Mason's buddies

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Training and the Park

Mom took me to the park with the lake again. She says I need to be more sociable, something about growling and snapping at other dogs?
I am just protecting her. gees.

I am being very nice

So see here I am being nice and not growling at any pup........

A nose to nose encounter

This little guy was driving me crazy! I would be clear on the other side of the
lake and he would run over and take my wubba clear back to the
far side!! And my mom had to go and get it back for me.

A Husky and an Austalian sheep dog both had one blue eye and one brown eye.

This little guy attacked a Pit Bull!! He wanted to show who was the boss.
(I had to leave b/c of the pit bull he would not leave my behind alone)

Mom says I drool too much when I am at the lake. Does any one know
why this would happen?

Waiting on my mom to catch up to me..

These videos are of me, of course, and I am practicing my fast retrieve.
Normally when the wubba goes out to where I have to swim for it, I tend to just
leave it out in the lake and bark at it for a bit and then walk away.
Mom does not like that.

But not today! I was running and diving after my wubba, even when it was far out there!
My mom was so proud of me.
So now we are going to keep practicing and I am going to challenge my
Aunt Mabel to a swim off!!

Well I am very tired now.

Taking a nap next to my mom. Later. =)

Don't forget to post you sway, wiggle or strut for us!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Mason,

You are an excellent swimmer! Good job, it made me tired just watching you. :-)

Sniffs and licks,


GoldenSamantha said...

Hi Mason! Oh I know how some of those doggies at the park can be thieves. I get my kong stolen all the time bol! But you are a pawsome swimmer - I love you barking at your wubba when it's too far out! Glad you got some zzzzzs in - tiring stuff that swimming!
Note to your mom: My mom's learning curve is going up, but there are still some glitches. She has a little vid camera and has been trying and trying to upload her vids of me wiggle walking, but it won't take. If and when it does, she will (try) to figure out how to send it. She knows there's a deadline and I hope she beats it!!!
xo Sammie

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


It looks like woo had khwite the fun day!

Of khourse, any day with a HUSKY has to be a fun one!

Your retrieving skills are pawtastikh!


Checkers said...

Hey Mason - that's some pretty fancy swimming - I would be afraid to swim out there like that! I can sure empathize with your dog park troubles - there's always a meanie there when I'm there - I just ignore them but mommy always makes me leave cause she's a fraidy cat!

Again - I'm really impressed with that swimming - I jumped in the lake today - but I got right back out -


The Army of Four said...

What a BLAST! I'd love to meet you at the park one day!
Play bows,

Thor said...

Hi Mason!
Looks like you had lots of fun at the park!
You´re a great swimmer!
Love your videos!


Bijou said...

Hi Mason,

Terrific retrieving! The only way you'd get me in that water is to throw me in. BOL

Wags & wiggles,

Andrea said...

Great swimming Mason!!! We run into canine thieves at the dog park too..although Sophie puts them in their place pretty quick! :)

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

That looks like a lot of fun chasing your wubba, Mason. You look like you earned that nice nap with your Mom. Love your yawning shot.

Tucker and Daisy

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Hey Mason Dixie! We can't wait to go swimming--it is one of our favorite summertime activities! You are looking great!

Gus and Waldo

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Heya Mason-Dixie,
You certainly are a good swimmer. You love swimming in our lake, it's heated. looks like fun. We all need to be socialized.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mason!
I loved your swimming-retrieving videos!
I can understand you were tired after that!
Kisses and hugs



what fun.. swimming.. wubbas.. friends. I agree sometimes too many friends is not that good but good thing mom knows the limits.

Don't worry about the drool. We all do it.

Faya said...

Some day I wish I could be a retriver and go in water like you... but I am afraid of water...I only put my paws in it....
Kisses, Faya

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Is the lake actually at your park?? If so, we need to find a park like that.

Brice stole another pup's ball at the park today but Momma made him give it up and marched him over to apologize to the other pup.

Princess Eva

the TN Bull Terrors said...

We know why you swimmed to get yer wubba, that other dog was gonna get it if you didn't!

Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh Mason, We are so impressed with your upsome good retrieving abilities. You looked so professional! Our mom would love to see us do that in the water. Hootie hasn't even ventured in & I've only gone in up to my legs at the dog lake. This Saturday we have a Dale meet up at the dog water park. We'll keep you posted if we get brave.
XXOO-BabyRD & Hootie

Anita said...

Great day, Mason! You look like Michael Phelps.:)

Dughallmor Beagles said...

You are so athletic....great videos! I love that last pic of you Mason, you look adorable and so totally smoochable :D
Want me to come and have words with that Pitbull? Tell him paws off and keep his snooter to himself? Just say the word babe.
Mega smooches,
Your Alfie xxxx

Maggie and Mitch said...

You are such a great swimmer, Mason! Good job fetching Wubba!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Martha Basset said...

Hi Mason
You really are a brilliant swimmer - very fast! We enjoyed your videos.
We dont believe you ever growl at other dogs - you seem so sweet tempered to us.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xx

Elizabeth and Luna said...

Hi Mason,
Don't know about the drooling thing, maybe it's because you are super excited to go swimming. Or maybe it's because the butt sniffing makes you a little nervous. Luna doesn't like butt sniffing either ;)

Mack said...

Of course everyone wants to sniff your butt!

What fun you had at the lake!

Mom says we are really gonna have to try and get my wiggle on tape because I am sooo bow legged it's cute how I walk!!

Sugars and TGIF,

Sara Alves said...

Mason! you´re such a good swimmer :)
love the last shots, so cute :)
licks Pu

Anonymous said...

Hi Mason! I'm glad you had a nice time at the park. That swimming looked especially fun.

See ya!

Chester's Mom said...

WOW-so proud of your retrieving, Mason D! (wiping tears of pride from eyes with paw).
Be careful at the doggy park, some dogs are very quick to get angry and I wouldn't want to see you get hurt. I can't even imagine you growling in a mean way, maybe in a sexy growl. Yes-that I can imagine and do quite often.
I will try to get Mom to catch my wiggle this weekend for you. It's usually very fast outside but in the evenings after I have a good run, my wiggler slows down. Usually when I follow Dad to the kitchen for green bean snacks is a good time to catch my slow wiggle.
You're so kind saying you'd like me without teeth, but don't worry, I still got 'em all!
Have a great day at the lake, wish I could be with you.
Woofs and wiggler slobbers,

Ludo van Doggy said...

Wow! Good job with the wubba Mason, I too scared to go in where my feets don't touch the bottom. You super brave to do it!
It a shame when other dogs wont leave you be huh?
~lickies, Ludo
peeess, I will get Mum on that wiggle video!

Fred said...

Good job on the socializing! It just takes practice! ;P
I'll tell my Old Girl to be sure to video my strut this weekend.

Diego Dog said...

Hi Mason....

Glad you had a good time at the park. I think you were waiting for that water to warm up a bit before you took a long swim!

Diego Dog

Anna the GSD said...

Holy crap Mason, that looks awesome!! Great swimming!

If someone took my Wubba, I'd totally kick their butt! Arrr!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

that was AWESOME!!! what a great day you had! you really love the water huh?

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

I always leave the stick in the lake too if I have to swim for it.. I think that if I bark at it it will come to me. The Red's have learned from me to not get it either. When Callie was little she swam after it but I have taught her different now.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Joe Stains said...

sorry that guy stole your wubba, how rude! You can swim pretty fast. I can't swim at all!!

Ms. ~K said...

Wroooo wroooo Mason,
You swim like a duck-good thing!!!
Buddy loves to watch you run on the shore, reminds him of Bo (bow wow) Derrick!

Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

I went swinning once and got all water-logged ahd heavy and almost sank - I didn't like it...That park looks OK though.
your friend, Morgan

The OP Pack said...

You are a very good swimmer, Mason Dixie, we are very impressed. Nice you have a sibe at your park too, did you play with him?

Mom is still trying to get that wiggle video done, but she just isn't satisfied with what she has so far.

Woos, the OP Pack

Momoko said...

I want to swim with you someday!


Anonymous said...

Hi Mason-Dixie,

You look like you had a fun time at the park - even if some of the other dogs were a bit annoying! :-)

And WOW!! What an amazing swimmer you are! Am so impressed! It's taken me 5 years to work up the courage to WADE in the water!

Honey the Great Dane

Nibbles Treats said...

What a great time at the lake. You are definitely getting better at Wubba retrieval.

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Abby said...

Hi, Mason...

Wow...Great swimming & retreiving...I'm impressed...

Enjoy your nap...

Abby xxxooo

Suzuki said...

I would love to do a wiggle post, but I am too busy looking after Mum and Scooby :(
I love Lorenza's though BOL
Big licks to you

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