers are experienced and the dogs know the basics so there is lots of action and different stuff and less talking (well, and my pals Tula - stay back 20 ft. - and Norwood - teacher's pet - are there too).

This weekend, Momma made her annual trip to that Wal-Mart store to acquire a new swimming pool. We need a new one every year because by the end of the summer, the existing pool has always suffered an irreparable hull breach.

This year it is green!

Seems like it took forever to get the outside hoses hooked up and water running.

The Relentlessly Huge took a somewhat passive approach to moving things along.

Due to technical difficulties with the garden hose, the pool was relocated to the patio where there was (finally) running water.

OK, let's get this show on the road.

Damn! The patio hose is slow! I couldn't wait! I needed to water down my insides.

While the Relentlessly Slow of Movement just waited on the dry bed all moaning and groaning.

Here's something you don't see every day.

I finally convinced momma that the pool would fill faster without that squirty thing on the hose, but it was still painfully slow.

I just couldn't wait for the deep end to get to proper depth. Ouch!

A little roaching to fluff up my labrafurs (help! my fonts are underlined and I can't turn it off).

That was refreshing. But I have my eye on the house next door awaiting the grand opening of their REAL swimming hole!

Click here for exciting pool action movie!

Dexter done!


Maggie and Mitch said...

What a fun video! You sure are happy with your new pool, Dexter! Did we hear Mango calling for his momma? It sure sounded like that's what he said!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Gail in Aberdeen said...

Dexter, I think that the problem is that you and Mango were slurping up the water faster than it came out the hose!
Happy bathing.
Cheers, Gail.

Abby said...
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Abby said...

Hi, Mango & Dexter...

What a fun Pool Opening...

I'm sorry the water was sooo slow...But, maybe if you let it actually go in the pool it would help...BOL

Abby xxxooo

Lola said...

A pool is a great thing for a labradude. Enjoy it lots. I hope the neighbors let you go for a dip when they get theirs open, too.

wags, Lola

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my lord, I'm seeing a different side to you Dexter mate...its scary.

Noah x

Life With Dogs said...

Get that boy a pond before he takes you out! ;)

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Is it that hot already over your way?


Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos Dexter! I am glad woo pool is finally open. Mine does not close, but I hear that "Uh uh, no pool" a lot which means I get yelled at if I go in anyway.... I like to be squirted in the mouth too. That is scary I have something in common with a Labradude.
~husky Kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Frankie Furter said...

Was that a FLORIDE rinse you guys were getting?? Grrrreat Pond Play!! Glad you got it up and "running"

Kari in WeHo said...

how cool! Mesa loves the swimming pools :) Baily hates them. Not so sure about BC yet :)

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm...you guys sure were all sorts of happy about your pool opening. I'm glad you likes it and all but me and Brudder Ranger is allergics to water on our skin. It makes us melt clean away! So we try to avoids it at all costs.

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. Your video made my mom laugh a LOT but I was sort of mortified at the thought of being wet.

Gus said...

Woo Hooo...did Teka get there in time? Last I saw, she was headed your way with her bikini.


houndstooth said...

I feel like you do about the opening of the pool, but I do NOT like that squirty thing on my most precious self at all! Mom was laughing so hard over that movie of yours that I had to briefly interrupt my nap and sit up from her lap. We are most impressed by your mad water chomping skills, not to mention your diving form!


Heather and Ellie said...

What great summer fun! But boy, I would hate to be on the wrong side of the RH's teeth...those things are huge!
I should look into getting a pool for Ellie....she would love that.

Sam said...

I've toyed with the idea of buying Marge a swimming pool, but she won't enjoy it like you guys do. She's one of those odd labs who doesn't like to be wet every day of her life.

Marjie said...

My boys will play hose with me for hours. I believe they like to smell like wet dog, too.

After we play hose, they make sandwiches for all of us. It's a good time, to be sure.


BRUTUS said...

Is it that time already? I beter run and hide, mom always tries to throw me in for a cool down. AND she bought me a life vest, looks like it's gonna be real hard to stay dry this summer!! Glad SOMEBODY likes the water!!

Brutus the Frenchie

dewdana said...

I think it will fill faster if you don't drink all of the water before it even gets to the pool! How very exciting though! I filled up the pool for Moose a few times but he was not so interested for some reason. He loves it at the doggie park but here at home he would spend maybe a minute in it and we are always on water restrictions here so I decided it was not worth it since he definitely won't go in if the water is not 'fresh'!

The Two Country Poodles said...

Indeed a wonderful movie! The water makes you both crazy doggies! It makes us unhappy doggies as our furs soak up the water...Then we look like like spongebob.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

You guys are just too funny and quite perplexing to us. We hates the water! We have an entire ocean to play in and we won't go nears it!! Maybe you guys should come for a visit and go for a dip.

Stella, Gunther and Betty

brooke said...

Too funny! Relentlessly Slow of Movement!
If its new pool season does that mean it'll be warming up soon?! Let's hope!

Mack and Mia said...

OOOOOO Dexter! Your momma and my momma must have been sending the same brain waves to one another because our momma just bought us a pool too! It's just plain blue though, not as cool as yours, but hey, we will make do.

and tell Mango to get his big butt out of the labra-POOL. I mean he don't LOOK like a lab. Tell him it's a private pool and membership only.

Wags and woofs,
Mack and Mia

Schwang said...

I can't believe you both fit in the pool at the same time! What a great idea.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Mango! What relentlessly huge teeth you have!

Wild Dingo said...

um, you both like WATER? you guys are WEIRD!

i love how dex runs circles around RH! hilarious. good work out for him!

Randi said...

Aw Dexter! You are so cute all wet & slippery & sloshing all about!

That garden hose & nozzle makes a great water pic for RH's dental hygene...

Love & Licks,
Your Cougar,

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

wow! every second of the video was completely mental!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

..and i meant that in a good way--i mean--that was really really funny!!!

Sue said...

Our humans didn't get our pool out, but they did let us play with the hose. Can't wait to get to the lake.

Tucker said...

oooh - you gots your pool out already, you are lucky. My pool is still in the basement. Poo.

woof - Tucker


Hi Mango,

Hilarious post as usual! You guys are so funny!

Thanks for clearing up the mystery about ROTE. Yep, you figured it out, I had no clue what that meant! He,he! My motto is, "When all else fails, make something up"!

Luv ya and thanks for your question!

Star and Riley.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Wow! We just got 26" of snow last night (and it is still snowing). I think if we had a pool we'd be ice skating on it right now. I could sure use some of that lovely sun you've got, right about now!

*kissey face*

PeeEss: I know what you mean about obedience classes and looking at Mom - my Mom isn't all that interesting to look at either - I mean, I see her all day long as it is...

Michelle said...

Love this! I am dying laughing.

doyle and mollie said...

woah that is one furry fine pool its odd to think that you are just getting your pool all sorted while we are packing ours up :( - loves n licks

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I think the hose was filled with puppy khrakhk -

We nevFUR got my pool out last year - I'll have to make sure that doesn't happen THIS year!


JD and Max said...

Hi Dexter - oh, we wish you could join us on the beach! So many of our pals are water doggies and JD's rather partial to the odd dip, gosh, we'd have so much fun!

And we think you're drinking the water as fast as it's filling the pool, he he he! LOVED the video, we could FEEL the fun!

Excited schnauzer snuggles (we're all hyper ourselves now after such a fun post, he he!) - JD and Max.

Ina in Alaska said...

That looked like a lot of fun! Loved the movie! Your pool is just beautiful! Be careful not to swim immediately after a meal!! xoxo

elbouwii said...

just keep swimming just keep swimming :D
look out its jaws :D

El'bow & Hauwii

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Wow, you have your own little pool. It looks like fun, and Mango seem to have a lot to say about it. It sounded like he was saying good things.
Sally Ann

Jazzi said...

You two are just too funny and what fun you will have in the pool. Pee wee, you are just to impatient for that water. I could wait forever for water cuz I HATE the water and never even put a paw in the water.


Mack said...

The truth is I am so dang scared of those kiddie pools. And I don't know why.

The Thundering Herd said...

Uh, Dex, we think you have been paying way too much attention to Norwood in those classes. That video showed you were being a class A cracker dog. Just saying.

The OP Pack said...

You really love that water, Dexter. Mom said she would have given you the little grandbipeds pool - it is bigger than that one AND it has a slide. The city wanted to charge her $40 to haul it away - it only cost $15. So she held on to it and finally the city had a large item free pickup so now it is gone.

And Mango - you should market that idea for a new RH doggie water pik.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Honey the Great Dane said...

Congrats on the opening of your pool, Dexter!! And I thought that photo of you at Obedience school showed GREAT focus and attention! (OK - how many cookies was that worth??!!)

Am off to watch this movie with RH "talking" that I have heard to much about!

Honey the Great Dane

The Army of Four said...

Ummm....... is that anything like a b-a-t-h?!?!

ocmist said...

Goodness... Didn't you guys just have SNOW over there? Hope it's warmed up a lot. Grammy took the water out of our pool because she didn't want us getting wet with it being so cold still. We just had a big storm go through and it snowed up in the mountains above us.

Still, we love our pool and look forward toward our pool's opening too! Have fun! The Country Corgi

kissa-bull said...

yo labradude
you are furry full of weirdness
mommish bought ush one of those water things and tried to make ush play in it even throwing weenies int he water but we did'nt fall for it
we just took the weenies and ran away
we hate all things water
pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

Samantha said...

That was hilarious! Love the grass surfing by Dexter - and thanks so much for telling me the whereabouts of a pool - will try to get to W/M sometime this week! And Mango - what TOOFIES you have - holy mouthful-of-'em!!!
Hugs xo

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

A pool?? How cool is that!!

Maybe my Raiser will get me one - instead of that huge mud puddle she lets me play in :)
Looks like you guys are enjoying the water!


Droopy and Callie said...

Hi Mango and Dexter!!

Hurray for the pool and for spring! Too bad it took so long to fill up!!! We want to see lots of pictures of yall in the pool!!

Lots of slobber,
Droopy and Callie

Benny and Lily said...

wish momma would stop laughing. Something about doing pee pee in her pants
benny & Lily

Mr Koda MD said...

My dog!

Obedience school, good luck! as long as there is cookies involved it might be ok...

I went to puppy school once and it was a disaster.... aparently puppy school is not for playing and knawing on other pups ears... I wasn't prewarned.

Nice pool!
I dislike my pool and it ends up with googlies in it. Ah well.


Lorenza said...

I know how much you love your pool!
Kisses and hugs

the booker man said...

dude, i'm gonna get a new pool soon, too!! i'm ridiculously excited.
hey, isn't that pool a tad smallish for the RH...big booty and all...HEH!
the booker man

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh my...that pic of the RH getting his toofers hosed is um original....

Did ya get all the slobber rinsed off??

It was in the high eighties here today...that's just wrong for April...early April...especially as this time last month we still had like 2 feet of snow...




Holly and Khady said...

The only point of obedience training is to train the humans to give you treats. Constantly!

Love the pool!! Looks like you are both having fun! Especially you Dexter!!!!


monica said...

just love the goofing around! most needed after being obedient for a full training session!

Cinnamon said...

Watching your Pool Opening Day video, I was worried that your new pool might break on its first day of use!

tula said...


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

Now, we want a pool!!!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

1000 Goldens said...

We like your giant water pick for good oral hygene! I must speak to Momma about getting one for me.

Joe Stains said...

woo hoo fun in the sun! but the water stuff is too scary for me!!


Huh interesting tactic by momma in getting you clean inside and out.


PS skool rules as the teacher's pet. you should try it sometime!

Sierra Rose said...

Yahooooo! Hope I get one of those pool things!!! Might have to travel the hour to Wal-Mart if that's THE place to get them!!! :) Great photos Mango and Dexter!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Sophie Brador said...

Dex! I somehow never really liked the pool when we had one. Much prefer the lakes and rivers myself. I used to try to drag the pool all over the yard, but I wouldn't go in it.


Breakfast With the Bennetts said...

Mango and dexter I wish you could come and visit my pool it is always full of nice clean cool water. Mom even got me a life grrrd shirt to wear this summer so that people will take my doggy life grrrding skills seriously. I really love your pool and hope that you have lots of fun summer days in it.

Boxer love

Oskar said...

You are very brave. I don't like hoses or pool, too much like baths *shudder*

Peppy Sheppys said...

I hate to break it to you but I think your brudder is a PeppySheppy.