Sunday, July 29, 2007

Who Says Shelties Don't Like Water?!?!?
For all those who believe this I say:This weekend in The Great KC I took a dip to prove that shelties indeed like the water!
First, I got my feet wet. I had to get myself mentally prepared for the adventure ahead of me. This was no small undertaking! I needed to test the water temperature, the currents, the taste! I also needed to ensure my launch point and landing area were clear of debris and had the proper sites for the photographers to take their photos to record this monumental occaision. All systems were go...


And then Mom stepped in, she said for safety I ought to wear a doggie lifejacket. A what?! A doggie lifejacket? For this champion of champions swimmer? I think not! And so I ignored her and dove in anyway...

Yea I wish... I'm too much of a goodie goodie to ignore my Mom...

And so here is the photo of me in my lifejacket... it so kills any coolness factor I was accumulating by braving the waves. How can you impress the chicks when you are wearing a styrofoam bumble bee coat?! SO NOT COOL! Especially the handle! That's like for water rescues, namely rescuing ME out of the water! I'll just pretend thats a handle for the drowning swimmers to hang onto as I pull them from the pounding surf... yea that sounds WAY cooler.
I made the best of my jacket wearing by striking my best sheltie pose and smiling for my adoring fans. They love me you know... even if I am wearing a styrofoam bumble bee jacket...(which gives me visions of my Halloween Costume from two years ago..)
To appease the Mom parental unit I take to the seas in my bumble bee jacket. But as you can see, it seriously cramps my swimming style. I mean bees don't swim! So I shouldn't be looking like a bumble bee in the water. So the bumble bee jacket has gotta go!
I shed the bumble bee jacket and brave the waves once again. This time with a MUCH HIGHER coolness factor. Don't I look brave paddling about without any lifejacket??? We're talking seriously daring stuff here folks!! I set out with supreme confidence... I've got mad swimming skills!

My fans loved it so much that they caught it on VIDEO! Yes, my bravery is preserved forever in photos. There is now proof that shelties do like the water!




Then, when I returned to shore I took a celebratory roll....

LIFE IS GOOD!

2 comments:

Nanook and Pooka the Newfoundlands said...

You can swim with us anytime!

Licks,

Nanook and Pooka
the someday Water Rescue Dogs...

Yunita said...

Stormy is such a lovely and brave dog. Oh I can only wish....
How do you train Stormy to like water?
I have a sheltie too, named Dino. He can swim, but he didn't like water. Few times we took him to the beach and ponds, other dogs just swim right through. Dino is always excited to meet new friends, so he will enthusiastically chase those other dogs to the water, but right when the water reach near his neck, he paddle back to the shore. He will not want go near the water again on that day to chase other dog.
I wish I can make him swim like yours :(