Saturday, July 26, 2008

Water Polo Instructional Video

"How can you be named after a famous water polo player but you won't swim??" 

I didn't bother to tell Momma that "famous water polo player" is an oxymoron, but it's true that until our last trip to Brrr Mont I didn't really swim. I love the water. I play bitey-face with the hose, splash in my water bowl, wade up to my legpits, stick my face in the water up to my eyebrows, and blow bubbles with my nose. I KNOW how to swim and I've done it a few times. BUT - going into deep water is DANGEROUS and I am a GUARD DOG which also means being a LIFEGUARD sometimes. Mostly the little people have been staying where I can keep an eye on them but as Momma's shoulder has been getting better she has been taking more and more chances. Last time at the beach she went so far out she could not touch the bottom, and then she and P-Daddy decided to PLAY out there!

So in this video I had to go out and make sure they were ok. Momma wasn't using her other (really gimpy) arm, just her legs to stay up. Her throwing arm (she is left-pawed, just like me) had splurgery 6 months ago. I went to check on her a couple times and she seemed ok. She seemed really happy that she can throw stuff again.

Sorry for the quality of the video. Auntie Pita couldn't find the zoom button on the camera. What a dopey head.


Petey said...

Hi Biggie!

Hey, you're included in my post today and given the subject of your excellent video, I think you'll find it very amusing!

Your pal,


Petey said...

Biggie, when Mom's ankle is better we'll walk up to the dog run in Chelsea and meet you —that would be great!

(Going to go nudge Mommy to do her physical therapy exercises...)

Your pal,


Peanut said...

we couldn't get the video to play but I have to say if that's you in the water then your crazy. Don't you know water is dangerous? Oh and we are going to post about the award you gave us tomorrow. We didn't forget.

Pacco de Mongrel said...

i'm proud of u...

i wouldn't even wanna get wet myself... i'm truely hydro-phobia

Booker the Treeing Walker said...

That's a lot of water! I only go into the water to get through it to somewhere else. It is an inconvenience between point A and point B.

River said...

We beagles are definitely not waterdogs. My mom was going to get us a pool but we said all we'd do is drink out of it. That's amazing how you swam out where your paws didn't touch the bottom. I am in awe!!

love & wags,

Georgeous said...

Hey Biggie - you got in for a swim, I take my hat off to you sir! And would like you to visit this post, there's something there for you.
Love 'n' Snuffs

Lindsay said...

Hey Biggie. Looks like you all had a great time. Good thing you were there to supervize everyone. Must be a tough job.

Saint Lover said...

awesome video biggie.. You are a good swimmer!

Biggie-Z said...

PETEY - Tell your mom my momma is doing that Physical terrorpy too. They can be 2 gimps walking the dog.

PEANUT - I put the video on YouTube too. I think.

PACCO - I thought you swam a lot? You are my hero(ine) even if you don't swim, because you do all that jumping and agility and even get the zoomies, which I do too.

BOOKER and RIVER - You hounds sure are funny. You are lucky you don't have quite so much fur because in the summer, I HAVE to cool off somehow. If it's not water, then it's mud.

GEORGE - Thanks for the award! Once again I have a lot of blogging to catch up with.

LINDSAY - I am all about making sure everyone is safe. That's my job, I have to take care of all my people.

SAINTS - My Momma showed me your videos and told me that it's not just lab-a-doors that swim but big mountain dogs too. I just needed the proper motivation. Thanks!

Chris & Mackenzie said...

Biggie, you need to come down to Texas to give me a swimming lesson. I've gone far, but not THAT far!