Look Out Synchronized Swimmers! Wonderbutt is Headed for the Olympics.

Okay.  So, first, go to the farmer’s market and buy yourself a 70 pound watermelon.  Then, drive to Disney World (because I think you would have to pay for an extra plane ticket for the oversized fruit if you flew).  Just tell the Disney people I sent you, and I’m sure they will have no problem with you entering with a rather odd looking baby in an umbrella stroller.  Go straight to a gift shop and shell out a cool hundred bucks for a rain poncho.  Stand in line at Space Mountain for two hours.  Get in your little Space Mountain car, and buckle the watermelon into the seat beside you.  After the ride starts, try to dress your watermelon in the rain poncho before the ride ends.  Make sure you get every button snapped.  Oh, and smile for the camera.

Now you know what it’s like trying to get our bulldog, Wonderbutt, into a life jacket.

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Stubborn our bulldog is.  Stubborn am I.  This time (0ne of the few times in 2 years) I won.  But just because I got him to wear it for 5 minutes on the back porch didn’t mean it wasn’t going to fly like a cowboy off a bucking bronco as soon as we got to the pond.

He seemed pretty keen on taking a walk in his strait life jacket, which made me a bit optimistic as I followed down the road to the pond.  As we neared the “tank” (as Texans like to call it), his pace quickened despite the heat.

Then we reached the water.

We all watched as the other dogs quickly strode in to the pond.  Wonderbutt walked around the edge for a bit, a little hesitantly.

Then he went deeper.

And, suddenly, he was swimming.

He. Loved. It.

Long after the other dogs had moved on to literally greener pastures, Wonderbutt continued to swim.  I finally made him stop because I was afraid he was just going to run out of gas in the middle of the pond, and I would have to go haul him out by the suitcase handle on his back.

We went back to the pond 3 more times that weekend.  Every time, my fat, attention deficit dog leapt into the water and swam until I called it off.  The last couple of trips, he even fetched a stick.

Wonderbutt never fetches.  When you throw something, he runs to get it, then races with it out to his Poop Pen so you won’t take it away from him.

But not this weekend.  This weekend, Wonderbutt was a stick-wrangling water dog.

By the end of our time on the ranch, Wonderbutt was a seat-hogging snoring dog.  Life is good.

The best car ride with Wonderbutt ever

The best car ride with Wonderbutt ever

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Posted on March 19, 2013, in Dogs, Humor, Synchronized Swimming, Wonderbutt and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Bella wants to trade me in for Wonderbutt’s Mum. True. She told me.

  2. He found his true calling. 8)

  3. Yay for Wonderbutt! You knew just what he needed:)

  4. Well done Wonderbutt! Few more days like that and the life jacket will be too loose for you – don’t we all wish for that?

  5. Woo hoo for wonderbutt!

  6. OMG, W.B! You are a genius! Swimming and fetching is brilliant! I won’t even step in a puddle if I don’t have to. I’m pretty sure puddles are trying to kill me.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  7. I think WB is in cahoots with Dimples to get you to build them a swimming pool in the backyard.

  8. What a great ending to a bleak start! Love the videos.

  9. oh, i LOVE these videos and photos. and p.s. – cardio, cardio, cardio. the next video we see of WB he might be unrecognizable. 😉

  10. I’m reading this and all I can think is…shark bait. Stick to fresh water. 🙂

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