Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I Love Water, Too - by Ruby

Hi everybody!  As you know, Reilly at Cowspotdog is having a contest about why you love or hate water.  My brother Bart did a post, but I want to show you what I can do, too, OK?

So on Sunday, me and Gizmo took Mom for a walk for Mother's Day.  She's been pretty good this year.  

We got her some flowers:

Then we let her take some Yucca pictures.  She's obsessed!!

THEN, the best part!
She watched me Body Surf!
If you can't open the video, click here.

I LOVE doing that!!  I can do it over and over again!  The first time I did it, I sort of scared myself, butt now I go out to the deepest part of our stream and just float downstream.  AAAHHHHHHH!!!


Unknown said...

Wow, Ruby - you guys are a regular "water doggie family"! Hsin-Yi thinks maybe I need to come and stay with you - sort of like summer camp for Water-Scaredy-Doggies - ha! ha!

Honey the Great Dane

Anonymous said...

Wanna hear something really weird? So I was leaving a comment for Fiona & you were leaving one at exactly the same time and we said the SAME thing!
I think I hear the Twilight Zone music playing somewhere...
Great little movie and interesting flowers and plants. I've never seen anything like them.

Alfie said...

that place reminds me of the LA Arboretum! youre talented in the water :D i should take lessons from you this summer hehe

Wyatt said...

I like those flowers, they look like cake decorations..good enuff to eat!
Fun swim spot, I would like to go with you :)


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Beautiful plants. Looks like you are really enjoying that body surfing. We think it's too deep for us.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Amber-Mae said...

Oh gee for a moment there I thought were going to be swept away by the current. Bet it was fun! And those are some funky looking plants.

Finn said...

That looks so much fun!

fromsophiesview said...

Ruby Baby (sounds like a song)
1. Thanks for commenting on my blog and I hope you get a chance to catch up on my year of blog history...or at least a post or two...wink wink
2. Water courses through my veins my Dads a matter of fact with all our rain I feel like I'm always in water.
3. Enjoy your blog so much and thanks for joining mine...Cheers Sophie Doodle

Cowspotdog said...

those are amazing flowers and such a pretty pink - we have never seen anything like that before - thank you for sharing. We loved the video of you in the water too - how cool that you can float along with it.

houndstooth said...

Body surfing looks like fun! I'm totally impressed!

What kind of flowers are the first ones? They're beautiful!


Cyndi and Stumpy said...

I've got a yard full of Yucca your mom can have!

When stumpy and i get out to Cali for a visit you are going to have to take us swimming!

Unknown said...

Ruby, you are sooooooo brave to go into that raging river and ride da rapids!!! Wow!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Ruby, we think you did a great job finding those pretty flowers for Mom, we have never seen anything like those. And as for swimming, we have never tried it, but you do make it look fun.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Ruby... I think you have created a NEW Olympic sport!!!! You would be a Gold Medal Winner fur sure!!!!

YOUR Yucca look a bit different from the kind that I have here. I love your pink one!!!

Corbin said...

Now... that body surfing idea sounds like something I need to try out!

K9 Katastrophie said...

Surfin'!! Nice yucca!


Amber DaWeenie said...

Dos are some mighty purrty flowers. Never seen dem before's.

bbes tribe said...

Beautiful pics of flowers and scenery. Body surfin' very kool!!!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

What beautiful flowers!
Benny & Lily

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Go Ruby!!!! Whooo Hooo! I love those flowers... I want to try and make one in a bead!!! Totally snagging that photo!

Sorry our squirrel noises got you into protect mode! ...You good girl!!!

We would love to hike... but our car is sick... again! Maybe later????

Just Jess for now said...

You are one talented pup. :)

Remington said...

Cool pics! Looks like you had a fun time!

Molly the Airedale said...

Our mom is just loving the flower pictures! They're so pretty!
You sure look like you're having fun, Ruby!

JacksDad said...

That is SO COOL!!!! I love the rivers! And you did it so well!

Unknown said...

I'm full of envy! The gators are keepin' my Human from lettin' me in the water this year. Normally in this heat I'd be gettin' my exercise in the wet stuff.
Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

The Daily Pip said...

Look at you go! I think I might float away, better not try it. Those pictures are absolutely beautiful. I know I have said it before, but you sure are lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

Your pal, Pip

Stella said...

Glad you are having fun swimming, Ruby, it is such a good thing to do. I love the flower pics on your blog, too.

If you run out of places to swim where you live, come to visit in Minniesnowda, The Land of 10,000 Lakes!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Ruby!
That sure was a pawesome walkie!
And your body surfing is grrrreat!
I can see you really like it!
Kisser and hugs

Unknown said...

You're a brave girl, Ruby! Swimming in the river is so cool and you look great in the water. I think I should send Eva over to you for some swimming lessons : )

Dexter said...

You must be a very strong swimmer. Momma would FREAK if the Pea ever tried to swim in that swift water.


Maddy and Owen said...

Look at you go!
Maddy and Owen

violett said...

In such a fast water I have been swimming before. Applause!
Mom admiring the beautiful plants in the desert. She has never seen the desert bloom. It is fantastic! You will always travel in September / October. Since the desert is sparse and most often it is burning in the mountains
San Bernardino County
Lots of love

Backcountry Brodie said...

Those flowahs do be bootiful but they do look like alien flowahs coz we has nefur seened the likes of them in these pawts. Hmmm, body surfing, I will has to try that.

Teddy Westlife said...

My mum says that Max would have been right in there with you, Ruby!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Wheee, the body surfing looks great. Frankie should try that instead of swimming across the current.

I love the yucca photos. I wish mine would flower, but they are different to these ones and maybe they never will.

the booker man said...

miss ruby!

yeehaw! you totally rock at body surfin'! i bet that water feels so cool 'n refreshing like against your furs, too!

the booker man

Anonymous said...

Firstly, that was very nice of you to take your mom for a walkie and let her take pictures of boring old plants. Okay, okay, I guess they're pretty but, really...plants?

I'm very much in awe of your body surfing abilities. I can't get in the water cuz, well, you know that brindle furs will wash right off if you get 'em wet.

Wiggles & Wags,

Michelle said...

You are very brave going in the water like that! My pups only go belly deep.

White Dog Blog said...

Ruby, you are like one of those water graceful just floating along.

Anonymous said...

Nice surfin Ruby! :) Wish I could join you. Looks like a lot of fun!

Those are great flowers y'all found for your Mom. Wild looking! Hope she kept her distance while shooting the agave. Dang things are so sharp they'd make a porcupine put up a white flag ;P

Waggin at ya,

My Mind's Eye said...

Ruby you are a very excellent body surfer. You should enter the K9 olympics we are sure you could win a gold medal.
Hugs Madi

George The Lad said...

OMG I thought we where going to lose you down the river!!!
The photos are beautiful
See Yea George xxx

FiveSibesMom said...

Nice pics! Love that video of you body surfin'! The FiveSibes would love to, but alas, they can't go free or they will just keep right on running. So they can dream by watching our video!