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First Swim This Year

trippincherri
April 30th, 2007, 09:15 PM
Well we finally got a chance to take Shelby for a swim, and OMG was she excited. Unfortunatley I'm not sure Shamus is going to be a swimmer...he kinda wimps out when it comes to water but he tried it out a little today.
Here's some snaps I took.

The 1st dive of the year!!
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She loves her orange hockey ball lol.
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trippincherri
April 30th, 2007, 09:16 PM
Here's Shamus trying to get the ball without getting too wet:
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But whoops HA HA HA he slipped and went head first:
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Frenchy
April 30th, 2007, 09:18 PM
Maybe the water is too cold for Shamus ? ;) Give him time, he'll probably follow Shelby soon.

trippincherri
April 30th, 2007, 09:19 PM
Shelby dragged this huge stick outta the water:
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And here's Shamus running to steal it:
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trippincherri
April 30th, 2007, 09:20 PM
And here he is flaunting his stolen stick lol:
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trippincherri
April 30th, 2007, 09:22 PM
Some crocuses I found while walking:
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trippincherri
April 30th, 2007, 09:23 PM
And lastly, my fat little friend I caught snacking on a pine cone.
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Frenchy
April 30th, 2007, 09:24 PM
Shamus just wants to do the same as his big sister :laughing:

Prin
April 30th, 2007, 09:54 PM
Awesome pics!! :highfive:

Lukka'sma
April 30th, 2007, 11:08 PM
Very nice pictures. I laughed at the one with Shamus slipping and going in the water head first.

jawert1
April 30th, 2007, 11:49 PM
wonderful pics cherri!! shamus is tooo cute and growing into those paws! :cloud9:

Hunter's_owner
May 1st, 2007, 07:37 AM
Great pics. I laughed a lot at the one where Shamus slipped:laughing:
I like his pranciness in the one where he has the stick too.:cloud9:

gomez
May 1st, 2007, 08:18 AM
Look at her go!!

Great stick...

Shamus reminds me of that old Sat Nite Live skit... "land shark!"

trippincherri
May 1st, 2007, 12:20 PM
Thanks everyone lol, I don't think it's so much as Shamus wants to be like Shelby...I think he just can't stand to miss out on something.
It never fails whenever we throw something for Shelby, she'll only get it half way back to us before he rips it from her mouth and returns it to us trying to get some credit.
So we each take a dog and play seperatley with them so Shelby can have some fun without being ambushed.
Same as in the house with toys and beds, he has to hog everything.
We are trying to work on it with him but I think the Basset Hound stubborness is starting to really come out in him, it took us nearly 4 days to get him to figure out "lie down" and he can do it but is to lazy to comply. :rolleyes:

I too love the pic where he is prancing, he actually ended up trying to bring the stick on a walk we went on shortly after, he kept banging us in the back of the legs and eventually he couldn't pack it no more and dropped it, though he picked it up and brought it to the truck on the way back :D

Hunter's_owner
May 1st, 2007, 12:32 PM
:laughing:I can just picture him now trying to walk with that stick, lmao:laughing:

I understand what you are talking about the "basset hound stubborness" Cassie suffers from the "beagle stubborness" and she is exactly like you have described. She is bossy and rules Hunter, even though he is so much bigger than she is...She hogs the toys, tries to take over his space, etc. I have taught her to sit, and give paw and say please, but other than that, it is just too much work. It isn't very rewarding for me, lol:o especially because I was so used to Hunter picking up on tricks so easily.

Frenchy
May 1st, 2007, 12:51 PM
I have taught her to sit, and give paw and say please,

:offtopic: say please ? :confused:

Hunter's_owner
May 1st, 2007, 12:55 PM
Lol Frenchy, she barks for a treat when I tell her to "say please". It is a little bark, more like a little "woof", lol

Frenchy
May 1st, 2007, 01:01 PM
Lol Frenchy, she barks for a treat when I tell her to "say please". It is a little bark, more like a little "woof", lol

:laughing: ok then, cuz I reaaally wanted to hear her say it :D

jester62391
May 1st, 2007, 04:50 PM
my dog cant swim...:sick:
he almost drowned once...
i was so sad..:sad:

TeriM
May 1st, 2007, 05:52 PM
Awesome pictures :cloud9: . My doggies are the same, the bigger the stick the more interested they are in it. Makes for some interesting bruises on me though :frustrated: .

trippincherri
May 1st, 2007, 05:59 PM
That is exaclty right HO lol, it is very frustrating trying to teach an "independent mind".
And yes it is not very rewarding....I feel so spoilt NOW, knowing how easy it was to train Shelby and then comes along Shamus who refuses to learn.
Food won't even motivate him enough to want to learn....his idea of fun is watching mommy with her head in her hands wanting to scream lol.
Some days he does his tricks but most days he just tries to look cute and play dumb.
I keep trying though since he is at that "optimum" training age, and I am TRYING to take advantage of it....patience I guess is all I can have I guess.

Hunter's_owner
May 1st, 2007, 09:29 PM
That is exaclty right HO lol, it is very frustrating trying to teach an "independent mind".
And yes it is not very rewarding....I feel so spoilt NOW, knowing how easy it was to train Shelby and then comes along Shamus who refuses to learn.
Food won't even motivate him enough to want to learn....his idea of fun is watching mommy with her head in her hands wanting to scream lol.
Some days he does his tricks but most days he just tries to look cute and play dumb.
I keep trying though since he is at that "optimum" training age, and I am TRYING to take advantage of it....patience I guess is all I can have I guess.

Yeah good luck:thumbs up Food is a great motivator for Cassie, but instead of connecting what you want her to do with the treat she just loses her mind trying to get the treat as fast as she can...:rolleyes: The mind of a hound:rolleyes: :laughing:

rainbow
May 2nd, 2007, 01:59 AM
Great pics. I love the first one of Shamus flaunting his stolen stick. :cloud9:

angeldogs
May 2nd, 2007, 03:37 AM
Great pics.the head first in the water was funny.shamus is a proud thief a show off.:laughing: