Monday, July 12, 2010

Everybody into the pool!

It has been brutally hot here in the Capital District! And when i have to force the dogs to go out and it isn't even raining, you KNOW it's not nice out there! But i've found a solution.... I get out there first thing, and fill up the new doggie pool with nice cool water, and they absolutely run out and jump right in!


Well...to be honest, it took a few days for them to be ok with the new pool. And still Gipetto and Zinnia have to be lifted in to cool off. Pollyanna isn't too good at jumping in either as she has those little short puggy/chi legs, and appreciates a lift in... But the Jack Russell Gang just jump right in!

Here's little Honey checking out my feet

And here comes Rubie Dubie!

Geeps likes to watch the younguns splash around

Rubie with a face full of pool water

and here's little Polly waiting for her lift into the cool water

The only down side to this is, those two little Jack Russells jump out of the water, race around the yard, and then wrestle and tumble in the only part of the yard that has no grass... Water plus dirt = mud.... oh well...
Here are Little Honey and Polly playing in the little bit of muddy water that is left in the pool.

When the day is coming to a close i use the leftover water to water the container garden, and set the pool on it's edge to dry for the next day! It's just an easy way to keep the doggies happy here on the Hot Dog Days of Summer!

4 comments:

teddybearswednesday said...

tehe, how cute. x

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Oh that looks gorgeous on a hot Summers day, enjoy!
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Tania said...

My toes, by contrast, are wintry FREEZING even as I type!

Mare said...

Goodness! I never thought i would ever say this but freezing sounds good right now! It's been so incredibly hot here for so long now, everything is wilted and singed! So the pool has been seeing a Lot of action! Even Pollyanna has learned to get in herself without any help! Thanks for visiting and posting everyone!