May 31st 2011 8:02 am
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All in all, It was a pawtastical weekend at my house!
ok, but down to the important story of how it almost ended fur me, your beloved Ham.
We took a trip to the lake
Evfurrything was pawsome there, right?
I was wading in the shallows, splashing around a little, having some fun.
It all turned south when the peeps pulled out the chuck-it.
Pals, the water in this particular lake is still pretty arctic.
Despite the fact that we saw a deer swimming across it when we first arrived on the scene.
But if somebody throws a tennis ball or a frisbee, I gotta get it.
I ran up on the dock and leapt off
DUNKed under and popped back up to go get the ball (mom always gasps when I go under - one night, when I was just new at my peeps house, my mom woke up out of a dead sleep in a panic having had a dream that I was drowning. She's never been able to let that nightmare go, I guess)
All of a sudden, I realized, crap, this is way too cold
The peeps were all yelling for me to get the ball
I was like, furget it, you crazy peeps!
And walked toward the shore. So upset was I about this situation (the ball was slowly drifting away) that I had to eat a bunch of grass.
I calmed down and decided to go for it again!
I swam out...then all of a sudden, I can't explain it, I think my heart stopped, my insides were freezing, hypothermia was setting in! I started swimming in circles, I couldn't see the ball!
Finally, I heard mom shouting to me from the shore and I swam towards her voice (cuz she sounded a little hysterical, so I had to make sure she was OK!)
Well, I got in toward the shore and all that grass came back up on me
At this point, mom is totally freaking out (to be fair, I do think my organs quit working at one point - though I'm no dogtor, but I think she had reason to be a little skeered) So, I walked over and comforted her.
I stood there and let her hold onto me so she could see that I was fine.
I was walking a little slow fur awhile but I'm a tough and hardy ham.
After a half hour or so, I felt just fine.
Back to my old loudmouth ways BOL!
by the fur, that tennis ball is long gone. sads.
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West in peece, tennis ball :( Bedder da ball dan yu, sweet Hammy/Loudmouf Larry/Woxy :D Wow! Yu got wotza names!!
OMGOODNESS! That water is COLD! Ernie & Mom fell in one time and it hurts too breathe! Your lungses were probably all frozen up! Thank Dog You're Sooper Hammy and you made it to the shore okay. Your Mama probably woulda dived in to get you and freezed her heinie off!
I was watching Mama look at your picfurs and she were squealing like a piggie. You are one cute Hammy! Be good, Rox!
Ernie G. are watching you!
OMD!! you had me skeered just reading your story...Im so glad that it didn't end that way for you, but maybe you should hold off on going after the ball in the water. Stay dry!!!
OMD!!!! Thank goodness you are ok!!! I had this happen to me when I was just baby no bigger than a minute...I went diving into a frozen pond. Mom and Lucas came right in after me...Lucas dragged us all in thank dog for him and his big burly strength. You must be careful in that cold water!!! Your dear mother would have heart failure. Good thing you are made of tougher stuff :)
OMD, Roxy... you scared the bejeeeezus out of us! We are so glad you're ok!
I've never played in cold water, heck, I don't play in water PERIOD, so the thought of you being in there was terrible. I'm glad you are okay and didn't drown. I think you should have the humans buy you a new ball.
What was yer peeples finkin? We's dogs not polar bears! Glad youse ok. Jus' 'members, da peeps owes you a tennis ball.
TOO close........ dont do it again
That's too scary. I don't like the water. Please be careful.
Furst, you has your OWN dock divin' place?!!! You is one lucky pup!!! I hasta follow around sum people with a portable dock & pool and watch fur dock divin' events on the infurnet!
Second, save the dock divin' fur warmer weather! I knows what ya means about havin' to gets the ball or frisbee, tho! But you don't wanna kick the bucket in the cold right befure summer and all the water play that comes with that!
Finally, conwagulations on Diary Pick today! Keep up the good woofs!
OMD!!! That is TOOOOO scary! Cold is BAD! BAD BAD BAD!! No more cold water for you! I'll bet if you pray extra loud at night and ask for MORE THAN ONE tennis ball to REPLACE that evil tennis ball, YOU MIGHT GET IT! This cloud has a silver lining!!! More tennis balls!
Maybe you need a life jacket? Lookit my profile pic! I really like mine! You know, kinda.
I jumped in the pool and it was COLD. I haven't wanted to go in since! No no! That was NOT RIGHT!