Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I wanna go to Alcatraz!

As I was munching my breakfast this morn, I came upon a great story about a 4-year old dog who beat most of the human swimmers in the Alcatraz Invitational! Jake came in 72nd!

"Organizers from the South End Rowing Club which puts on the annual event say it was the first known crossing of the water by a dog. The crowd cheered as Jake made his way onto solid ground, shook off water and dodged a woman who tried to put a medal around his neck.
The 4-year-old pooch and his owner, Jeff Pokonosky, live In San Diego. Pokonsky said he and Jake swim 4 miles a week and bodysurf together. And Jake always eats scrambled eggs before a big swim. "

Now that is the life! I can't ever see my dad swimming 4 miles a day - ha, he'd probably drown!

I just dig the water. Last night Mom was taking a shower, and I thought, what the hell, looks like fun, so I just walked right in and joined her! She was rather surprised, but she let me stay and then towel dried me. Dad also tried to hand strip me yesterday - he did a pretty good job for an amateur. Hand stripping wiry coats like mine is not a piece of cake!

Woohoo, Rose the petsitter is coming over today...I look forward to her visits, sure breaks the monotony of being confined in the frigging laundry room all day!


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