'The true Soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because He loves what is behind him.' -G. K. Chesterton

06 August 2011

Angus And Water

I still haven't gotten Angus back out to the lake. He's got a small eye infection that I don't want to exacerbate so probably not until next week. It's been hotter than a well diggers ass though so liquid coolant was still called for. Taking a page from Brigid and Barkley we bought a small wading pool.
He was hesitant at first. I think the fishies on the bottom were throwing him off but soon enough he was happily splashing around.
I tossed in some toys so he'd have something to chase around but I think he was mostly just interested in cooling off. And drinking the pretty dirty pool water. I couldn't get a picture of it but he'll grab one of his impromptu chew toys, bring it to the pool and toss it in. Must make it taste better. Doggie Tea I expect. Puppies.
You're looking at a very happy puppy. Please note the Duck trainer in the water with him. Loves the thing.
We took him to the vet on Wednesday and he's 18.2 pounds. That's over 11 pounds in 4 weeks. He's progressing nicely and is happy and healthy. I'll have another post up on Wednesday detailing whether or not we met the challenge I set for his pre-school training.

Have a great weekend everyone and if it's hot where you live just take a page from Angus' book and go for a nice soak. It'll do you wonders and it carries the coveted Angus Recommendation. 4 Paws up!

Six

7 comments:

Brigid said...

awwwww. Pool time. I'm taking Barkley on up to the Northern part of the state this next weekend and will let him swim in the BIIIGGGG pond.

Six said...

Isn't he cute? You guys have a good time Brigid.
Angus and I thank you for that very timely pool post. I'd never have thought of it myself. Probably due to the many and varied head injuries I've suffered over the years. Concussions. God's way of telling you that was probably a stupid thing to do.

innominatus said...

Kinda off the subject, but once I tried to use one of those kiddie pools as a raft. Umm, yeah... Not recommended.

Six said...

Inno, you have got to post that story. It needs to be told.

instinct said...

Your pup weighs as much as my son, and is almost as cute :D

Six said...

Thanks Instinct. And both are gaining weight at about the same rate I reckon. That boy is going to eat me out of house and home!

instinct said...

Same here, but it's worth it!