Saturday, May 7, 2011

I Love Swimming!! - by Bart

Moi, Bart von Weiler

So, Mr. 
Reilly, over at Cowspotdog is having a fun contest!  Because of all the rain and wet weather they've been having at his house, he and his mom decided to do a contest about why you LOVE to get wet or why you HATE to get wet.  All the rules are posted here. The winner will receive a box of his mom's beautiful hand-made cards AND other goodies!!  How could you not enter?!?

Our sister Allie taught us about chasing sticks and bringing them back during our very first summer. We were like nine months old here...

Here are our three Rottie Butts:

Allie didn't really like to be where her feet didn't touch the bottom, but me and Gizmo just took off with the stick!!  Mom would throw it, we'd bring it back, but Allie would always manage to be the one to return it to Mom. I never understood how that worked...

Me and the dufus...

Me getting the stick.  HA!

See, here she is telling us to give her the stick!! 
 She was kind of bossy!!

Anyway, as time has gone on, and we've gotten older, my dork brother has gotten extremely lazy in my opinion.  He likes to stand in the water, but not to exert too much energy.

  Not me. I LOVE to swim!!

This is one of Mom's favorite pictures of yours truly.

Ahhhh, SO refreshing...
Man!  I just love cruisin' in the water!!
How 'bout you??


Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Bart, one day you and Stumpy will have to go swimming together!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

What great pikhs!

I love the rain - Princess RainKhloud and all - BUT I'm nevFUR done the swimming thing -

I wonder??!!??


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

TD and Ciara are like Khyra - they would stay out in the rain forever, but not Phantom. The OP Pack has never been anywhere they could swim, how sad is that! We need to get Dad to put a pool in the yard:)

We just love all your photos, but the last two are awesome.

Very cool:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Cowspotdog said...

I have to admit - that does look like fun and that is one beautifully clear pool. You do a pawsome job of getting that stick and I can see why that is your Mom's favorite photo. Thanks for playing along !

Unknown said...

My Summer found out about the sprinklers today. Not as much fun as trying to climb into the shower with mom. Birthday pictures posted today!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That water is much cleaner than ours! We love to paddle.....just half-way up our sides....and we love to plunge our noses in, but we're not really swimmers.......and we hate getting wet if it's a BATH!

Hope you get to go swimming this summer.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Nanük said...

woooo! great pics mates! the water looks so cool & clean!


Amber DaWeenie said...

My pack mate Rusty would jus' luv to be swimmin' wit you guys!

Anonymous said...

Bart, you're the next Michael Phelps for sure! Riley likes the water too.

I saw a Rottie in a car at the gas station this evening (windows were all rolled down, the owner just ran inside to pay) and thought of you all! I also thought of a dog trainer I know who has 4 Rotties and all of them are certified therapy dogs. Sometimes Rottweilers get a bad reputation, but every one I have met have all been just the sweetest dogs!

Elyse and Riley

Anonymous said...

Oh, and we were laughing about Gizmo's laziness! :)

Unknown said...

Wow! your pool is so beautiful and the water is so clear and clean. Your pictures are gorgeous and they are my favourites too!

I do wish Eva is as brave and like water as you so she will swim and play in the water. There is so much fun playing in the water, isn't it?

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

What a sylvan pleasure palace! We sort of envisioned you living in desert with the odd dried up creek meandering through. That's beautiful and the swimming must make your neck feel better.

Jed & Abby

Molly the Airedale said...

You are makin' the water look like fun and we don't even like to be wet!
What great pictures!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bouncing Bertie said...

Well yes it all does look quite enjoyable, looked at on the computer screen from inside a nice dry house. But in reality - swimming get a big NO from me!
Toodle pip!

Dexter said...

That nice clear water does look tempting but I would be afraid to go into the deep end.


Anonymous said...

Hah! A dried lizard sounds very cool... I'm sure she'll love it!

Great swimming pics!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful water photos! Yep, like your Mom's fave a lot too! :D All are really cool though ;)

Waggin at ya,

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

BART... are you training fur the OLYMPICS????

These were BEAUTIFUL pics of all of your swimming fun!

Marion said...

Your mother takes amazing photos!! You are one beautiful dog...I feel as if I were there watching the three of you having such fun with that stick!

Two French Bulldogs said...

You sure look like you have a beautiful place to swim..
Benny & Lily

Homer said...

Oh wow! The water looks inviting! I wish I was there with you you guys!


Jake of Florida said...

Looks like you and Mama Muscovy have some things in common -- never saw her chase sticks though!!!

Wirey Mother's Day woofs!!!

Jake and Just Harry

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

OMG!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that pic of Bart (2nd from bottom)!!!!! It's amazing!!!

My Mind's Eye said...

Hi my handsome friend have a very nice profile. Mom and I love the 3 butt shot that made us smile.
Mom said she agrees with Allie about not swimming where her feet don't touch the bottom...also Mom doesn't like to swim where she can't see her feet either. Actually mom doesn't like to wear bathing suits so she rarely swims. MOL
Happy Mother's Day to your Mom,
Madi and Mom

the booker man said...

yes, bart, yessssss! swimmies are the very bestest thingie evarrr!! you have a super duper good technique with that stick, too. heehee. i think the pic of you and gizmo and miss allie and your rottie hineys is way too cutesies!
super mega happy mother's day to your mama!!!

the booker man

the teacher's pets said...

Love the picture of the 3 heart butts! Did you pose that way on purpose? I love that the 3 of you have a (sort of) stick playing game plan but I love that you, Bart, love to swim in the most endearing way!
Guess what else I love? I love that you put your heads together to come up with such a silly caption for our SILLY SATURDAY PHOTO CAPTION CONTEST and because of it, you won! Whoo hooo! Please notice that your blog has been entered into the prestigious Silly Saturday Hall of Fame! Also, please send your mailing address to us at misskitty32504ATyahooDOTcom cuz we need to send your prize to you asap!

Chris said...

What great pictures! Some of our Rotties have liked the water, and some not but they NEVER swam like that, it's great.

Alfie said...

hey tres amigos! nice to meet you, im from California too! you guys sure are gorgeous! looks like you were having tons of fun. best of luck on the contest! you inspire me to try the water...maybe this summer hehe.

Wyatt said...

Oh boy! I'm going to go check out that contest, cuz I luv getting wet!!
Happy Moms Day to your Mom!!


JacksDad said...

Look at all that beautiful water!!! May I borrow it for a while? I'll be sure to send it back when I get done :)

Amber-Mae said...

OOOH that water is so clear! I wish I was there to join in the fun.

Tucker said...

I can't swim. Nope not at all. I luvs going in the water but I won't not touch. It's a constant stuggle for my hoomans to accept I don't swim. They keep trying so hard to teach me.
woof - Tucker

Anonymous said...

I might have to enter this contest... seems like I can't stay away from the blog anyway:)
I don't remember if I appointed myself Commander or not, but it's ancient history. Lasted a couple of months in the spring of '09 and then everyone lost interest. You've got some nervy squirrels there. Best keep your eye on them! Or invite Puds to come visit! BOL

Unknown said...

Hi Y'all,

Ah! The water looks so refreshing! Sigh...

Thanks for stoppin' to visit,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Terrorzinhos said...

Oh Boy!
Around here, only Jack likes water! =((
Such beautiful pictures of all of you swimming!

Have a nice week!

Marjie said...

Hi, you guys!

We're so happy you came to introduce yourselves to us! You are some great looking rotties!

You know from Mango that we mastiffs don't like water. So I won't be entering the contest. But I think that since there are 3 of you in the water here, you guys deserve to win!

Marjie and Thor!

violett said...

Hey Bart, this is exactly my element. Water! Yeah !!!!!!!!
Oh, how I would even go swimming with you. The place where you go swimming, looks very interesting from
Lots of love

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

What a handsome rottie you are, Bart.....our mama loves rotties.

We enjoyed all the pictures!!!


Remington said...

Looks like fun!

White Dog Blog said...

Your water does look very cool and clean...and you are a fabulous swimmer! Me? No thank you...ruins the floof!

♥ Sallie said...

Look at you go!

I love the picture of you swimming with the stick!

Too cute!


fromsophiesview said... my second name...I love lake water and the ocean and I also have a wooden barrel to dunk in or drink...mmmm!

Unknown said...

Hi Bart - gosh, my human thinks I need to come and take a crash course with you on how to be a water doggie coz I'm pathetic!! I'm a real wuss and scared to go in - even though most of the time, even the deepest parts only come up to my chest! It took me 5yrs with my humans begging & coaxing before I finally learnt to swim - and even then, I don't do it if I can help it!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

the many Bs said...

those are some great swimming pics. we love the rottie butts! that's too cute. we love to swim too, but it's not warm here at all yet. it's still ugly and raining, but i, Bailey, will swim in the coldest winter if the human lets me!


Anonymous said...

Nice pictures you guys! And I DO love the picture your Mom likes. It'd be a great watercolorized painting!

I like the water, too. And running along the beach. BUT, I don't think I'd do like you guys do - no swimming for me.

Aroooooo! Stuart
PS Let's do the contest!

HH and The Boys said...

Hi... I just came over from SAS. Whatg a great picture over there of you in your hat. Anyway, it looks like you're having a great time in the water... I'm a cat, so I'm not so fond of the water. Don't know why that is, but that's the way it is with us felines.

Have a great weekend. I'm following you now. See you soon.

pawhugs, Max

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Hi I came from my friends SAS to say hello and pleased to meet you. I have to say you remind me so much of my cousins who are both rotti's too. Nice to meet you. I hate to get wet and will avoid it at all cost.. Hugs GJ xx

Anonymous said...

I love those swimming pix! can he teach loki to swim??? awesome!

Michelle said...

Must be nice to swim in that water without fear of gators! We have to be very careful around here.