Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Fourth of July

Happy holiday to all our US readers. We're having a very busy day.

When we went out this morning, Dad got our wading pool out and brought the hose over. Today's a hot day so some cool water sounded like a good idea.

Wait girls, we can't all get in at the same time. The pool is too little.

Oh oh, here come Norma Jean, the splashing queen.

Samba thought it would OK to get in with Norma Jean.

There she goes.

Where did everybody go? No one wants to be near Norma Jean when she starts paddling.

Sky says, "Can't you make her stop?"

Dad thought up something for the rest of us to do while Norma Jean splashed.

This was a good idea. Chasing paper airplanes is always fun.

Samba got a chance to get wet when Norma Jean was distracted.

A wet dog is a happy dog around here.

Here's our chance to play in the water.

She's back again.

Throw another airplane, Dad.

Bailey, you dropped your monkey, but it's OK, Tsar will watch it for you.

Bailey is busy chasing airplanes.

After we catch them, we tear them up.

Morgan eats hers.

While the girls were all busy with their airplanes, I decided to check out the pool.

Lola came to see what I was doing.

Wait a minute, this is my turn. Those pushy girls are back again.

Look who's back throwing water all around.

The girls got the zoomies and raced all around the yard.

Mom said it was a good way for them to dry off. Then we went inside for a little while.

Dad said he had a treat for us. I wonder what it is.

Last year they put the watermelon in the big pink tub, but Mom said some of us were pigs and others didn't get their share, so this year they put the pieces in our bowls.

Here we come!

The watermelon is sweet and cold. It tastes great on a hot day.

Everybody has their own share.

Noah is a slow eater.

The girls gobble theirs down fast.

It got pretty quiet while we were all eating.

Mine tasted great.

Tsar wouldn't eat it from his bowl, so Dad threw him a couple pieces.

He put them down on the ground and sniffed them.

I'm sorry, but I don't like it.

Tsar's funny about food. Sometimes he doesn't eat at all and sometimes he'll only eat certain things. Sky and I finished up the pieces that Tsar didn't want and Morgan got the ones on the ground. They tasted pretty good to us.

This has been a super weekend so far. How are you all spending your holiday?


Zona said...

You all look like you're having a fantastical time!!! What kind of pup is Tsar? He looks a wee bit like my sister!

Happy 4th!


Lola and also Franklin, too said...

You are always at a pawty, aren't you? I mean there are enough of you for good times all the time. I'm with Tsar. I'm a picky and whimsical eater. We're having a fairly quiet 4th here. Some people are away. Some have to work. All I care about is there are still enough here to keep me company and play with me when I need a good wrestle. It's pretty nice, actually.

wags, Lola

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a GREAT Fourth of July you had!!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Marjie said...

I just caught up on both your weekend posts; you guys have been busy! We roasted marshmallows last night. thor just gets graham crackers, but those make him happy. The firecrackers around us don't make him happy, but he won't go inside without his boys. Tonight it will be more of the same, but with watermelon added. Happy 4th of july, you all (including Bailey's monkey)!

Lorenza said...

Nothing better than a splashing day and delicious watermelon to enjoy!
Happy Independence Day!
Kisses and hugs

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

OMD, Norma Jean is water crazy:) She needs a lake all to herself. It was good to see Tsar today. He and Phantom are so much alike - but Phantom won't even touch watermelon.

Hope you are all enjoying your day.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Pippen said...

Looks like you guys have a great time together! Have fun for the rest of the weekend!

Sam and Pippen

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

NOT want to eat!!!! We just do NOT get that.

We enjoyed watching everyone getting in the water and chasing paper planes. Of course, we LOVE zoomies and zoomies-when-wet is extra special.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

PeeS. We'll have to try watermelon when it gets hot.

soulbrush said...

what a great time with the paddling pool, maggie was doing the same as you today.but she didn't get to eat such yummy watermelon

Janet said...

Looks like a great way to celebrate the Fourth! Sydney agrees with Tsar - she tried watermelon last night but wasn't terribly interested.

Happy 4th of July!

Molly the Airedale said...

Norma Jean sure doesn't like to share the pool much, does she?!
yummmmmmmm - we love watermelon! We think it's a great way to cool off too!
Happy 4th, guys!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That sure looks like lots of fun! The water looks wonderful! Tsar must be like Holly with food. I gave her some watermelon today and she spit it out! It's very hot here so we are staying inside. Happy July 4th!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Maggie Mae and Max said...

What could be better than watermelons on a hot day...yum!
Still not sure about the pool, my mom and dad bought me one today and I have yet to go in it. :)

Happy July 4th!

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

little princess Luna~ said...

hehehehe--you are not called "water dogs" for nothing. and YAY for watermelon--i love watermelon too. :)


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What a super celebration!!

Happy July 4th

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

SissySees said...

Lovely way to celebrate! The girls are currently napping; they were very busy last night helping their Dadaw grill...

gMarie said...

It appears that Fudge has taken over the blog. I love it! He has a very nice style when he isn't picking on his human mom.

Well my dogs aren't getting that kidsof fun at all! They got walks and walks, but it's so cold here I'm actually considering turning the heat on - on July 5th! g

booahboo said...

You all sure have a lot of fun Fudge. Your mommy and daddy are such wonderful people.. they make so much time to play with you. And melons too! They are the best on warm days :) Happy Independence Day Fudge & Gang and to you too Sue and hubby too.

Anonymous said...

What fun! It looks like your little gang are having a wonderful holiday :>) I never thought of giving Charli watermellon. I am going to try it. Happy Fourth of July!!!!

the teacher's pets said...

Looks like everyone had a great time playing and dipping in the pool. How awesome is a Watermelon on such a hot day!

the many Bs said...

you fluffers had a great holiday! water, airplanes, and watermellon sounds wonderful. we have never had paper airplanes or watermellon. we're putting those on our list!

we're glad you had fun!


Dexter said...

I noticed a distinct change in the color of the water as the day wore on. Goodness, dirty dogs. And I am surprised there is any water left in there at all after you all got in there and soaked it into your furs. Seems like quite the party.


P.S. I visited this bloggy and saw a doggie with a paralyzed face. Maybe you guys know something to help him.

Dianne said...

You guys really know how to celebrate! We are jealous - mommy didn't do anything like that for us...

Emma, Tara and Cooper

Thor and Jack said...

Looks like you all had a pawsome time!

LizzieJane said...

Water, Watermelon, 4th of July and PWD's. Perfect! What a lovely way to spend the fourth.

Lapdog Creations said...

What great FUN... and awesome pics!!!! My pack is jealous!

Kellee the Caffeinated said...

great photos!!! looks like so much fun!!! mom makes me put on an embarassing life vest when i go in the water! probably because i am a little smushyfaced pug... not a waterdog!