(Technically, Bear is not completely naked in these pics, since he is wearing a collar.)
It's Monday and I thought you might be needing a chuckle ... you know how Mondays can be.
So, let's begin with a tutorial on dog tossing. Below you will find a collage demonstrating proper Labrador Lobbing procedures.
Upper Left: Lift
Lower Left: Toss
Upper Right: Clean entry
Lower Right: Splashdown
There were so many fun moments with Bear at Hagen's Cove last week that I cheated and collaged them for efficiency.
Just click on either collage to get a bigger view.
Bear did a lot of swimming that day so we would scoop him up and give him a rest from time to time. Junior took this seriously and felt a need to hold him like a big baby (lower left corner). Emma chose the comforting, water supported hug hold ... and who can blame her, this dog is huge.
I like all these pics of course ... they are my kids and my dog, but I love his expression in the top center pic.
We had just got into the water, and it was a new experience to be in so much dog deep water. He was pressed close to me with an expression I've seen before on my human children when we were about to whitewater raft down the Nolichucky River Gorge in Tennesee several years ago.
Sort of a ...
"I trust you, but is this going to be okay?
And finally, the video above. Some Mondays need stronger medicine than just some cute kid/dog pics, so I present,"Bear vs The White Devil".
Here's how the video came about...
My college buddy Dave was down for the weekend to deal with some contractors regarding a log home he is going to build. It was late afternoon and we were in the kitchen preparing a Chinese stirfry supper when we noticed Bear acting squirrelly, but we didn't see what was causing it.
Dave was chopping Chinese goodies and I was standing in front of the kitchen window texting a teacher buddy of mine about the proposed course schedule for this year. When I stopped texting to see what was causing Bear to be so animated, he stopped chasing whatever it was.
I thought it must be some bug that had flown in, and didn't give it much more thought.
When I answered a text, he started up again.
AND THAT IS WHEN WE SAW IT.
When I held my cell phone up to text as I stood in front of the window, the late day sunlight bounced off my phone and onto the wall ... and Bear immediately gave chase.
Once we knew what he was after, I grabbed the camera and ... well, you've watched the video by now so you know.
I hope you got a little chuckle out of it like we did.
Just click on it throughout the day as work piles up and things won't seem quite so bad.