Sunday, July 27, 2008

One is not enough

You've just got to love the enthusiasm of this eager-beaver dog.

At the beginning of "fetch this stick" he jumps in, swims out to the middle of the pond and retrieves one stick. Good boy, Rover! (His name has been changed to protect his innocence because I can't remember it.)

After a few fetches, Rover gets bored...HO-hum... and demands two sticks. He barks one short bark and looks expectantly. So his owner has to throw two sticks across the small pond. Otherwise the dog won't dive in.

THEN, Rover gets bored AGAIN and wants three sticks. Yep, actually waits till three sticks are tossed out across the water. Sometimes the owner throws two and pretends to throw the third. BUT Rover can count and waits for the third splash.

Here you can see three sticks in Rover's mouth. ;-) Good fetch, boy!

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27 comments:

Aileni said...

What a character. He would be proud to have this picture on the kennel wall.

Abraham Lincoln said...

That photograph should win an award of some kind. It is more than worthy. I also like the wet dog with his sticks.

i beati said...

I love this so much and the butterfly - just made my morning !!! sandy

Blognote said...

What a lovely dog!!

Small City Scenes said...

Oh so funny. what a good dog. MB

bobbie said...

Love black labs. I had a great one - but would you believe, he was afraid of water!

Dina said...

"Eager-beaver" is right! Rover looks like he thinks he's a beaver.
Great shot.

Lilli & Nevada said...

AAAH how cute last week we went for a drive and there were some labs chasing sticks in the water, i am always surprised just how far they can swim to fetch. Nice capture too

For The People said...

That is too cool! Bet he smelled good afterwards. LOL

Ex-Shammickite said...

Clever puppy!
I certainly couldn't swim to the middle of a pond and bring back three sticks in my mouth!
In fact, I think I'd have trouble with only one.
Good boy, Rover.

Anita said...

What a dog!
Gorgeous picture, too... great capture!

Have a great day!
Stop by Prairie Visions if you get time! :)

Gretchen said...

How sweet!

Kittilicious said...

Saki is always trying to shove more than 1 of anything in her mouth! Great shot...

Virginia said...

This is a terrific shot. I will admit on the portal it looked like a hippo with sticks so of course I had to investigate. Turns out its an overachieving lab that can count! That's even better.

Christy said...

Very cute dog. I looked at some of your other posts and you have such beautiful images. The butterfly is simply amazing.

Dragonstar said...

What a clever dog! I know dogs can count - just try short-changing them with their biscuits!

Laurie Keller said...

Thanks for checking out my Sky Watch Friday shot. Your photos are awesome! I am surrounded by Labs in my famiy and love the wet look pic!

B. Roan said...

Gorgeous doggie!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Rover is a smart guy. What a beautiful black lab.

Voz do meu Coração said...

Hello, your blog has wonderful pictures, loved. Congratulations.

babooshka said...

Marvellous. Exceptional capture.

Carletta said...

What a wonderful capture!

Blue said...

Great photo & enjoyed Rovers tale too.

Kerri said...

OH this is wonderful! Great shot!!

AppleDebbie said...

Rover is a talented boy... and handsome too! Loved the photo!

Greyscale Territory said...

This is just unbelievable! I am chuckling away and returning to the pic as I write this! Thanks for giving me a huge smile on my face! Memorable!

Misty Dawn said...

Bwahahahahaha - I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! One of my favorite posts all week! It's a fantastic photo and your story makes it even more fantastic! Did I mention I love this???

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