Monday, March 14, 2016

Look at Me Now

Hey All.

Yesterday you saw how Bert and I harvest sticks.  After we finished Bert told me that another adventure waited just around the corner.  With Bert you never really know what that means.  But Bert's my best pal so I followed.

Well surprise surprise, Bert's adventure is swimming.  But I have to admit, I sure would like to do that. 

I would love to swim out and get my own sticks instead of having Bert always bringing them back and me taking them from him.

"Come on Buddy I'll help you.  Just follow me, we'll take it slow."
"OK Bert, you won't leave me will you?"
"I'll be right by your side Buddy."

"BERT! BERT!  I think I'm going to drown!!"
"You got this Bud, just hold on to me until you get your rhythm."

"That's it Buddy.  Just keep in the shallow end until you get a feel for it."
"This is not to bad Bert."
"Just remember Bud to use all your paws, not just the front ones."

Oh how I wanted that stick out there.  But it was just out of my reach.

"Come on Buddy come on out.  There are a lot of great sticks out here.  You can do it!!"

I went out for the stick, but I started to sink. 

That's when Bert came out and lent a paw to get me back to shore.

"Hop on Buddy and we'll start again.  You're going to get it don't worry."

"Come on Bud get the stick.  Come on get it."
You see what my smart friend did there.  He had me focused on the stick and not worried about the deep water.

So I went for it.  I just took that leap of faith and went for the stick.  Of course it helped that Bert believed in me.

"Bert!!  I think I am going down!!!" (Bert was on shore watching me and shouting encouragement).
"You can do it Bud.  Keep paddling,"


At this point I was thinking to my self 'Why did I go for such a BIG stick'.

"Bert I got it!!!  I got it!!!  Did ya see me? I got it!!  I swam and I got it!"
"You sure did Bud, I knew you could do it."
And now here is a video of me swimming.

I can't wait to go to Bert's special place high in the mountains, where Gooses Rock is and swim in the ponds where the beaver and moose play.



  1. Buddy my Buddy, you did so good Saturday and I was so proud of you. And when you went out that last time and swam so proudly after the stick, well I just couldnt believe it. Cant wait to get up to Gooses Rock. You me and the moose....

  2. We are so proud of you, Buddy! Great job!

  3. I am clapping wildy and shouting Great Job Buddy. you give me hope for Jake, he only uses his front feet and his butt sinks. you have proved it can be done.

  4. way to go Buddy - you did it - we are all so proud of you and what a awesome friend Bert is to show you how it is done

  5. So brave of you Buddy! Good job and now you have a new way to cool off just in time for summer.

  6. Wow, Buddy, you're turning into a natural in the water!

  7. you can swim like a fishy now!!! wooohooo! do you think Bert can give me swimming lessons too? I would like to learn it... if we find a way to de-wet the water :o)

  8. Oh my dawg! Wear a life jacket until you get the hang of it. Your making us nervous BOL
    Lily & Edward

  9. Hari OM
    OMD OMD OMD I'sa so excited that you did that all by your ownsome Buddy!!! Practice makes pawfect, eh??!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  10. Bert really is the most amazing friend ever, Buddy!


    PS: That water must have been COLD!

  11. Buddy you are so lucky to have such a wonderful swim coach.

  12. You look like you are starting to get the hang of that swimming thing Buddy. What a great friend Bert is.

  13. You GOT this Buddy! Bert will show you the way! Looks like you two are having FUN!

  14. WAY TO GO, BUDDY!!! Wowzers.... you can do it. I see a whole new chapter of your life opening up!

  15. We are stopping by to wish you a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  16. That got our mom all teary-eyed! It's simply AWESOME! Burt is such a good friend to you, Buddy! You were SWIMMING!!! WAY TO GO, BUDDY!!!!!!! And Burt - you're amazing. No one could ask for a better friend!

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