July 3rd 2011 10:14 pm
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I've been in Wisconsin the last couple of days.
Saturday Pops took me out there after he dropped Momma and the girls off at work.
They were bored and I was barefoot and crazy. Pops and I had a great boys day out. We went to the cottage and did all the things boys love to do.
We hung out outside, fixed things, cut the grass, ate pizza, passed around a couple of bottles...of water...it was hotter than a open campfire 'round here. I also got to wade in the water --which I love to do, and came out smelling like fish and chased the geese that thought our property was the next coolest hang out.
Today we went back with the lil ladies and did it all over again...okay only the pizza was the same.
This time we let the ladies pick some of the activities. So, after romping 'round with the ladies and showing the new addition to the pack, Paisley, around the cottage I was forced to try my hand at swimming at the beach.
We took the boat 'round the lake and took it to the beach with safety in mind we had on our life vests --except for Paisley who doesn't own one.
I was wading as I do and Pops thought it was a good idea to make me come deeper in the water. I did not think this was a good idea so I ignored his calls and stayed mid chest deep. Then Momma waded up to me and coaxed me by the life vest to go deep. I walked a little ways but then I stopped and went still. This usually would have stopped her or at least make her huff at the unusual amount of weight she'd have to drag 'round but this stinkin' life vest made me light light light and even though I tucked in my legs and went completely still I was easily moved through the water 'til I was much deeper than I prefer to be.
I was released and forced to make my way back to shore by swimming. I did fine but I wasn't happy with either of my folks...or the two siblings of mine who were frolicking around me like ducks. Okay, to be honest Paisley took to swimming like a duck. That girl is good at everything. Ruby splashed around like a fool, BOL. She looked like a cat trying to stay a-float, LMTO!!!
If you've never seen that it is one thing that is always laugh out loud funny. Momma's got some scratches on her again from swimming with her. I was much more graceful than Ruby.
Ruby got jealous of Paisley's good paddlin' skills and dunked her under pleanty of times to prove she's nothing special. That was funny, too. Ruby is vindictive sometimes, believe me. Paisley tried to get even and do the same from time to time but she was unsuccessful.
Pops thought we all should take off our vests eventually and we learned to swim without them too.
I eventually came a bit around and swam with the girls and Pops but not much. I like to keep my toes on the ground but I did go out deeper so they would think I was swimming a bit more. I did alot of ignoring them too. At one point Pops was literally swimming 'round me in circles making the Jaws theme music but I didn't want to give him the satifaction of my attention.
All in all a great day.
P.S. I still got to chase the geese again and I found a turtle that I kept fetching for Momma. She thought it was adorable. Then she let my turtle go free. She said, "First you bring home a ki-ki and now you want a turtle? Sorry, Dukey."
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WOW, Duke!! Pawsumest weekend E-B-E-R, dood!! Hab a gwate 4th ob July, my fwiend :D
Thanks Buddy Z.
I'd be jealous of me. It really was the greatest weekend fun ever. Hope you're doing alright with all these fireworks going off.
We are all doing good. Not scared at our new place.
Good job with the swimming. Sometimes you just have to give in a little with the folks so they leave you alone.
It sounds like you had a great time with Dad. Sometimes the boys just need to get away.
You are so right, Riley.
We really did have fun.