a summer swim

beckons to eleven year old Sam as he spies the ball
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splashes in with one quick jump
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glides with easy, relaxed strokes
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sweet success!
i'm ready!

on land or water enjoy the parade of pets hosted by Gayle at Planet M Files

40 comments:

vchelle said...

Great shots especailly the one of Sam splashing in the water!

Sarah said...

Sam is gorgeous! He looks so good in his pictures, his lovely golden red colour with the blue of the pool.

Relyn said...

Sam's jump is just wonderful. And that last photo. It could be used for an Alpo commercial.

SE'LAH... said...

Go Sam! Awesome shots!!!

sunnymama said...

Great pictures of Sam enjoying his swim :)

Marisa said...

Puts a new spin on "dog days of summer."
Beautiful dog!

Tracy said...

You Sam is a sweetie-pie...very fun post! :o)

Jennifer said...

Ah, retriever + ball + water = FUN!

Great shot of sweet Sam.

Marcie said...

Such wonderful summer fun!!! Great images!!!

Judy said...

I love it!! He's beautiful Elk.

beth said...

love love love a dog in a pool....too fun !!

Prospero said...

Sam, you're a star! Great in-flight photo ... and a really great dog.

ols1 said...

Awww he is gorgeous - I love the one of him with the ball :)

margie said...

that sam, the cutest face ever. and red or gray a little bit! lol.

Alicia said...

Love the mid-air jumping photo!! Fun sequence of photos!

Christina said...

Awww... Sam my buddy! You know I just wanna hug you to bits, don't cha??
So glad to be part of todays parade.
xo

m. heart said...

The ears pointing up in the second photo is just priceless, great shots! The colors are beautiful too!

elizabeth said...

i love it! i want to go swimming with Sam. (atlas would not be up for it - he hates water. in this scenario, you would have shots of atlas on the sidelines looking at sam like, "why on earth is that silly dog going into the water for the ball .. let someone else get it" ;)

spread your wings said...

such great shots. Looks like Sam has the spirit of an eleven year old child, if that makes sense.
love the last one.

Betsy said...

Oh, he's so sweet!

miz katie said...

he's a great fetcher! :)

Char said...

sooo sweet - love the series of shots

maccandace said...

What a precious boy he is. Goldens are the best.

Caroline said...

That is one happy doggie!

Claire said...

i want to swim too!

Jewels said...

That pool looks nice and your doggie so cute :)

Busymomma66 said...

Love the pupper!! My Bella would be in a panic if she was in a pool. She'd let the ball drown. lol,

DesignTies said...

You really captured all the things Labs & Retrievers love to to -- jump into the water, swim, and have a ball in their mouth (or a stick or a sock or a shoe or...) :-)

Sam is a cutie -- love the last close-up pic!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

Look at that adorable face! Too cute! He looks like such a sweet friend to have around! :)

Sharon said...

How fun! How does the filter handle all that dog hair?

JFKlaver said...

I love this dog. I want this dog.

mbkatc230 said...

What great photos of Sam's summertime fun. Goldens are such great dogs. Our friends have one (Angel - and she really is) who does the same thing. I used to wonder if that tennis ball was permanently affixed to her mouth lol. Kathy

Liss said...

The shot with the ball in mouth is so nice. I feel refreshed now.

Gayle said...

I just love Sam! He is so cute and huggable looking! ELK, your shots are amazing! That second shot - wow!

moreidlethoughts said...

"Dog Days" indeed! And the second shot is a winner.

robin-bird said...

i love that sam! he has real spirit! much like you my friend :)
xo

MedaM said...

WOW, this is really fantastic series of photos! :-)

magpie said...

not a dog person
in general
whatever that means
yet that last picture
fundamentally
rocks!

sherri said...

I love it! This is superb!:-)

Bridge said...

My dog is Sam too! Darling.