THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

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I know we’ve been MIA from social media a bit lately #forgiveus But that’s because I’ve been learning how to let my hair down and maximize the dog days of summer from non other than…

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Thanks to Jax – I now know how to incorporate whimsical fun into my days, embracing this heatwave vs. running from it.

I’m trying to mimic Jax  – he just lives for the moment…

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And right now his moment involves water. Doesn’t matter if it’s from a creek, a bucket or a hose – as long as it’s wet!

This particular afternoon we invaded a friends pool #yeswedid

While Jax is a maniac near H2O, Harley prefers the beach. Any body of water that Harley can see down to the bottom of is of no interest to him. Therefore around pools –  he’s mainly a spectator… #alldaylong

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Not getting in. No matter how hot… #missionimpossible

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Jax on the other hand remembered everydoodlething he learned at OTPR – and swam like his momma was a dolphin…

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This summer has been filled with so many wonderful surprises #soblessed #sharingsoon

Doodle kisses ❤️ to my instructor – he’s making this one of my best summers ever…

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How’s your summer going?

This is our contribution in the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

26 Comments
  • Amanda
    August 12, 2015

    Love it! Glad to see your little furry fish having a great summer! For Harley, you might try out a “floaty boat” (a special raft that he can float around in and stay cool, even if he’s too intimidated to swim in the clear water). It works for us, anyway! We really like the “Swimways Float Paddle Paws” raft, available through Amazon. You’d need the large for Harley (or Jax).

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 14, 2015

      What a splendid idea Amanda – never thought about that! I’m going to check it out – thanks

  • Two French Bulldogs
    August 12, 2015

    You know how to cool down
    Lily & Edward

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 14, 2015

      I’m trying to carve out just a teeny tiny piece of this chaotic world just for me. Sometimes you’ve just got to grab it!

  • DZ Dogs
    August 12, 2015

    I love those pics! Jax is so adorable!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 14, 2015

      Hey AJ – Jax is a hot mess! He is so comical, all you can do is laugh – everyday. How are you?

  • The Daily Pip
    August 12, 2015

    Living in the moment during the summer is especially important though not always easy. We discovered that Ruby doesn’t like water …brought her with us on a road trip to the ocean and she wanted nothing to do with the water, beach, sand, etc.

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 14, 2015

      PAWhaps Ruby is more fond of hiking than swimming. I haven’t been to the ocean yet this summer, hope to get there for an afternoon in September when I’m in Charleston for our daughters wedding. The beach is my happy place – I love it!

  • Pedro & Alessandra
    August 12, 2015

    Yes, we’ve missed you! But so glad to hear that you’re having a great time! We’re also more suffering with the heat than enjoying it… Pedro’s idea of enjoying Summer is to go to “The Cool Room” (the bedroom that he graciously shares with us) and bask in the A/C…!
    Such a joy to see Jax enjoying the pool and swimming like a dolphin-doodle!
    Funny, same as Harley, Pedro is not too fond of pools but loves lakes, beach and ocean, creeks and rivers.
    Love it that they have different dog-onalities and preferences!
    Loving paws!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 14, 2015

      We too have had some record breaking heat waves. It’s been unbearable at times. I can always tell when it’s too hot because Harley will decline a mid-day walk and when Jax goes out there is no goofing around. He does his “business” and comes right back inside. The pool is a great treat – and we’re all exhausted once it’s over. Can’t wait to do it again! Stay cool – and have a great weekend 🙂

  • Robin
    August 12, 2015

    Jax is so funny! It’s great that he loves water and loves to swim. He is so much fun! It looks like he is doing a great job getting you in the water too.

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 14, 2015

      Robin – Jax is a dose of everything I needed. He was tailor made for me and the rest of the family. Harley is still the big brother, but he’s more accommodating now that Jax is bigger than him LOL

  • Jan K
    August 12, 2015

    It’s so great to see you and Jax enjoying the summer and getting in the water! It’s too bad Harley won’t enjoy it too, but that just shows what different personalities the same breed can have! Each to his own, right?
    Now my crew is wishing we had a friend with a swimming pool! 🙂 Keep enjoying…summer is too short and will be over before we know it.

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 14, 2015

      Harley had fun running “around” the outside of the pool and eating hotdogs! He was making his own fun. If I picked him up and put him in the water he’d be fine but Doodle Dad wasn’t with me, and I didn’t trust myself with two floating doodles and no jacket.

  • Emma
    August 12, 2015

    How fun for Jax! What a great sport, or sports dog! Looks like a great summer. Hope your house has sold so you don’t have to deal with showing along with everything else!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 14, 2015

      Jax made such an impression – we’ve been asked to come back again next week (really hot temps all week long) – can’t wait.

  • Kimberly Gauthier
    August 12, 2015

    I can’t believe how big he is now. I’m curious if Scout would jump in a pool. He’s our swimmer. Now that J has a excavator, Scout’s ponds are just around the corner.

    So I’ve seeing Doodles everywhere in our town. So I think of you every day 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 14, 2015

      WOW! Your very own pond – that is super cool. Oodles of Doodles in your town has got to have everyone smiling 🙂

  • Elaine
    August 12, 2015

    Yes, I was just thinking today that these summer days are going to be over soon and I need to do more sitting on the deck and relaxing too. Enjoy!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 14, 2015

      OMDoodle Elaine – just do it! You will feel so liberated. I’m even writing a book!!!! I never would have believed how much fun I (as an adult) could have going against the grain. I’m a mini rebel this summer LOL To hell with cooking!

  • Melody Lassalle
    August 14, 2015

    Harley isn’t the only one that doesn’t like to be in the water. Misha, my Jack Russell Terrier, tries very hard never to get wet. When we go on walks, she takes wide turns around lawns with sprinklers going. And, she runs if you turn on a water hose.

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 14, 2015

      What I find simply amazing is watching Harley at the beach. That body of water makes him go nuts. He loves it – the sand, the waves, the calm water after the wakes. He’s always in the water when we’re at the beach. So I guess he is one of those dogs that simply doesn’t like water when he can see the bottom.

  • nichole
    August 14, 2015

    Sure looks like you’re having a blast……we think you’re excused! 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 14, 2015

      It’s been a year since Leo left me for the Rainbow Bridge, and I was afraid of the summer blues. But Jax is a gift from Leo to show me it’s okay to be happy. This summer is a blast for sure…

  • Jackie Bouchard
    August 17, 2015

    Catching up on some of your posts. Jax is so cute when he’s sopping wet! Good for you, taking some time off to just enjoy the summer! I thought about taking this week off of blogging… and then I got all panicky and couldn’t do it. Nutty.

    Rita is the same as Harley. No way would she get in that deep water! 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 19, 2015

      Jackie, I’ve got so much going on in my life right now, but I don’t think I could take any time off from blogging. It just doesn’t seem natural 🙂 #nuttyindeed So I settled for neglecting everything else LOL to hang out with the dogs and still blog. #ourlife #thebest

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