A Dog Out And About In A Brand New Year. Part 2, the Water Collie

I still call Australia home! Some great pictures of me day out in Mandurah, a seaside town south of Perth.

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Keep ya eye on the ball Ralph, eye on ball… What ya don’t see is me backing into the water a few seconds after this shot was taken. Me daft Humans failed to warn me of the big drop into the abyss right behind! Good as this photo was, Boss-Human was not happy the photo wasn’t taken just a few seconds later. [Editors note. bloody funny none the less]

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Mutter… mutter… harrumph… pushed in, I bet I was pushed. Bloody Humans can’t live with em, can’t live without em…

 

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On the plus side it is rather cooling and fun in the water with this Aussie heat. I should just jump in and get that ball you know, me being the World Famous Water Collie in all.

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OK, get me ball please!

Nah, on the other paw, why bother when ya Humans have retriever things for that!

 

Bugger they threw me ball way out beyond the retriever thingy’s range, nothing for it but to make the long trek out and back, rotters!

 

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Sorry Curly Human but your splashy–splash arm-wavy swimming method is no match for me Water Collie dog paddle, I win!

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So from the famous Water Collie of Mandurah, this is Ralph signing off from another brilliant day out in 2017.

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Now I was just thinking rather sadly about our lost summer and how there is a real chill in the air now (well for us in the northern hemisphere). The sky is softening to grey and the nights are coming earlier… Sigh. The last few summers I have been a keen swimmer and addict of all things watery. I just love it so much so here are a few pictures of me and water to bring back that summery feeling.

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water03  In the early days I wasn’t so enamored with water but got my fair share via snow – not so summery a picture I know but I really love catching the snow flakes…

There is a small creek near where we live so I often in summer go for a quick dip. It’s not deep enough to get a good swim mind you.

water04  Me walking on water…

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water05 Ahhh, that’s better

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Other summers like last year in the Adriatic I had a real treat swimming in the Mediterranean with my Humans. I know I have loosely blogged about that before but here are a few more choice pickies…

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Water on a hot day eh? Got to be the most refreshing beverage there is.

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water13  Now I do have to get me one of these!

Cheers

R

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