Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Dog day at the water park

Last weekend, Wendell and I attended a canine swim day at Hawaiian Falls water park in The Colony. This is our story, in pictures:

Our first stop was the wave pool, where the big dogs were frolicking. But I've never really been the surfer-dude type, so the crashing waves weren't my style.

The kiddie pool -- now this is more like it. As you can see, Wendell was more eager to get wet than I was.

But I soon ventured in, albeit with an odd cross-legged gait.

Despite his freakishly long legs, Wendell wasn't quite tall enough to go on the Hawaiian Half Pipe. But he didn't let that dampen his enthusiasm.

Wendell actually tried to scale this contraption at one point. The lad is adventuresome -- you must give him that.

All this fun was starting to make me tired.

So as Wendell laid claim to a fountain-gushing rock ...

... and the big dogs, newly converted to canine Islam, chased their toys into the wave pool ...

... I set out with father on a trip around the lazy river. Ah, this is the life.

"Wendell," I barked upon my return, "you have to try this." Being a tad high-strung, Wendell wasn't quite as relaxed as I was. At one point, he leaped off his inner tube to the side. Father then put him in and let him dog paddle a bit, and Wendell continued the swimming motion even after father pulled him from the water. Unfortunately, mother was too busy laughing to snap a picture.

All in all, it was a most satisfying day.


Nevis said...

Wonderful photos Mugsy! Looks like everyone had a great time. I wish we had a waterpark nearby to do this at!

Salinger The Pug said...

I hope you don't mind my telling you how FRIGGIN ADORABLE you are!!!! day at the waterpark is a fabulous idea! It looks like you and Wendell had a fabulous time with Mother and Father.

Anonymous said...

What a nice outing! Looks like everyone had fun.

Hank said...

Ayatollah, them are some really good pitchers! (You must be able to afford the best fertographer in the world.)

Anyway.....looks like ya had a great time. I'm perty surprised, though, that yer presence didn't cause a maelstrom boy howdy!

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Thank you, all. The only problem with dog day at the water park is that it only happens once a year.

God willing, the ministry will make strides on the important civil rights issue of canine access to public swimming pools.

Anonymous said...

For a minute there I thought you guys were at Dog Island. LOL!

It looks like we've survived another blistering summer, Bro. Mugsy.

James Beauregard duPug

Anonymous said...

BRO. MUGSY! Think about this - Olympics for Dogs. Who needs the waterpark? You and Wendell could build a whole Olympic village. You could make speeches and wave flags and everything!


aine said...

awww look at you handsom boys. even if you are in a bra strap mugsy

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

This Dog Island sounds interesting, J.B. I must arrange a revival meeting there. And good idea about the Olympics, although if you'll recall, Wendell actually won a gold medal in the 100-meter dash in Beijing.

Aine, believe it or not, that's not a bra strap. It's my special harness, designed not to put any pressure on my neck. I had a disk problem a few years ago.