Tuesday, June 16, 2009

This is how they do it...

On land, Cooper is definitely our retriever. His football is by far his favorite toy, and he is constantly dropping it at our feet in the hopes that we'll take him outside to play. Brady is like the little kid that you find wandering around the soccer field in the middle of a game picking clovers. When it comes to fetching a ball or chasing down the football, Brady could care less and his attention span is very short. In the water, on the other hand, Brady is the star athlete. As soon as you throw his buoy, Brady is jumping into the water, swimming as fast as he can to get to it. In our first few trips to the lake, Cooper tried to race with Brady, but he quickly devised a better plan - one you can see in action in the pictures below. When we get ready to throw the buoy, Cooper lines up with Brady like he's going to race him for it, but when we throw the buoy, Cooper hangs back and watches as Brady races towards it. Usually, Cooper even sits down to wait for Brady - no need to waste precious energy, right? As Brady gets closer to land, Cooper races towards Brady and pounces on the buoy, helping him bring it back to us. I have to admit, it's pretty funny to watch.

Brady & Cooper clearly love the water. We can't wait to take them to the beach and see how they react to the waves. Hopefully we'll be able to fit in a beach trip towards the end of the summer.

What about you all? Do you have water dogs too?


  1. We're not sure about Connie & Caesar, but we are thinking about getting them a little doggie pool for the summer. I think they might love to wrestle in it.

    I love looking at your pics. Can't wait to see more of Brady & Cooper! :)

  2. Oh my gosh - so funny! Coco pretty much hates the water, although she did learn to swim in my parents' pool in May randomly. Tag is too scared to think about the water - he's more concerned with running away from the closest "stranger."

  3. Love your pictures!!

    We use to live at the beach and Khaki thought she owned the place. She loved to jump on the boat and let her ears flap in the wind and then hop off when we would get to the island. Def. is a water doggie!

  4. Cute! Cooper's on to something! :)

    My girls are water pups too.. Morgie is AquaDog & would swim for hrs. Throw Stick, fetch, return, repeat.

    Mully is more of a soaker.. with only 3 legs.. its hard to do the doggy paddle when your missing a paddle.. but she loves her little plastic baby pool she soaks in :)

  5. That is so funny. I hope Sophie will like to swim! We haven't tried her out in full-on water yet - guess it's about time this summer!


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