a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Long Time Coming...

You've watched Lizzy avoiding water like the plague.  She will go out of her way to find a crossing that only wets her toes.  In the heat of last summer she laid in an inch of water to cool off one time.
 Today after a long walk/run
she waded in belly deep like an old pro.
It wasn't an extended soak
but Lizzy is finally a semi-water dog.  Way to go, Lizzy!
After much enthusiastic rolling and some beach time
Lizzy dashed through again!

Some of you may remember when Lizzy came home with me Labeled Number Eighteen. Lizzy has grown and changed much from the young rescue that came home with me.  She is many things...the farm announcer, the snuggler, the cat companion...but never a water dog. Finally, after almost four years she has discovered the joy of water on a very warm day.

Welcome to Nirvana, Lizzy Number Eighteen. 

22 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Way to go Lizzy! I think she just has to be really hot to enjoy the water. The long walk and run helped. Lizzy is a cutie! Have a happy day and week ahead!

Sandra said...

standing ovation and lots of clapping going on. You go Lizzie the water dog... now we need to work on getting Jake in the pool. i know he would wade with lizzy, but the pool is over his head.. maybe i should get a wading pool.. the photos are fantastic.

Sandra said...

photo number five is my favorite

Gorges Smythe said...

We're all supposed to get wiser as we age. ;-)

Susan Anderson said...

Well done, Lizzy!

=)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Aww- she's a sweetie. Good job, girl!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

She got wet and realized it wasn't so bad!

Sketching with Dogs said...

That is so nice, glad she has learned that water isn't a thing to fear.
Very sad that a beautiful dog is labelled number 18.
Lynne x

Arkansas Patti said...

She has just been watching the other dogs have such a grand time in the water that she is giving it a whirl. She keeps getting deeper each time. Pretty soon she will be right in the mix.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Awww...that's my girl. She has to observe and contemplate. It must be in her own time, if it is to be done. She is a girl after my heart. Love that Lizzy.

Susan said...

She looks very serious about the whole operation. Good girl!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Yes, way to go, Lizzy! And she is so soooo cute.

Inger said...

She is adorable.

Farm Girl said...

How nice she finally got over her fear and did it. She is still such a sweetie pie. I just love the look on her face.

LindaG said...

Yay! Haha. ^_^

Saucy Kodz said...

It took a while, but she adapted and now watch out - she'll be swimming all the time. Way to go Lizzi girl.

Josie Two Shoes said...

This made me smile brightly! Yay for Lizzy discovering how wonderfully fun and refreshing water can be! I am jealous sitting here at my office desk, wishing I could come splash through the water with her! She is a real sweetie, and so blessed to live there on the farm with you!

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh she is just great.
Well done Lizzy and great photo's Gail

All the best Jan

Lee said...

Next thing she'll be doing is entering the Rio Olympics...in the dog paddle events! :)

Lynne said...

Yay . . . she did it!
Congratulations Lizzy . . .

Ilene Jones said...

Loved this post. Thanks for your comment on my blog. RockWhisperer xoxoxo

Karen S. said...

Too cute, she is overcoming her fear! Braver and braver each time!

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