Thursday, July 02, 2009

WARNING: Exploding Labrador Retrievers

A few days ago, powerful thunderstorms spewing lightning like clouds on crack, rumbled across PFHQ.
Lightning so close there was a frog's hair gap between flash and bang. The kind of lightning storm that makes you late for work, because to dash a hundred feet to the truck in THAT, would be suicidal and dieing in the name of promptness is a stupid way to go.
It rained too ... YES, YES, OHHHHH YEESSSSSSSS!
... we really like rain here.

Lots and lots of rain ... the bucket o'meter of hydrological science reported about 6+ inches.

When the storms passed and the rain stopped, we went out to find ...

... a pond puddle! We weren't the first to find it. The spadefoot toads were already amphibicuddling up in it by the time we walked down there. (that's an upcoming post)

Bear had his usual reaction to dihydrogen monoxide. Almost immediately, upon contact with the strange liquid, he exploded.

Talk about your coiled springs ... can you sense the power in that photo above?


There was some traditional stick fetching, but mostly he zoomed around and around the elongated bowl of the pond excavation, being sure to dash through the water on every lap.
We just stood by in awe, laughing, and happy to be circumnavigated by such joyous energy as he flew past us again and again.


Perhaps, ... instead of "Bear", we should have named him "Sodium".


16 comments:

threecollie said...

What a happy, happy dog! So delightful to see... I just can't wait for the spade foot toads. They occur in this region, but not right here, so I have never seen one.
However, you must be exceedingly careful of that dihydrogen monoxide stuff....watch here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkcxSWErLvA

Kittikity said...

Me thinks you should get bear a girlfriend..

lisa said...

Don't you just love to watch them play in the dihydrogen monoxide!! They are defiantly intertainment!!

Dani said...

He is such a beautiful, playful Bear!

Mark said...

I had a dog that loved water like that. When she saw a lake her face would light up (yes, even in dogs you can tell when a face lights up). She would run up and down in the shallows of a lake for as long as I would let her.

Sayre said...

Awww... Bear is pure lab!

Pablo said...

There's nothing nicer to see than a happy dog. Good to see your pond is staring to fill (though it appears to have a ways to go). 6+ inches. Amazing!

Haiku Master said...

Fear not the storm, pup.
It's bringing to you, a gift.
Joy in puddle form.

Cathy S. said...

We used to have a dog that loved to play in puddles as well, but he would dig the mud and fling it everywhere. At first we thought it was cute until we looked behind him and saw he had completely covered our garage wall in mud! Happy Bear makes all who see him happy!

cndymkr / jean said...

Look at him! Isn't it amazing how much fun a dog can have with water. It's like a little kid and a kiddie pool.

Doug Taron said...

>Perhaps, ... instead of "Bear", we should have named him "Sodium".


From the looks of things, you should have called him "Potassium".

Aunty Belle said...

That Pup is well named!

Deb said...

Oh, that joyful lab + water energy! I can attest to the power of it. :)

amarkonmywall said...

Rain? What rain?

Miz S said...

Aw! That's pure joy in those pictures. Man, I wish you'd gotten some video of that.

Caroline said...

Maybe Mr. Exuberance should have been "Duck" instead of "Bear".
Or just maybe, "Bear with me, you are going to get WET!".
:o)