Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A happy boy and the storm warrior

We have had such gorgeous weather here lately so we had plenty of opportunity to work on the pool. You know what that means don't you? That's right Duke is a happy boy because he got to take his first dip and float of the season on Saturday.

Of course this means I will no longer have any piece while we are out on the deck because he will be constantly barking to either get on a raft or get pulled back in.

As for the storm warrior, that would be me. You see after Duke had his float I decided it was time to vacuum the car and wash it. By the time I began washing it was looking like rain but I was determined to finish. I was about half way through and the wind kicked up and I could see a wall of rain approaching. Fearlessly I turned and aimed my trusty garden hose directly at the approaching storm and gave it all I had. Though the sound of laughter could be heard from behind me on the deck I stood my ground. I continued to shoot the storm in between soaping and rinsing the car. I was able to hold the storm off until my mission was accomplished and I could retreat to the safety of cover.
I kid you not, I really did that. I fought the rain storm with a hose and I won. Wade who normally rolls his eyes at me in sheer annoyance at my antics found it hysterically funny and I felt quite proud of myself.

32 comments:

Debra Dickinson said...

He's a happy boy and a handsome boy - even wet! How adorable is the raft thing?!? There were 3 Westies at the park this weekend and no offense to their cuteness factors but the 3 of them together did not match Duke.

Storm warriors, storm chasers and storm troopers - I bet you'd win in that battle too! Great story. :)

Ginny said...

Floating Duke makes a gorgeous picture. You are a storm warrior!! The easiest way to make it rain is to try to wash the car or mow the grass.

Pat said...

What a great memory, days with laughter are the best ! xx

Duni said...

Haha. You're too funny, Ann! After a couple of gorgeous days, it looks like we're about to get some rain today :(
I always LOVE those pics of Duke on the float!!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Look how cute Duke is!!! Today was the kind of day that I could have stood under the hose for a very long time!! Instead, I picked the shelter of my air conditioned house...tomorrow's supposed to be about the same!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Perhaps I should be treating you with a little more respect...

Jen said...

Man, we were so happy to have some more rain here I never even thought about trying to hold it off with my trusty garden hose...
Leave it to you to come up with that one *giggle*

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my gosh.....this is ONE pampered dog. But I know just how Duke repays you all with his love and devotion. I LOVE this image....just love it.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

ps...forgot to add a little ditty about the storm trooper...YOU GO GIRL!!!

Lin said...

I love Duke on his raft--that is so darn cute!

Glad you beat the storm. I'm sure your neighbors were giggling behind their curtains too. ;)

Sandra said...

next time please direct the storm to us down here, we need rain, send it on please. duke looks so happy on that float, summer is here.

Donna said...

Those storms clouds did not want to mess with an irate and determined woman, LOL! And Duke sure does have the life, floating out in the pool!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

No storm here this week-end, but our pups did get wet since they had baths yesterday... I love that they behave so well when bathed.

Duke looks in heaven on that float! How fun for him... :-))

Anne said...

I just have to say that Duke looks fantastic sitting on the float. He looks almost regal.

Congrats on battling the storm. Can you do anything about the heat?

Grace said...

That must have been a hoot to watch - Love it!

Rose said...

Duke is too cute on the raft! That's awesome that you were able to beat the rain to finish your job. I can see myself doing the same thing. Once I get started with something like that, I'm determined to finish.

Sandee said...

Duke rocks no matter what he's doing. I know he love that pool too. Good for him.

I laughed out loud at the storm warrior part. Well you won and that's all that counts.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Donna said...

I Salute you, Brave Storm Warrior!!!
Hahaaaaa.....
Loving the Duke!
hughugs

BeadedTail said...

I would have giggled at you too but good for you to wash your car even with a rainstorm coming! :) Duke looks very happy to have the pool open for the summer!

Marg said...

Wow,now that is one strong woman, Duke. She backed a storm off with the hose. The storm just knew you were serious. We are impressed. Have a great week.

Chatty Crone said...

I am amazed that he would go on a float in the water - good for him. And you go storm fighter! Love,sandie

SweetMarie said...

Duke is such a cutie on the raft! He looks so comfy and content. :) He's making me want to take a swim. :)
You are cracking me up! I had a visual of you with the hose fighting off the storm...love it!
You go girl!

Reeni said...

That's so funny how you fought the storm! And Duke has the best life! He's adorable.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

He's a happy little surfer dude :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I think you must have been in our area of Tennessee today... A big storm approached TWICE ---and even though I didn't point the hose at it, it missed us totally... Were you here with your hose??????? ha ha

Cute picture of Duke on the raft.... Love it.
Hugs,
Betsy

Helen said...

ooh, lucky Duke! we definitely could use the pool these past few days.

Ann Oon said...

This is the first time i am hearing of anyone fighting the storm back with a garden hose *LOL* You crack me up Ann..

YAY!!! the pool's open :) Great summers ahead!

Tim Hicks said...

Way to go, Duke! He looks like he owns that pool :)
Great job on fighting that storm! You have become an inspiration to all of us who wash our cars only to have it rain a little while later :)

Sharkbytes said...

You are the newest superhero! Ann the Storm Warrior!

LC said...

Creative fun oh mighty warrior!

Katy said...

This picture is great! That's the way to hang out in the pool! :)

Whimcees said...

Hello!

What a happy boy indeed! Lucky fellow to have such a loving mom - and brave warrior too! Wishing you a happy weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

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