Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Jersey Devil:

How fortunate to border a 600 acre refuge; for four-legged creatures opportunities abound, including the chance for a good sniff. It would appear this now extends to a quick dip….in the mud! LW known for her limitless energy “set the bar at new heights” this afternoon, as completely out of the blue she became a “puddle jumper!” Legs flew, water and mud splashed about and before it was finished, Murphy (who is grey and white and was unfortunate enough to be standing in close proximity) ended up looking like a bit player in some horrible reenactment of a 1940’s minstrel show. It wasn’t pretty! Three puddles aligned in linear fashion, became a 1-2-3 lineup of pools in which our little girl happily romped. She went quickly from one end to the other before wheeling about joyfully on a reciprocal heading, charging at us full force! As she dashed with all her might the wind hooked her cheeks, pulling them back and making it appear as some sort of distorted sneer! Agast! A wild forest beast! Now we know what the mysterious unseen “Jersey Devil” might look like if he was covered in mud!

10 comments:

Hobbes Dogs said...

I've got two girls here who looked very similar on our walk this afternoon!

Brian said...

Hobbes dogs ~ she had a wonderful time romping in the puddles. Our other 2 dogs wouldn't go near the water.

We tried to visit you but could not get in. Thanks for visiting. ~ Trish

Dina said...

What a wonderful project (both raising the dogs and documenting your progress). Sounds like a mitsvah to me (a good and holy act). Blessings to you all.

Sophie Brador said...

Looks like pure joy for a dog like Sophie. We're still waiting for those puddles here. Maybe this week, if the snow stays away.

The Daily Echo said...

I really don't know why Mom is finding the photos of LW swimming in the giant mud puddle so hard to look at. She just doesn't get it. Mud is such a glorious thing. Almost as good as snow.
ECHO

Lani said...

I say tell LW she is pretty enough she dosen't need to take a mud bath.

Lani on the other pointed out people pay good money to sit in a tub of mud so why shouldn't LW get to do it for free.

Gus and Louie said...

Hey can we come and join you? We love water and mud just makes it more fun..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Gus and Louie said...

That looks like so much fun can we join you?? Water is a little fun but mud is a LOT of fun!

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Kathryn and Ari said...

Last year, people in Maine reported seeing a strange creature in the woods--and several people theorized that it was a New Jersey devil who had migrated up the coast. Turned out it was a Chow. Great minds think alike?!?

Making it lovely (SP) said...

Oh so cute pics. I have 2 golden retrievers here in Singapore, 1 is from Sweden and the other one is Singaporean:-)

Take care

Gunilla