Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fishin Dawg

Friday night we were invited to a friend's house on a lake just outside of town. Beautiful setting and a wonderful evening. Their were three dogs there, two black labs and a short legged, barreled belly "little dog". One of the labs was in the water and when the other lab tried to get in the water the "little dog" would run at him and bark. I think he was the life guard, "one dog in the water at a time!"

One of the labs, I'll just call him the black lab, kept running parallel to the shore. He was looking down in the water as he ran. He was running and looking with real intent. Apparently he was fishing. Imagine that! A fishing dog. He would run over to one dock, then turn and run past his dock to the next dock. All the while looking down for fish.

I think his strategy was to spot the fish and run at them. Of course I'm sure the fish could hear him coming and scattered like school letting out. Maybe this dog should spend a weekend on the shore watching the Herons. He might learn to walk the water quietly and wait for the fish to come to him. He might even learn to pick up a feather or piece of cloth and drop it on the water to attract the fish. But then he is just a dog and I am sure it is not his nature to go after what he wants without running for it. Besides, anything a dog picks up with his mouth usually ends up coming out the back end. He was a cool dog all the same and a real hoot to watch!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even I have a hard time not running after what I want. He was a hoot!

10:46 AM  
Blogger daddy d said...

Nature is nature. Dogs are dogs. However, they can learn when they are taught. However, fun is fun. Life need not be all work.

7:31 PM  

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