Thursday, July 22, 2010

Do You Remember What You Did Last Memorial Day?

I remember what I did because I only just got around to going through the photos. This was the fateful day that my camera broke and I had to take it in for repair. It was this day that I held that broken little piece of plastic that snapped off my camera, rendering it inoperable, and nearly wept as I packed it back into my camera bag. But I happened to land a few memorable shots before that.

We went to our friend's pool. There were smoked ribs, baked beans and a watermelon. And a LOT of swimming.

Lovely flowers displayed by our hosts

Elvis lives

He's getting so big.

I love this picture of Duke bc he's a Blue Lacy and here he is with the blue water reflecting on him.
Ethan is thinking of diving and taking Duke down with him.

Gabriel trying to relax already!

Duke was so adorable; he kept fishing this raft out of the water - with or without people on it!

Here's Duncan again.

Gabriel, Daddy and Stella Artois

Ethan, mommy and big giant sunglasses

When you were a teenager and you complained about going with your family somewhere, did your mother ever snap at you that "you will go and you will enjoy yourself." As though enjoying oneself was the punishment - not the family outing.

Great Danes, generally, do not care for the water. Surely there are exceptions - but our Great Dane is not one of those water loving Great Danes. We are the kind of family who chooses to spend a good deal of time in and around water. A few times this summer we have tried to condition him to like water, to MAKE HIM ENJOY water.

Thus far, we have not succeeded. We tried coaxing him gently. And we tried this approach:


"Oh for shame..."

1 comment:

kyooty said...

aww poor puppy!!! we don't have memorial day. :p