Saturday, June 25, 2011

Spencer on the Shore

Tail up, happy ears, a big smile and dancing feet.....  Spencer loves everything about the lake, the color of the water, the sun sparkling on the surface, the sound of the waves. 

He circles the bay with us watching for herons, loons and ducks, scans the trees above the gorge for noisy young ravens; he wades up and down the wide shallows by the bridge with gusto before venturing into the deeps to fetch sticks tossed by his admiring parents.

He is a strong swimmer now and confident in deep water. There is never a moment's hesitation about paddling out to seize the projectile of the moment, and he wants us to throw it for hours and hours even.

The idea on a fine sunny afternoon is not just to patrol the shore, cool his furry toes or fetch things - it is a practical scientific demonstration of Archimedes' principle in action.  Just how much lake water can one happy boy displace as he splashes along in the shallows?


Tabor said...

Owners get bored far sooner than the four-legged pals.

Mystic Meandering said...

"Tail up, happy ears, a big smile and dancing feet..." Now wouldn't we all like to feel like that! :)

Lovely dog! And your description of your time at the lake puts me there, splashing right along with him :)

Thanks for the morning stroll around the lake!


Rowan said...

How lovely to see Spencer enjoying himself - he looks a real picture of health and happiness.

the wild magnolia said...

Pure unblemished joy marks a spot in our heart.

Spencer, he is handsome guy, and gleaming in his element.

Beautiful photo, I love coming so close to the real thing.

Blessing and happy weekend.

Livia Indica said...

What a sweet guy! My dogs hate water and I've never had a dog that didn't so it's interesting to hear of a dog who likes water so much.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

He is a beauty....