Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Swimming Lessons

Hello everyone!

Dante here- Mum says that swimming is a great form of exercise for us doggies (if we like the water that is!) especially doggies like me who have a lot of arthritic issues as it takes stress and pressure off our legs & joints. I like to think of it as free natural hydrotherapy-hehe. Luckily enough we live on a peninsular with countless beaches and we live seconds from the Lake District, which kinda explains that abundance of water in the name-so there is no excuse for us not to be swimming, now that the weather is getting warmer that is. Now me and Daisy Boo being crosses of two serious water dogs swimming comes naturally to us. 
 So, BRING IT ON. We always make sure Mum has a ball for us to chase and by chase I mean throw-go-fetch-bring half way back-make Daisy Boo bring it back the rest of the way. 
When swimming in the sea the idea is to show no fear. The waves will sense this and try and soak you. 

Can you even see us two in there? Mum said the waves were getting a bit too rough and called us back for 'our own saftey' pah! 

Okay, okay it was getting a bit rough, maybe Mum was right, bol! and whatever you do when you go swimming, is to pull faces like these two goons.
I know what you are all thinking right, two whole blog posts in the space of a week?, maybe we are on a roll!

Our buddy Max sent us some amazing goodies a few weeks back and we haven't had chance to blog about it yet, but Sampson refuses to give up 'his' kong, and as it current stands the Kong Wubba is the longest living toy in our houses history.
PLEASE go visit our bunny friend Speedy over here, who has given us some wonderful Blog awards. :)



  1. Dante you are a MAJOR OLYMPIC Swimmer fur SURE. THAT looks kinda Scary to US.. WE are glad that YOU like it and that it is very much good fur YOU.
    Did you swim 87 Miles???

  2. Great photos, i love swimming an last year on holiday in the Lakes went swimming in Tarn Hows, Conniston Water and Lake Windermere.


  3. You're such a great swimmer!

  4. Wow! That is some serious swimming those BIG waves! Very impressive!

  5. Whoa!!! Those are some SERIOUS waves!!! Wow! Max would surely not get his paws wet on those!!! OMD! You are soooo lucky to live that close by the water!!! The pups sure think so too!!! Baird is HUGE now, gosh it doesn't seem possible he could get that big that fast!!! Sampson, you know always gives me such huge smiles! Those faces are great!!!! Almost the weekend! Yea!!!

  6. You are very brave to take on those huge waves. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

  7. boy I am a great swimmer, but I gotta say you look like you might be a better swimmer than me. that looks like some rough water.

    I sure would like to give it a try.


  8. Boy you two are great swimmers. Like you we LOVE to swim any chance we can get well we are labradors after all and we love Kong Wubba's they are fantastic for fetching from the water. The photo's are amazing as always From Milo & Jet

  9. You lucky pups. We are green with envy. Enjoy your swims. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  10. That looks like so much fun!!

  11. You guys certainly do love playing in the water:-) Glad you are having fun now the weather is a bit warmer - woofs and licks from Magic xx

  12. We would love to swim in those waves. Love the pictures, especially all of them in the waves.

    the brown dawgs

  13. Those are some rough waves! Wow!

    My guys love to swim as well, but being stubby-legged corgis, it doesn't take much for them to be bowled over in the ocean. Lake swimming is much more to their liking!

  14. Wow, you are awfully brave - we darent even dip our toes in the sea!
    Wonderful pictures, they really capture the dog's exuberence.
    Lynne x

  15. Great pictures! We have tried to interest the collies in swimming, with little success. Maybe we should show them your pictures!

  16. I've only gone "swimming" in those kiddy pools (I have really short legs!) but I can't say I enjoyed it very much. Those waves look like they'll swallow me in an instant!
    You guys did have loads of fun!


  17. Holy Cow!! Those waves were bigger than Dante!!! BOL
    I sure am glads you two have swimmin' genes, you do look like professionals hehehe
    Butts Dante and Baird sure look like they were havin' a blast runnin' on the shore...that would be my kind of thing.
    FABulous day altogether guys!!

  18. Wow those are big waves. My dad takes me swimming weekly to an indoor pool. The water is pretty warm, about 92 degrees and yes, your mom's right. Swimming takes the weight off my front end and relieves the bit of arthritis that I have too. I don't think that I could handle those waves though...

  19. Seaside swimming and sunny blue skies finally - you guys must be in paradise xx

  20. Dante....
    I'm back!! At last, I am finished working on Little Miss Secretive Writing Project!! It feels so very good to be back soaring through Blogville again!! ;)
    My first girl, Shadow, was a German Shepherd/Golden Retriever cross. She would run halfway into a lake, then just stand there!! Silly girl!! My Dad jokingly said that only Shadow's bottom half was "water dog!!" Hee, hee, hee.... ;op
    Love, Raelyn.... Plus Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

  21. fun. fun fun fun-i closed my eyes and pretended to be there with you. thanks for the cool break, it's really hot in california today. glad to see you had so much fun. waggles and hugs

  22. Oh i love swimming. Even if the water does be really cold sometimes! BOL! I is careful of the rough waves though.
    ~Lickies, Ludo

  23. What fun in the water!

    Stop on by for a visit

  24. dante! You look so majestic in those waves! Almost like a elegant stallion! Glad you guys had fun!!!! xoxoxo kirby andleah

  25. We live over the road from the beach so I love swimming.. You guys look like you are having such fun xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie


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