Friday, July 10, 2009

French Dip

Since almost any summer day is a hot day as far as Brutus is concerned, so I thought a pool would be a great way to cool off.  I put some water in it for the first time last week, thinking he'd get the idea & hop right in.  Not.  
The part Brutus liked best was barking at the hose & taking a drink out of what he saw as a very large water bowl.  Duncan, my old JR, loved to swim in his younger days & hopped right in after not having seen water for a few years.  Even with only an inch or two of water & Duncan's demonstration, it took me 10-15 minutes to convince Brutus that he was supposed to jump in.  Maybe he thought it was an outdoor version of a bath, as he isn't fond of that activity either.  
We've heard that Frenchies aren't good swimmers - but they make usually make great waders & splashers!  After I threw a few treats in (they sunk) Brutus finally got in splashed around a little in order to get the sunken treasures.  I don't think swimming will be on his "top 10" list in near future, but I hope that eventually he'll learn that it's a "cool" idea!

What's this??  Looks suspicious...

A green snake!  And it's spitting water!!  
Cue barking frenzy...

I know I'm a thirsty boy, but why do we need such a big water bowl out here?

Duncan : Outta my way, kid...  Let me show you how it's done!

OK, OK - I'm in.  Remind me - what was it about this that I'm supposed to enjoy?

Oh - bobbing for treats!  Now there's something I can get into!

PS - I just re-titled this blog, have to give credit to Bonnie (of ScrapsofMe) for such clever thinking!!  Thanks for your comment :)


Ziggy Stardust said...

I am with you Brutus, except for drinking stay as far away from that evil water as you can. I hope your treats tasted good.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Martine said...

I think Sugar would react the same way... my parents girl Bailey HATES the summer pool.... but boy did my old boy Sherman LOVE IT! He'd play soccer in the pool, it was so cute. I have a picuter of him in the pool on my blog. I miss him!

Brutus looks so cute, as usual!!!

xo sugar & martine

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We just got a pool but haven't got to try it out yet - we are not sure what we will do.

Have a Fantastic Friday.
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

SEDONA said...

Yay Brutus! Good for you for getting in the pool! Maybe you'll really like the water once you get used to it.
Your pal,

Bijou said...

Hi Brutus,

You are like me, only get in the water if bribed. Banjo won't get in our pool unless mom puts him in! Have fun fishing those treats out!

Wags & wiggles,

ScrapsofMe said...

Is that what is called a FRENCH DIP?


Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

very cool - we love the water weither it is ocean - the big human pool or our little pool - all water is good

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Oskar said...

Mimiature schnauzers like me are supposed to enjoy swimming, but I never did take to the pool my people got me. I was afraid that any moment someone would whip out the dog shampoo!!