The Backup Pond

So, when our swimming pond dried up, they gave us THIS!!!

Like this puny pool would keep us happy. Right.

So we sneak off into the woods,

to our special BACKUP pond.

Our people think it's creepy,

with the strange colors the sun makes

in the places it can get past the trees,
and the leaves that cover the ground, and the bottom of the pond.

But we think it is way cool here,

and you can't find a better place in the world for STICKS,

(one of the best things in life).

They are all over down here!

We love our hidden vernal pool

and the muck we bring back home with us.

Being hosed off later is well worth it

because even though this shaded vernal pool lasts longer than the one in the pasture,

it too, will dry and and disappear before too long.

So we enjoy it while we can!
Oh yeah!


  1. What wonderful pictures. The Duke and Duchess bought me a little plastic pool one year and I would have nothing to do with it. The neighbors have it now and their dogs love it.

  2. We were thinking of trying to take the pups to a lake today. They can't swim off leash but we can splash in the shallows. :D

  3. These are the happiest Shepherds. They love the water so much and you can just see in their faces what a good time they are having. Keep up the great photography Kristen - I really like the way you are doccumenting GSD playtime.

  4. Absolutely nothing sweeter than a smile on the face of a GSD!

  5. Thanks for commenting, guys! I just looked at Scout 'n Freyja's blog and found another place to go for a happy fix. It's amazing what joy our dogs can bring to us through their happiness. Freyja is a real beauty and it will be fun to follow her and her friends.


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