Saturday, January 16, 2016

Critters enjoying cooler weather

Earlier this week I posted about my daily [early morning] walks with the dogs on the golf course; specifically about the day after our first decent summer rains. This was on Face Book so I decided to share it here again! 

 For the first time in a year, the water hazard / dam on the golf course had water in it. I love the reflection of the dogs! 
 Bounding through the water - Eddy ears flapping, mouth open in a doggy smile and Skabenga grinning from ear to ear! 
 Eddy shows Skabenga the ropes of swimming! 
 Hello Mum, Eddy sunk a bit! 
 Afterwards running along the muddy banks which were hard dry the day before!

 I love the bridges spanning the little brook which now has water in it! 
 A farm implement in the long grass made for a good photo subject 
 Skabenga, who now weighs more than 40kg, stands here in a typical Labrador pose

 Back home while it was so hot, Skabenga had his big bath to plodge in 
 He splashes the water up under his tummy to cool off 
 Plodging is serious business! 
Sitting around the corner on the patio, we can the water splashing wildly;  we immediately jump up and shut the security door into the entertainment lounge! 
 Cape Robin-chat on the bird bath
Crested Barbet on a pole many meters away in Amanda's yard. I was pleased to see that the photo came out reasonably clearly 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here

Happy Saturday to you all! 


  1. Skabenga has grown into a beautiful Lab. The 2 dogs seem to get onvery well. Love the 2 birds. Have a great weekend Jo. Glad you liked the photo of you card.

  2. Wonderful photos! It's fun to see dogs playing and enjoying themselves. And they never seem to feel the cold water.

  3. Hello Jo, I love the shots of your dogs running in the water. They look like they are having so much fun. Skabenga is a beautiful Labrador. Pretty birds and photos. The Crested Barbet is gorgeous. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  4. What beautiful photos! I love the doggy reflections in the water. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  5. What fun to see the dogs playing together. And I love the commentary that goes with it!

  6. every single photo today is amazing. i love them all, the reflections of the dogs are so cool. they are having a blast. Jake sinks and can't swim, i think he would love plodging or walking in water like this.. so glad to see all that water

  7. I do love your photos of the doggies having fun together and enjoying the cooler weather!!! And I'm sure the doggies aren't the only ones enjoying it!! Always great to get a break -- here in Oregon we're all tired of the day after day rain and gray skies for the last month!! I hope all of you are enjoying your weekend!!

  8. so very cute to see the pups play!

  9. Our late Lab' Monty would dive into any available water; he loved it. However, he never went into the pool; either he knew it was forbidden, or he didn't like the smell of Chlorine. I'd love to know which.

  10. Fun-loving happy dogs! Enjoyed the series. Loved the farm implement and the two beautiful birds as well.


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