Monday, September 6, 2010

Our Labor Day Picnic

Today is Labor Day. It's a holiday for working people. We're working dogs, so it's probably a holiday for us, too.

Mom and Dad had hot dogs and potato salad for lunch today. Mom let each of us have a little of hers. Then she told us we could have our very own picnic outside.

We waited forever.

Finally, Dad came out with our bowls.

We were jumping up trying to see what was in the bowls.

He wasn't telling us what to expect.

He just kept walking over to the tree.

This was so exciting!

What could be in those bowls? Could it be more potato salad?

I, Norma Jean, was trying to get a sneak peek at what we were having as a treat.

Here I was saying "please tell us, Dad", but he wouldn't say.

Everybody was getting really excited and we were jumping up and down.

Then he started handing out the bowls.

It was watermelon! One of our favorites.

Tess could hardly wait for her bowl.

This tastes great!

This was a good surprise.

Dad had some for Tsar even though he doesn't usually eat watermelon.

Dad asked Tsar to try it and Tsar said he would.

Dad gave him a little piece and Tsar ate it.

Look, Tsar is asking for more.

Dad kept feeding Tsar little pieces of watermelon.

I think he liked it.

Wow, Tsar says he likes it a lot.

We were all asking to help with the last few pieces.

Morgan and Noah always take their time and savor their food. The rest of us eat as fast as we can and go looking for more.

We cleaned out the last bowl and licked off Dad's hand. Then we were done. We all think Labor Day is a pretty good holiday.

Go over to Dogs-N-More and check out a great post by Laurie of Dog Foster Mom Blog. She writes about her experiences living and working with deaf dogs. It'll give us some good ideas whether we're living with an aging dog who's starting to lose it's hearing or if we're considering adopting a dog or puppy that has hearing issues.

The next post is #500, so leave your comments to be entered in the mystery prize giveaway.


Maggie Mae said...

Oh what a happy day AND you all gots watermelons too!

Happy Labor Day Everybodys!

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Stella said...

I think it is sooo cool that Dog Dad finally got Tsar to eat watermelon.

Me, I don't eat it yet, but its been offered and I might surprise my Mom just like Tsar did. Would you please tell Tsar I like him.


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I cannot think of a more perfect way to enjoy and celebrate the holiday and last day of summer than with cool delicious watermelon!!

Emma Rose said...

Happy Labor Day! I never tasted watermelon. I will have to ask for some :)

Emma Rose

Marjie said...

Oh, happy day! Watermelon! So glad Tsar finally enjoyed it, too.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Somehow we just knew it was going to be watermelon!!! And good for Tsar, he just likes to be pampered with small pieces and hand feeding:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

scotsmad said...

Looks like no more extra bits of melon from Tsar's bowl in the future. Maybe he just likes to be hand fed.

We always love photos of the gang. It's a wonder they didn't trip Dad up and get the melon themselves.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Benny and Lily said...

What a great Labor Day. We see Paw has all the goodies. Hope they were yummE
Benny & Lily

Life with 5 dogs said...

Looks like everyone really loves that Watermelon. We sure hope you had a great Labor Day.

Lorenza said...

Sure you all enjoyed the watermelon!
Fresh, sweet, juicy.... hmmmm.... I want some too!
Happy Labor Day!
Kisses and hugs

♥I am Holly♥ said...

It sounds like a wonderful day!!! Holly doesn't like watermelon yet. Maybe small doses of it would work! We're glad Tsar liked it finally! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Anny said...

Watermelons are always a wonderful treat for a holiday or any other day :) Hope you have a good day with the boys and girls :)

gMarie said...

We had rain and there were no picnics and no walking outside although the people had hambergers and baked beans. Mom's also making a cake - I bet we won't get any of that either! Beau

LizzieJane said...

What a great doggie Labor day! I was so happy to see Tsar eating the watermelon. Maybe now he has decided that it tastes great he will want more!

Scrabblequeen said...

Oh you lucky dogs! We didn't have a picnic today...seems dad had to go to work, again! Maybe Tsar just needs to be hand fed watermelon to truly appreiciate it?
Woofs. Sasha and Misty

Maggie and Mitch said...

We guessed that it was watermelon and it really was! We are so thrilled that you guys got some and we're happy to hear that Tsar is liking it too!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Nichole said...

Such a happy pack! Love all the pics!

Channon said...

What fun! We have a baby watermelon in the fridge that I think I'll share with the girls tonight...

Dianne said...

We want to come to your house for the next holiday! You always have such fun!

Emma, Cooper and Tara

Zona said...

I just love seeing pictures of your snack time when you're ALL together!!

Congrats on number 499! Hehe..


BlogDog said...

It's great to have watermelon, especially when you're in a sunny day! Can't wait for the 500th post!! We'll be entering!