Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Summer has been CRAZY!

Hey there all you dog-bloggers!

We at Camp Griffindale have been so busy this summer. Seems like we are here only once every month or so. SORRY! Really, we love our bloggy friends but summer has us OUTSIDE! And there have been some fine moments.....

First, Lola Dale has learned to swim! We went to a friend's cottage on a nearby lake and Lola came along. She's been to the beach about 1,000 times but had never really learned to swim. You know, all four paws in the watter, not touching? She learned with Mumsie! We had a ball and she did great. Such an OUTSTANDING DOG! I have to say, Mamma Sherry at Tenkiller Kennels outdid herself. Lola is just perfect in soooo many ways! Even our vet agreed that she is a perfect specimen of a dog - and oh so beautiful as well. Nice!

She's Mamma's Girl, Daddy's Girl and has more boyfriends with Mommy's clients than she can wag her tail at. Perfectly behaved 99.9% of the time.....I can't say anything more that's better. We ADORE our Lola. She is lovey-dovey and she is playful and even the boys (Roy and Jack) love and adore her. She's a GREAT dog.

Roy Al loves to swim also and he went to the beach this summer. Green Harbor Beach in Marshfield was the place we landed this particular day. He swam with Mumsie, a lot, and he got to be a lounge lizard with his sister Ally too. Roy is very well behaved on the beach, and everywhere else too, really. He loves to swim and doesn't really like to come out of the water, especially if at a beach where he can touch and walk in and out himself. Sometimes he'll stand on his hind legs and rest his front paws on my arms or knees and just hang out out in about waist deep water. He did this with me and jumped down and forgot he was out so deep and went right under! No worries Mumsie, he just shook it off, no muss no fuss. Such a good boy Roy Al.

The Cracker Jack has been busy trying to keep his status as PACK LEADER while Lola has been giving him a serious run for the money. Though he is determined to be his Mumsie's main man for a long time to come. My buddy. Love the Cracker. He has assumed a new position while lounging with the family at home...his very own chair! Can you believe he squeezes his furry butt into a leather chair? Well, he does, routinely! Love the Bum! He's our bestest boy and he is a super working dale by the way. He works with me a lot and he is just fantastic with all my clients doggies. Super good boy. Look at him in that chair though, too funny!

We hope you all have been well over the summer and are looking forward to the fall. Apple picking is our family's favorite fall activity. Ahead of myself here though....we have one last beach hurrah coming up, Dad and I are off on a day of adventure down the Cape...maybe in the Jeep! And then there's Labor Day weekend, so....lots can happen!
Love to all our bloggy friends.....Mwah! Mwah!
Big nose pokes too!
Mamma Griffindale and all the kids!


Molly the Airedale said...

How awesome to hear from you guys!
We're off for our summer vacation tomorrow and heading to Nantucket! We'll give you big high 5 waves when we reach the Cape! We can't wait to feel the sand inbetween our toes!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Deetz said...

My lord it has been forever since I have seen your furry faces...I love that last picture. That is my favorite position on the
My mum has been so busy this summer too....Winter is lovely because it is too cold for the humans to go outside, so you know what that means......more blogging!
Kisses and huggies
Deetzy and Sharkie

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey pals,
Sounds like you've had a fantastic summer. The photos are terrific. You're so lucky to get to go swimming. We dont live near the beach plus we just got through winter.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Hey dogs!!!

We've missed ya...

Stanny swims like it's an obligation not a recreation...Scruffy thinks he can walk on water and gets confused easily...I um SINK.

Dunno's not like my butts too bug or anything.....

Love and kisses...


Unknown said...

The photos are terrific. You're so lucky to get to go swimming. We dont live near the beach plus we just got through winter.Challenge coins

World of Animals, Inc said...

We hope your summer was such a fun time. It looks like by the photos, you and mom had some fun swimming. Thanks for sharing the update. Have a wonderful rest of your day.
World of Animals