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26 September 2013 / rubytheblacklabrador

Fetching not drowning


Exhaustion set in after about twelve fetches in the pond today. Glad of the coolness but was a bit over-exuberant and collapsed, spreadeagled on the hall floor when I got home. Need to pace myself tomorrow.


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  1. 1st World Dog / Sep 26 2013 8:12 pm

    Big effort Ruby!

  2. susank456 / Sep 26 2013 8:44 pm

    Good luck with that. I have never known a lab that has ever paced themselves. All of ours have always gone and gone and gone until they couldn’t go anymore.

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Sep 26 2013 8:55 pm

      Good to hear. Ruby is the same way. From zero to a hundred in 2 secs and then flopped exhausted!

  3. mariayarri / Sep 26 2013 9:21 pm

    I can see that you have had a good time … I can´t understand why its so fun to fetch a stick … But then i´m not a Labrador 😉 … And i must say that i´m little bit afraid of the water … Yarri 🙂

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Sep 27 2013 5:19 pm

      Oh Yarri – get someone to chase you in and splash around and then you’ll get the hang of it. Water is great fun!

  4. fozziemum / Sep 26 2013 10:25 pm

    Pace!! oh dear well that will never happen sweet Ruby 🙂 take care in the heat hugs Fozziemum xx

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Sep 27 2013 5:20 pm

      Yup – you’re absolutely right. Dial right up or dial right down:)

      • fozziemum / Sep 27 2013 6:45 pm

        No in between hehe 🙂

  5. Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom / Sep 27 2013 12:16 am

    Swimming fetches are one of Boomer’s favorite things!

  6. easyweimaraner / Sep 27 2013 12:20 am

    You need a spa-team what gives you massages and treats after your adventures:o)

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Sep 27 2013 5:22 pm

      Actually there is a doggy day spa near our house but mum won’t let me go because it’s for silly, little spoilt doggies. Although I hear the water in the swimming pool there is warm…

      • easyweimaraner / Sep 27 2013 10:53 pm

        I hope it’s warm, because they have a heater of from sun… and not because of other things LOL

      • rubytheblacklabrador / Sep 28 2013 10:05 am

        mmm not sure it’s that environmentally friendly! – it should be given we have so much sun! we buy windpower from our electricity provider…

  7. Misaki / Sep 27 2013 1:05 am

    Looks like you had fun doing it though!

  8. Kuruk / Sep 27 2013 1:48 am

    Ruby, you are one tough girl! Woooowoooooo!

  9. Elsa Primal Pooch / Sep 27 2013 3:12 am

    Great pond. Great stick. Great fun!

  10. weliveinaflat / Sep 27 2013 12:05 pm

    the human wishes she was that good a swimmer… Donna… we don’t even know if she can swim 😀

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Sep 27 2013 5:24 pm

      I only learnt to swim in my late 20s when I came to Australia (gulp) – don’t love it but can tolerate the sea (only after xmas time when the water is nicely warmed. When Ruby was little she chased another dog into the sea and after a bit of a panic realised she could swim – that was it – no looking back!

  11. Sonel / Sep 27 2013 4:59 pm

    Twelve fetches! That is a lot for sure Ruby. I would do one and drown. LOL!
    Great shot Charlie! Love it! 😀 *hugs*

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Sep 27 2013 5:26 pm

      She was so happy and kept coming back for more. The ponds are much further from home though so there was quite a bit of paw dragging and sitting down on the way home…

      • Sonel / Sep 28 2013 4:56 am

        Awww shame, I am sure. I want to buy a pram for Simba. He can’t walk to the dam and back anymore. My little man is getting old…

      • rubytheblacklabrador / Sep 28 2013 10:03 am

        Sounds like a great idea. Some people have backpack/slings for their little dogs – a good way for the dog to get out and about and get some stimulus!

  12. littledogslaughed / Sep 27 2013 10:37 pm

    Another terrific image of Ruby in action! Looking good! 🙂

    • rubytheblacklabrador / Sep 28 2013 10:06 am

      yay – she did look good – all sleek and slim and very wet when she came out. she loves the water:)

  13. 2browndawgs / Oct 2 2013 3:46 am

    Water fetch is the best!

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