Posts Tagged ‘water dogs’

Wordless Wednesday #298 – Boating with dogs

July 20, 2016 14 comments

The limestone walls of Lake Bellsby

Water play

Water play with Bella and Gracie #dogwood52 #dogwoodweek29

Miss Bella (July 16,2016)

Bella and her balls

Miss Gracie

Shake it off Bella!

Bella zen

Out co-pilot, Bella


Favorite Video Friday – Dachshund Bahama Vacation

June 26, 2014 2 comments

It’s vacation time at Casa del Mel. We might not be going on any bog trips, but we are certainly going to have some fun!

It seemed like this week’s video was the perfect way to kick things off.


Happy Friday everyone!

Wordless Wednesday #193 – By the Lake

June 25, 2014 13 comments

I'm going in #Daisy

It's all about the ball.

Two Shelties is always better.

A little lakeside fun for Daisy and Jasper.

Amazing beauty at Alimagnet park today.

Favorite Video Friday – The Dog Days of Summer

August 23, 2012 17 comments

I can’t believe summer is almost over. Here in Minnesota you can tell it’s nearing the end when the Minnesota State Fair begins. It’s a rite of passage for most Minnesotans – food, fun, people watching. What could be better?

Already the pool at Casa del Mel has closed and soon the all the kids in the neighborhood will be lining up for the school bus. Can winter be far behind?

This week’s Favorite Video Friday is an homage to the season that is yet to come – winter. Just a little reminder that the fun doesn’t have to end with the end of summer.

Too soon?

Yeah, I thought so too. Instead, here is a short little video that celebrates the dog days of summer.

Happy Friday!

Wordless Wednesday #102

August 14, 2012 16 comments


The Pool’s Open!

May 18, 2012 16 comments

Friday was the first day we could open up the pool at Casa del Mel.

All seemed very happy at the news…


Except one…


I must get this dirty water off me

But one…

Seemed to enjoy it more than the others.

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Overcoming Fear: Jasper’s Quest for his Ball

March 22, 2012 16 comments

One of the things I love most about dogs is their sense of discovery. Everything in their world is new and unique and interesting.

But sometimes, things can also be fearful and then a dog just might need a little encouragement to take that extra step or explore a little further. I love watching them overcome that fear and step outside their comfort zone and move beyond it to wonder and/or excitement.

Last night, while out on our hike trough the woods, Jasper came across a dilemma that he didn’t quite know how to handle. Get the ball? Or, don’t get the ball? That was the question.

Jasper loves water, but only water he can stand in. He can swim if he needs to, he just prefers not to if he can avoid it. So, when his ball rolled down the hill and into the water, he had a dilemma. Jump into water that might be deeper than he was comfortable with? Or, stay on land and watch as it floated away.

It took a lot of pacing and hemming and hawing (and a lot of encouragement from me), but he finally took that leap to get the ball. I was so proud of him for overcoming his fear.


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