Saturday, June 30, 2007

It is really me!

I know you have to look close but it really is me in that water. I know I am scared to go into the deep water but when it isn't deep I can really get wet. Doesn't this look like fun?
Well it continues to rain here in Texas. My bowl outside is again full which means another 4 inches of rain has fallen in the last couple of day. It doesn't look good for a puppy that wants to go to the lake. The weatherman is predicting rain for the next 5 days.. When will it ever stop?

Friday, June 29, 2007

Fighting with Dad

Look at me fighting with Dad. Dad through the stick this time but I didn't think he should have it so we fought. I almost pulled Dad right into the water. Of course I won, Dad gave up. I guess Dad didn't want to be pulled into the water. I think Dad would have looking pretty funny in the water with me...

Thursday, June 28, 2007

I got it!

I told you Mom had a picture of me getting that stick. I can really make a splash. That stick just can't get away from me. Chasing stick is so much fun... I bet you would never have guessed what a big splash a blue heeler could make. I so enjoy chasing those sticks...

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Look at me go!

I really love to chase sticks into the water. Mom caught me in action. I was just zooming after that stick. Mom doesn't think it really does me justice but I think she did a great job at catching me in action. I run as fast as I can after that stick and dive for it once I get to it... She has another picture she will show you tomorrow with me diving... Wow I love the lake...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

It's is raining again

Look at my dish. Mom emptied this just yesterday so as you can see the rain has continued to come down. It looks like we have had about 4 inches of rain since yesterday afternoon. I am really afraid now that the lake will be so full that they will close the park and I won't be able to go swimming this weekend..
Mom said she sure hopes that her new bug floats like they advertised the old bugs did. She thinks that maybe she needs a paddle as a standard option in the bug.

Monday, June 25, 2007

I guess the lake is up!

As you can see the lake is up quite a bit. This sign is usually out of the water but now it is not. It is raining here again today so the lake will continue to rise. I am guessing they may close the parks soon if this continues. We went over to the other park on Sunday and many of the pavilions were under water. I sure hope it quits soon or there will be no place for a blue heeler to swim.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Mom I lost my stick

I lost my stick so I decided to be creative. I thought that if I stood on this log in the middle of the lake I could get closer to it. I could see it but it was just to deep for me. After about 5 minutes of trying to get closer and barking at it it finally floated in so I could grab it. Mom thinks I am one goofy dog but ha it worked...

Saturday, June 23, 2007

The lake is really up now

With all the rain we have had the lake has really come up. As you can see a lot of the mature trees are already in the water. They are predicting rain again for the next few days so it will continue to rise. Of course blue heelers don't mind that means there is just more water for them to play in. The big problem is all those giant sticks that keep washing up on the shore. They are to big to move so I have to run around them to fetch a nice stick. Then I have a really hard time decided which stick to bring mom... Oh the decisions we must make!!!!

Friday, June 22, 2007

beautiful lake

See how beautiful the lake is. The lake is up again but as you can see the drift wood has drifted up onto the shore. It is great that the lake is up but
we could do without all the trash that has decide to make a home here. Mom thinks it looks really bad but I don't mind lots of really nice sticks wash up on shore. Those are the best sticks around since they make for good throwing and retrieving.. See mom they aren't so bad..

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Cool picture

Mom thought that the waves crashing on the shore were pretty interesting so she took this cool picture of the waves.. As you can see the lake is up again as the rocks at almost underwater..
It rained a bit again today so the lake continues to rise leaving less room for the blue heeler to play..
Of course I don't mind since blue heelers love to play in the water also.. ya let me play.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ain't I a handsome devil

Look at this handsome dog! Mom took my picture while we were at the lake. As you can see I am quite the happy dog. Mom says I am always smiling which makes everyone happy. See I still have my collar on which means some other people showed up. Darn I wish those other people would just stay home so I can run and run and play in the lake without this nasty collar... Maybe this weekend everyone will stay home so I can again run wild..

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Look I am shaking..

Here I am at the Lake again out in the water. Mom had to laugh since I did my shaking while I was still in the water. I guess I am a pretty silly dog. Mom caught me in mid shake. I look pretty funny don't I? It seems that mom is able to freeze time with her fancy new camera. Notice all the water that is flying off me. I am one goofy dog...

Monday, June 18, 2007

Look it quit raining!

We had an entire weekend of rain here in Texas. Finally the rain quit about 4 o'clock so Mom and Dad took me to the Lake. It got kind of hot while we were there so I quickly ran down to the Lake to cool off. I found this BIG slick but I couldn't figure out how to bring it back to Mom. Mom told me it was just to big of a stick for a 50 pound blue heeler to drag to shore.. I certainly made a good effort to get that stick..

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Look it is Woody Packer!

We heard something while at the lake Friday night. There was a tap tap tap. Mom saw him first. It was Woody Packer or at least that is what Sis used to call them. Mom was quite a ways away and even with standing on the picnic table under the tree she could not get to close. We will have to ask Grandma Irma if it is a Pilliated Woodpecker! He seemed really happy just sitting there pecking away..

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Look at how deep it is

Mom threw the stick for me and look at how deep I had to go to get it. I think I was swimming my feet were NOT touching. I got that stick. Mom did throw a few that I did not get. Then I would just run as deep as I thought was safe and bark at it. Mom even left me down by the Lake one time just barking at that stick. I turned around and she was gone. Of course I ran after her as fast as I could with water flying everywhere. Dad thinks it is pretty comical to see me running after Mom.
I am not a a Momma's boy... well maybe just a bit

Friday, June 15, 2007

Look at this thing

Look at the weird looking bug we found at the lake. I am not really sure what it is but Mom got a really good picture of it. Dad told me and Mom what it was but I really do not remember it's name. I tried to play with it but all I managed to do was knock his leg off. As you can see he is missing one of his back legs. Mom managed to get him on the tree before I could do him anymore damage. Wow what you can see at the lake...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Look at how pretty the lake is!

Mom took this great picture at the lake on Saturday. It was rather hot but the lake was beautiful. The sun was shinning and the lake was calm even though the air was pretty HOT. Doesn't it look beautiful? Just the right weather for dogs to go swimming and chase sticks..
It is supposed to rain this Saturday which Mom is really hoping for to cool the air but I am sure the weather man will be wrong again.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

What is up there?

While at the lake I was just looking around and I noticed something up there! I checked it out but I never did figure out what it was. So what really was up there? I don't think mom will ever really know. As you can see blue heelers are just curious like cats...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Look at me!

Wow the lake is great. I was chasing a stick for Mom and I lost it. I know mom threw it but I just can't seem to find it. It has to be here some place. I kept looking but I never found it Mom had to finally throw another stick.
It was nice out here swimming though.. I could spend the entire day here at the lake looking for that lost stick.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Look at my Sister

Sis went with us to the lake on Saturday afternoon. Mom caught her unaware. I don't think she was to
happy having her picture taken.
Sis, Mom and I went for a long walk. Mom took her back to our favorite place at the lake where there was no one else around. We went down to the lake so I could take a little swim which I really enjoyed since it was very hot out. The quick swim really did cool me off.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Look at the family!

Yesterday Momma duck had her ducklings out for a swim. This must be how Momma duck tires her family out. They all follow mom where ever she goes. I guess those little ducklings do not know how to fetch a stick.. Do you suppose Momma duck could teach them how to fetch a stick..
We had a pretty hot day today at the Lake. I think that the Texas Summer has arrived. I was just plane hot and humid out. I did play in the water to keep me cool..

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Whole lot of shaking going on!

We just got back from the lake. Of course we had to go to the Vet first. Mom and Dad thought I had better get some more flea and tick medicine with all the trips to the lake we have had.
Mom and I played fetch the stick out of the Lake. Mom caught me shaking. As you can see there is a whole lot of shaking going on. Mom thinks it is funny to blur me as I am shaking... I look pretty funny here but it sure feels great!

Friday, June 08, 2007

check out the waves!

Look at these waves.. Mom caught me checking out the waves while we were at the lake. They looked so cool splashing on shore. Mom was actually trying to just get a picture of the waves but I jumped into the picture. Mom said it was a great picture if I was not in it but, what does she know I am so handsome... I will let her try and get another picture this weekend. Then I will get to go to the Lake again... Ya

Thursday, June 07, 2007

That is one big duck

Look at the big duck we found at the lake. Mom said it wasn't a duck at all it was a heron. Mom caught him in flight. He was so beautiful flying around the lake. They do not seem to swim like ducks they dive down and grab fish right out of the water. I wonder what fish really taste like. Maybe someday mom will bring me a fish to try..

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The lake was beautiful

As you can see the Lake was beautiful this past weekend.. The lake is up and everything is so green from all the rain we have had. I just hope that it continues to rain this summer so everything stays that way. Being in Texas the rain will soon stop and it will just get hot and turn brown but a dog can hope..

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

I got it

Mom and I were playing at the lake again. She caught me getting that stick before this one got to deep for me to get. This one was almost to deep as you can see I got all wet. Mom said I was actually swimming this time. I was paddling my feet and I survived. Maybe this weekend I will be a bit more braver and actually enjoy the swim..

Monday, June 04, 2007

Where is my stick

Mom was throwing the stick for me while we were at the lake on Sunday. She just happen to throw the stick a little to deep for me so I climbed on this log to see where it had went. I tried barking at it to get it to come at me but it just wasn't listening to me. Mom says I am a big chicken since I will not retrieve the stick if I can no longer touch bottom. Mom ended up using 3 sticks since 2 of them went to deep for me. Maybe some day I will learn how to swim..

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Another rainy day in Texas

Well it is another rainy day here in Texas. As you can see I am dreaming of the fun I had chasing the stick and shaking at the lake on Friday. Mom said "there was a whole lot of shaking going on"
She caught me looking pretty goofy as I was shaking...
Where is the sunshine?

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Sure was hot out!

It was a very hot evening so as you can see I decided to lounge in the mud puddle. Of course Dad said I had to go down to the lake for a swim before I could go home. He didn't want that dirty dawg in his truck.. Mom did make sure I went for a swim.. Oh Dad I didn't mind at all..

Friday, June 01, 2007

What is it Mom

We went to the lake today. It was a very nice day. No rain for the first time in about a week. I really enjoyed jumping into the lake to cool off. Here Mom caught me trying to figure out what was in there. Mom figured out that it just was waves slapping on the shore. It sure had me intrigued though. You never know what is in that lake. It might have been a huge fish trying to get me...