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Molly's Paddling Adventure Part 3

otter
September 10th, 2007, 11:36 PM
One of the other people on our paddling trip sent me some photos and they are great... they tell some of the real "spirit" of the trip (relaxed, fun, great dog company, fabulous people, lots of laughs)

Here we go....
Dagny was definitely one of the most photogenic of our group (and her mom sent me these pictures)
You might get an idea of her size from the first photo.... porta dog!
She looked just beautiful SOME of the time
Definitely loved!:lovestruck:

otter
September 10th, 2007, 11:41 PM
Molly and Abby both proved their worth (like they need to :laughing:) by showing off there excellent rescue abilities. I could hold onto their hind haunches and they would pull me in the water. Quite amazing! Both were my heroes! Someone took a picture of my two dog water chariot, me with a hand on each dog, pulling me along but you'll have to check back later for it as I haven't got my hands on it yet

Here's Abby showing her stuff!

otter
September 10th, 2007, 11:45 PM
Some intense negotiation sessions went on... some with better results than other. The first picture was titled "communication". The human in the picture actually works in the communications field!:D

Molly was so determined that I not get her ball she tired to push me over - with her nose, on MY NOSE. I think both of us were having trouble breathing!

hazelrunpack
September 10th, 2007, 11:47 PM
:laughing: That nose-to-nose one cracked me up!

growler~GateKeeper
September 10th, 2007, 11:48 PM
Good girl Molly :highfive: & you too Abby (wherever it is that you may be) - water dogs to the rescue :lovestruck:

Dogs covered in sand always look like they just discovered the best thing to play with :D

Love the nose to nose!

hazelrunpack
September 10th, 2007, 11:51 PM
Dagny is so cute hanging in her jacket. :lovestruck: That's one cute little kyootle! :thumbs up

I wish there were some camping expeditions like that around here somewhere close. I'd love to take a different Pack-member each weekend. :cloud9:

otter
September 10th, 2007, 11:56 PM
Hazel, you could always start up your own adventure co.:D

The nose thing made me laugh too - I didn't know anyone was watching
Molly was pushing so hard she was actually backing me into the rock and both our noses were totally squished. I couldn't believe what she was doing :angel:

otter
September 10th, 2007, 11:58 PM
For safety Molly and Sienna felt it necessary to escort us into the muddy bog portage landing. Sorry I missed the muddy pup pics.

otter
September 11th, 2007, 12:00 AM
Too bad the dogs weren't too helpful with the portaging though. I guess lifejackets are heavy enough:laughing:

growler~GateKeeper
September 11th, 2007, 12:02 AM
That's a fabulous shot of your escorts :thumbs up

hazelrunpack
September 11th, 2007, 12:03 AM
How long were the portages, otter? Were the smaller dogs able to make them easily, or were some of them carried part way, as well? :dog:

otter
September 11th, 2007, 12:03 AM
Molly doing what she does best

One pooped pup!

otter
September 11th, 2007, 12:05 AM
Longest portage was about 550 meters (I think a meter and a yard are close??)
Everyone made it over the portages on their own four/two feet though I wouldn't have complained if someone carried ME!

hazelrunpack
September 11th, 2007, 12:05 AM
That's a fabulous shot of your escorts :thumbs up

Yeah, that is a pretty cool picture. :thumbs up It really imparts the 'feel' of a paddling adventure. :D

hazelrunpack
September 11th, 2007, 12:07 AM
Molly doing what she does best

One pooped pup!

Molly still has her toy! :cloud9: :thumbs up

Dagny seems to have discovered that getting dirty is hard work! :laughing:

otter
September 11th, 2007, 12:08 AM
Before we left our campsite on the last day everyone got a "portrait" with their dog. We had this perfectly flat rock, overlooking the water, engulfed in sunshine, that was the perfect portrait platform.

otter
September 11th, 2007, 12:11 AM
OK this is just a warning.. the following post contains some XXX puppy porn, those of you a little too young (in reality or at heart) should stop reading now.

Don't go on... you've been warned!:eek:

Hopefully this photo won't have to be removed:fingerscr... it's a good :laughing:

otter
September 11th, 2007, 12:12 AM
Are you ready??:pawprint::pawprint::pawprint:

hazelrunpack
September 11th, 2007, 12:12 AM
Longest portage was about 550 meters (I think a meter and a yard are close??)
Everyone made it over the portages on their own four/two feet though I wouldn't have complained if someone carried ME!

Hmmmm....I think even hazel could manage that! :thumbs up

That portrait of the portrait is another great shot! :D Such a beautiful backdrop, too! :cloud9: That really is a lovely area.

otter
September 11th, 2007, 12:13 AM
It's a threesome:eek::laughing:

hazelrunpack
September 11th, 2007, 12:14 AM
Are you ready??:pawprint::pawprint::pawprint:

hazel is ready! (She's coverin' up madame hazel's eyes! :laughing:)

hazelrunpack
September 11th, 2007, 12:15 AM
It's a threesome:eek::laughing:

:eek: stop peeking, madame hazel!

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: Too funny!

otter
September 11th, 2007, 12:16 AM
Poor Oscar (the charcoal coloured one) was hounded ALL WEEKEND by the ever persistent Charlie (white). They were a bit attached at the hip:laughing:

growler~GateKeeper
September 11th, 2007, 12:18 AM
:laughing::laughing::laughing:

hazelrunpack
September 11th, 2007, 12:18 AM
There's always one in every crowd! :dog:

:laughing:

otter
September 11th, 2007, 12:19 AM
Is that enough now??

I have more.....:eek: (but I have to go for now anyways)

hazelrunpack
September 11th, 2007, 12:20 AM
hazel's modem is doing pretty well and eager for a few more! :D Puh-leeeeeeze? :o

otter
September 11th, 2007, 12:39 AM
I can't go on..

Ok, one last photo... "Molly dearest, tell me your troubles.."

otter
September 11th, 2007, 12:41 AM
Good night:sleepy:

hazelrunpack
September 11th, 2007, 12:43 AM
Awwwww...what a great image to take to bed with me. :lovestruck: So peaceful! :cloud9:

Thanks for sharing, otter and Molly! :thumbs up

growler~GateKeeper
September 11th, 2007, 12:43 AM
Love the Molly dearest pic but there's no way a dog so sweet :cloud9: could have any troubles :lovestruck: (unless someone steals her ball :evil:)

wdawson
September 11th, 2007, 07:30 AM
those where some great pics.....looked like a fun time.

Love4himies
September 11th, 2007, 07:56 AM
Thanks for the pics, otter, always love seeing Molly and her adventures, she sure is lucky to have you as a human :lovestruck:!

breeze
September 11th, 2007, 09:10 AM
I love seeing pictures of Molly's adventures.. A picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case a thousand paws.... :lovestruck::lovestruck::lovestruck:

and where will Molly's adventures take her next time?? stay tuned for more of Molly's adventure edited my Otter the brave

:laughing::laughing::D:thumbs up

great job and get pictures, what fun, laugh, and enjoyment, had by all.

Frenchy
September 11th, 2007, 12:57 PM
OMG ! I love all the pictures of you and Molly together , what a team ! :thumbs up :cloud9:

TeriM
September 11th, 2007, 03:12 PM
Great pics, I love the "tell me your troubles" shot :cloud9:.

Tommysmom
September 11th, 2007, 07:17 PM
Oh Otter, I have absolutely adored all three series of your photos:cloud9:. What a wonderful time you guys had! What really is striking though is the amazing bond you and Molly have formed, it comes across in all the photos of both of you. It just really struck me how lucky you both are to have found each other the way you did, and how happy you make each other.

Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing them!

mummummum
September 11th, 2007, 08:26 PM
Is there an Oscar and Charlie Engagement party in Molly's future ? :laughing:

What a great time you two must have had.! And don't worry about overloading us with pix ~ I can't get enough!

otter
September 11th, 2007, 10:24 PM
Glad you've all enjoyed taking a bit part in this adventure... sharing it with you guys has helped me enjoy it all over again!:cloud9:

It's gonna be hard to top this last adventure... but, you never know:fingerscr

I have to admit i'm a die hard kayaker but I can't figure out how to fit Molly in my boat either, someone needs to come up with a dog friendly kayak. Maybe something to work on over the winter. I started out canoeing (with many canoe trips as a kid) but when I moved to Lake Superior I found the joy of kayaking (and no portaging!) now, with Molly such a camping star, i'm rethinking the canoe.

Tommysmom - I have to remind myself sometimes (especially when she's driving me nuts:laughing:)how little time Molly and I have really been together, she's sure become a huge part of my life and I LOVE IT:cloud9:

otter
September 11th, 2007, 11:32 PM
It's pretty bad video but gives you a wee bit of "being there"
http://picasaweb.google.com/murraymel/DPAVideo/photo?authkey=iYluJdBNQb0#5108803223217911986
Hope it works for you

growler~GateKeeper
September 11th, 2007, 11:58 PM
Looks like Molly was a great Canoe-er & had much fun too :cloud9::lovestruck:

breeze
September 12th, 2007, 12:31 AM
I love the birds in the background..



Now can someone tell me how to take vidios and post them ??

shredy
September 12th, 2007, 01:39 AM
I love the pics of your trip. It reminded me of all the great backpacking and rafting trips I took with Shade over the years. Molly's beautiful white muzzle and gentle eyes remind me of her. She looks like an amazing dog. She is lucky to have someone who loves her so, and vice versa. :lovestruck: