It’s been raining for 48 hours straight and I have had enough ….Zues on the other hand thinks this is great ,we have a large (very large) puddle/pond that has formed in the front yard….Zues and the other labs think the pond /puddle is for them ……but the pond /puddle is getting stagnant and the labs are encouraged to use the dog pool to cool off (see pic) …..Zues knows that this pool is for him, the other labs are not sure yet but if warmer weather comes around I know they will be in it having a ball …..the pond in a work in progress and as time and weather permits it will be finished ,with grass etc…Yesterday I took Zues and Brandy for a walk in the pouring rain ,and with the “chuckit” tennis ball thrower ,I can really make a tennis ball fly a long distance…..Zues takes off and hits mach-2 real fast and then when the brakes come on the water would fly about ten feet in the air ,and totally ingulf Zues to the point you couldn’t see him until the water /spray settled …..after about 200 throws, I “kinda” wore him out ….Zues in now 18 months old ,he is now completely house trained (no accidents) and instead of the wound up coil spring puppy first thing in the morning we get a “feed me and I’m going back to bed look” so he is maturing and we LIKE THAT !!He is currently under the computer desk taking his morning nap as I type this …..he stays rather close to me .
He is still a joy to have,and he keeps us motivated for the walks and ball throwing …..most visitors are astonished at how well he returns a tennis ball and how he passes it to the visitor without a tug-off-war…..and their first response is “I wish my dog would retrieve like Zues”….and then their second statement is “how long does he keep this up???” and I can then state “Until he wears YOU out !!!”
So here is a picture of three labs in my dog pool ,Zues of course is in it, Brandy to the left ,and we were dog sitting Amber ,the yellow lab on the right.
Again thank-you NEARR for giving us the chance to adopt Zues …..