Monday, June 30, 2008


Another day, another new adventure for me here in Portland... Today we drove the Bog-cedes over to the Lewis & Clark State Recreation Site. Dad wants to teach me how swim... and I'm not so sure.

Ok, here we go...

I'm willing to step in a few inches to get my paws wet, but that's about it. And that's a LOT for me, so gimme a break dad!!!

What's this? Another dog in the water? A handsome chocolate Lab and lookie what he's doing - chasing a ball! I could do that (the chasing the ball part, not the swimming out to get it part)...

Uh.... nope. Not getting into the water.

I'll just sit here with mom. She knows how to enjoy the water - by sitting on the side, lotsa sunscreen and iced tea, and a big hat. You go on - enjoy yourself dad - I'll be right here watching.

Ohmydog, what's that??? A dog on a boat??? And wearing a lifejacket???

WOW! And it turns out her name is Lulu (just like my mama!!!)

I still don't really wanna get wet tho...

Yeah, yeah, I know dad. I see the dog in the boat. I see the dog with the ball. I still don't wanna get wet!!! But wait, what do you have there? A STICK.... well, why didn't you say so?

I'll go in... just a little... get my paws wet... for THAT STICK




Ultimately not only did I go chasing that stick, I was in that water all the way to my beard - proud of me, huh dad???

Maybe we could do this again sometime... MAYBE...



To Aire is Divine


Maggie & Mitch said...

We give you lots of credit, Bogie! You took the first step! yeaaaaaaa! Next time you go back we bet you'll go deeper!
We love that last picture of you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Bogie,
You'll get there in your own good steps!!! Don't let them rush you matie. I'm not that keen on swimming either.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah xx

The Airechicks said...


We're thinking you'll be SWIMMING by Labor Day .....

What BRAVE BOGMIESTER you are !!!!!!

Dad should be very PROUD - you did GOOD !!!!

Pool = backyard ....


Deetz said...

We so enjoyed your video Bogart....
You are just like me, I only like to get my feet wet and that it. No swimming for me.
Looks like you and your pawents had a pawesome day.

Faya said...

Hahahaha it is so funny : I have the same video... the same ! ! I am just like you Bogart...I don't swimm....
Kisses, Faya

Kirby said...


I am so proud of you. You'll be swimming like that lab before you know it! I love to swim, as soon as I see a pond or lake, I jump right on in!! You'll find there are tons of interesting things in the water and all kinds of toys made just for playing in the water. Wooo Hooo! Have fun learning and take your time. I swam when I was ready, not when my Mom and Dad wanted me to swim. He he!!

Your pal,