Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Dad, mom and I went kayaking today!! It is the first time this summer - dad badly sprained his ankle back in June and he hasn't been able to take us out until now! It was really fun! I got so excited when I saw mom and dad getting all of out gear together and packing up the truck. It was a beautiful day for it too!

Here we are just starting out:

I'm looking out over the water:
We stopped for lunch and swimming on a little island:
Dad is out in the water trying to coax me in but I'm not too sure:
Oh no! He got me:
Guess I'll have to swim for it:
I am not a good swimmer (maybe Sizzle could teach me?):
I do lots and lots of splashing:
I'm coming mom:
Whew! Finally made it back to shore and we were ready to take off again! I sit on mom's lap and dad paddles us wherever we go!
Here's a view from our way back:
Pretty cool, huh? I sure hope we get to go again soon!

Gotta zoom!



Diana said...

That looks wonderful!! Guiness swims with big splashes to. I think he needs to use his back legs more. Diana

Sara said...

Cool adventure Ricky! We're going to try and get Oreo and Misty in a boat next week!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'm glad woo made it bakhk!

It looks furry nice out there!

I'll have to paw again: I don't know if I khan swim or not!

I khan't wait until woo get out again!


Johann The Dog said...

WOW!!! What fun!!! Me envious :) Love swimmin' You did great Ricky!

Nicki said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Marie said...

That is such a cool thing to do! And you were just saying how much you didn't really like the water. Looks like you're an old pro out there in the water to me, even if you do splash a lot.

Bree and Reilly said...

It is no wonder you are so teeny tiny - don't you know every time you get wet you SHRINK. Repeat after me - water is bad - water is bad - I will not go in the water!!! It does look like fun though to go in the kayak - just so long as you don't get wet!

Dawn said...

What a wonderful adventure Ricky! You did great swimming! The lake is beautiful, and how lucky are you that your Dad does all the paddling!

Nat said...

Great job swimming Ricky! I've only tried swimming once and didn't like it too much.


Life With Dogs said...

I'd be all over that now that the heat has set in. Fun trip!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

u're such a great swimmer

Christy said...

Great photos of your kayaking and swimming. Piper loves to kayak too. She even has a pink life jacket to match the pink kayak.
Piper has learned to swim with less splash, but it took almost our entire lake vacation to get a smooth look to her strokes. No matter how she looked, she sure loved it. I couldn't keep her out of the water. She acted just as fearless in the ocean this year.