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May 18, 2011

Pool Party & A Catastrophe Happened AGAIN!

Our hoomies recently bought us a new foldable pool (a MEGA huge one!) & since yesterday was an extremely hot day, they decided to let us try it out. It's been more than a year since we last played in a foldable pool so we were very excited when we saw Melissa filling it up in the porch. We had a BLAST playing in it well up until...a catastrophe happened. But I'll tell you a little more about that later. Right now, let's have a look at pictures of us having a fun time in our new pool.

Here we are waiting so impatiently in the house for the pool to fill up. We had to wait for almost 2 hours! It was really killing us seeing it fill up so sloooooowly. And what's worst was, Melissa was teasing us by jumping into the pool & splashing about. We were very unimpressed by that.

Didn't I tell ya that it is MEGA huge? It is 96" in diameter & 18" in height. It's almost as tall as Faith, our spotted sister!

Finally the gate was opened but no, we weren't allowed to charge out & leap into the pool just yet. We had to do some obedience 1st. Here we are waiting for Melissa to give us the release command.

Finally! WOOH so many toys!!

Don't we all look cute together?

Noticed the spotted one is always at the back? We Goldens don't really play with her & neither does she want to play with us. She often plays alone or with her imaginary friend.

These were the last 2 pictures taken before the catastrophe happened.

Okay, now let me get back to what actually happened. Do any of you still remember the previous catastrophe that happened while we were playing in our other, smaller foldable pool? Well yes, history repeated itself! But this time, the pool didn't explode. River & Megan climbed out of the pool & accidentally pushed down the sidewall. TONS of water started gushing right into the house, almost reaching the kitchen that was 20 feet away. Water was everywhere! Under the couch, cabinets, piano & electrical wiring & plug points.

Thank goodness nothing is damaged but my hoomies had a fantabulous time sweeping all the water out of the house & moping the place dry. We on the other hand were still having a ball outside in the porch but in the end, our fun was cut short. We were NOT happy about that I can tell you this! What made us even more upset was, we had to get blow dried after that. Ugh!

79 comments:

Anny said...

That is a lot of water in the pool... and i can imagine all the water gushing into the house...

but...

at least all of you had lotta fun earlier :D that is most important on sunny hot days. Hope the electricals didn't get too wet.

Jazzi said...

Aww...yah, you all look really cute together and what fun in the pool!! Sorry bout that accident but Hey!! they happen!! BOL

wags
Jazzi and Addy

The Life of Riley said...

That's such a cool pool that I hope you all get to go in it again - just get your humans to put a few sand bags at their door to stop any more floods!

Woofs,
Riley

Bailey Be Good! said...

Oh noooo! I can't imagine how sad you were when the pool exploded! I think you need to get a hard plastic pool like my turtle pool. Eh, it may be a tad on the small side, but there won't be any explodin' goin' on!

Looks like you had a great time while it lasted, though! :)

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey

Priscilla said...

That sure is a gigantic pool! Your hoomie Melissa is one of the wonderful hoomies that I've ever heard of. She knows how to make you all happy and she loves every bit of you. You guys are so lucky to have her.

I don't mind playing in the pool but I don't like being blow dry either.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh dear, Amber-Mae - that DOES sound like a huge mess! I can't imagine how much water there must have been...a HUGE FLOOD!!

But I have to say, looking at the earlier pictures of you guys enjoying yourselves in that fantastic pool - it was sure worth it!! :-)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Lexi and Jasper the Danes said...

O no, water all through your house! Your poor human having to clean it up!

Looks like you guys had a fabulous time playing in the water - which we would expect, you being retirvers and all!

We did not know you had a spotted sister, is her imaginary friend a spotted one?

Licks and lots of slobber,
Lexi and Jasper the Danes

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Well, we think it was very generous of you to make sure your humans got cooled off too, and the house as well! Maybe next one, they need to get you a pool with rigid sides!

Those are GREAT photos! The ones of all of you in the pool are so much fun! Too ad about the spotted one, though...

Woofs,
Tommy

Finn said...

They look soooooo cute together! Sorry about all that water though!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Your pool looks awesome... the weather these days have been scorching hot and my mom says it'd be lovely to have a pool like that where she can stay inside the whole day (and end up looking like a prune??).

OOps... sorry to hear about the 'flooding' and all the work your hoomans had to do to clean up. Heehee...

Reilly / Bree said...

What a wonderful way to cool down - but don't you have a grass area where you could put the pool so you didn't have any problems with it flooding?

And what is this about leaving the Spotted one out of your play sessions - Spotted dogs unite - I will be her buddy!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oops, time to relocate that fun pool. We can just imagine the fun you can all have together in the pool - we used to have a small one but that was before TD and Ciara were here. Maybe we should get the Momster to get a new one.

Too bad you can't get another spotted pal for the cutie in the back. Bet she would like that.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Amber DaWeenie said...

I says...Hey Accidents Happen!!!!

Butt...I bet my Mom and Dad wouldn't look at it like this! BOL

Frankie Furter said...

Well it was FUN... while it lasted. RIGHT?

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

MEOWZA, what a great pool!!!!! We hope the catastrophe will be quickly forgotten by your humans and that you will get to spend tons of time in your pool.

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

That's a nice pool and it got to be huge for you guys. What fun! Our human has always wanted to get us one but we don't have such space. Anyway, sorry about the accident. Luckily nothing is spoiled.

Fred said...

Ecstasy and tragedy...all in one day!!!

Sapphire said...

huge pool! i can imagine the water! so sorry to hear about your accident but we're sure glad you had 'fun' cleaning up. you did, right? ;p

Mr. Pip said...

Oh no, not a flood! I am glad there was no damage!

Your pal, Pip

Kari in WeHo said...

you sure do know how to throw a party!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Remington said...

Sometimes when we have so much fun there ends up a mess....that certainly looked like FUN to me!

Sam said...

Too Cute! I love that picture of all of you in the pool looking at the camera! I think you need to put that pool in the neighbors yard so that when you spill some it will go into THEIR house!! LOL

Daisy said...

Well, it looks like tons of funs while it lasted! My Mommeh would have screamed if all that water came flooding into the house!

3 doxies said...

And dis is why doggies should nevers get in pools...they explode and then you has to be blowed dried...hehehe! But, I has to say I am impressed withs your obedience.

Puddles

Monaco said...

What an amazing pool. I need to show my humans but need to delete the last part of your adventure first. She will never get me one of those reading about the water accident...

Schnauzer Days said...

Oh no Amber, that IS a catastrophe, we thought that might be what happened! Fab photo of you all in the pool, hope that's not the end of you water adventures, not that we understand but our human who used to be owned by a retriever tells us that's what you love best in life! Dex & Lou x

Pedro said...

Oh no! I hope that doesn't keep your people from filling up the foldable pool again. You pups looked like you were having such a great time! No pictures of the catastrophe????

Pedro

The Army of Four said...

You all look like you had a blast! Sorry to hear about the catastrophe! I hope you get to have another pool party soon!
Play bows,
Zim

jen said...

What a fun pool party! We are going to have to give that a try sometime! But we will make sure the pool is far away from the house to prevent any flooding:)Glad nothing got ruined from the tidal wave!

***majors in the states are are shows that are worth 3 or more points. Each state has a point schedule so the amount of dogs needed to make a major can vary but for our state we need 7 dogs to make a 3 point major and I think 9 dogs to make a 4 point major. There is a different point scale for bitches. Does that makes sense?

Suka said...

hey Amber,

What a pawsome pool! It is so big! I can see that you pups had a blast while it lasted! All of you look so cute in the pool together. I hope the side can be fixed up so you can enjoy your pool again.

I feel sad for the spotted one. :-< She should have a friend who is not imaginary.

Suka

Charlie said...

Uh oh... no more pool parties!
- Charlie

Boondocks said...

Looks like awesome fun... I hope I get over my water phobia and can join my fur siblings in the pool soon!!

AROOOF!
Boondocks

Ludo van Doggy said...

Oops about the water, but at least you got to have fun and the floors got a nice clean right? BOL!
~lickies, Ludo

Augie and Ti's Mom said...

Sorry to hear about the little... um, "accident," but I have to say the pictures of everyone looking out the door and posing in the pool are THE CUTEST THINGS I"VE EVER SEEN! I could just kiss you all!

bellaboo said...

OOOPS!
Hope you've all dried out now..humans and furries.Love the pics,really adorable! :0)

Clive said...

Opps! You better put the pool somewhere else the next time!

Bet you had fun though before the disaster!

You're all great to like the water so much ... Clive would never jump into the water like that!

take care
Clive and Murray

Asta said...

That sisastew pawt does NOT sound like fun fow you ow the hoomans now does the blowdwyew yuck!!!BUT
It looks like you all manged to have loads of fun befowe the disastew and look wondewful splashing away..i hope next time the watew stays whewe it is supposed to
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful pool and we love the pictures of all of you in it. Melissa won't have to be washing the floor anytime soon, huh!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Oskar said...

I'm sorry about the catastrophe! It looks like lots of fun up to then.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We love those pictures!! How beautiful all of you are standing at the door and in the pool!! We bet your hoomies really had lots of fun cleaning up that water!!! We are sorry but hope you get another pool to play in! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

Sarge said...

Hey Amber!
Wow, you all look so cute! I bet that pool was a blast...right up until it died a watery death. Maybe next time it ought to be out in the yard and away from the house. Sure looked like fun!!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Lorenza said...

It happened again, Amber!
Oh-oh!
Sure they were entertained with all that water!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

the booker man said...

miss amber-mae,

egads! all that water went into your house?! that was a lot for sures! i'm glad your hoomies were able to get everythingie dry inside!
let me just make sure i have this right, though...the pool is still a-okay, right? teehee. next time, just make sure that you put it further away from the house. ;)

*woof*
the booker man

rottrover said...

We had one of those pools exactly ONCE!! We played, we splashed, we cooled off, and then someone (Gizmo) leaned on the side. Same thing, though not in the house!!

You're ALL so beautiful together!!

-Rottie Kisses

Meeka said...

Nice pool, you'll need a slide and some fruity drinks and it'll be just like paradise.

BZ Training said...

Those are some fun pictures, and everyone was so well behaved! Water, toys, friends... sounds perfect! Well, accept for that flooding the house part. :(

Ricky the Sheltie said...

That pool must've been a golden's dream!! Sorry about the catastrophe - as soon as I read that, I knew what had happened. I am so glad nothing was ruined though!

Bouncing Bertie said...

A catastrophe indeed.
Gail is saying she's so pleased that I'm not a water loving dog!
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Madi and Mom said...

That my doggie friends was a mega mess. OMC my mom would have freaked out. I hope nothing was ruined.
Hugs Madi

ra husky said...

hahaha, love the pics!! We just have a little pool about 6 inches deep, how boring, we need to get #1 to get us one of those monster pols!! Play bows,

RA & Isis

Keisha said...

That is neat! I would love to do that! :)

♥ Sallie said...

Oh no! LOL! Sounds like you guys were having so much fun you decided to move the pool party inside!

Your poor mom!

Hugs,

the booker man said...

miss amber-mae,

at first, i watered stan every day, but once his roots got deeper 'n stuff, i only had to water him every 3ish days. now i water him once a week!

*woof*
the booker man

Berts Blog said...

Oh man, what a great pool....sorry it catastrophed.....

That water is much cleaner than my lake right now. I bet you could even drink it.

wow it looked so inviting. I wonder if My Vickie will get me a pool.

Bert

Elizabeth said...

Oh, but you all looked so happy in there. :( (I would need to put that pool waaaayyy away from my house, but then, it would be too hot to get in.) Sorry about all the mess. :(

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

OMC, what great pics! You are all so cute together!
--JB

George the Lad said...

A Great set of photos, yes you do all look very cute, that sure is alot of water coming into the house!!!
Congrants on your ribbons to ;)
Have a good week
See Yea George xxx

Lincoln said...

Awwww I would love to have a pool !! But I love in a flat so no way - maybe I can ask my Grandma if she'd put one in her garden for me ?
So sorry about the water everywhere though - at least you had a great time before it happened !

Talk to you soon,

Lincoln

Sierra Rose said...

Now THAT'S a pool pawty!!!
Yeaooo! Great photos!

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

FiveSibesMom said...

Such great photos...such a fabulous time before the rot-ohhh....so glad it didn't ruin anything in the house! Hopefully, you'll get to pawty in the pool again real soon!

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

holy schmolly you caused a tidal wave? oh no.. that pool pawtee looked like so much fun. Next time call me.
norwood

ForPetsSake said...

Clearly your humans are missing the real catastrophe - the drying!!

I can see how a drop or two of water could be tolerated, but drying? No way!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Happy Sunday woofs & hugs, friends!!

~Bailey

Sam said...

Those are adorable photos - we are sorry you had a flood though! The things we do for our pups!

Make sure you guys play with your spotted sis - she does look a little lonely!

Sam

Thor and Jack said...

What pawty in the pool! Great pictures! You look so cute together! Sorry about that accident!

Thor and Jack

parlance said...

Oh, what a sad end to your wonderful fun. I sure hope your humans will fill the pool again.

How about putting something in the pool itself - for instance, a set of metal steps with rubber caps on the bottom of the legs so they won't go through the floor of the pool - and another set of steps outside at the same spot.

You dogs are so well trained I reckon you could easily manage climbing up the steps and over the edge to the other set outside the pool.

Niamh said...

So sorry that this pool bit the dust as well. We bet it was fun while it lasted.

Barbara is not the one coming to judge your competition (and we can't wait to see your routine) but she would have loved to have met you and your Melissa.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

The Teacher's Pets said...

Hilarious, Amber! The "play by play" of each moment had me on the edge of my seat, really! I loved every picture and I especially got a kick out of seeing all of the toys and the fact that all of you waited so patiently before playing in the pool! I hope the catastrophe doesn't mean you'll never play in the pool again!
Oh, I guess you heard the news before I could get to you....you won the SILLY SATURDAY PHOTO CAPTION CONTEST! Yippee-kai-yay! I have no idea how much it will cost to mail your gift all the way to Malaysia but don't worry, your gift will arrive but you have to send me your address furst! My email address is misskitty32504(AT)yahoo(DOT)com!

Tanner and Beth said...

Glad you had fun, but sorry about the mess. Maybe you need a different kind of pool. How bout if you dig one? All those paws will make short work of it! lol!

puppy kisses,
Tanner

Kirby, CGC said...

You guys looked like you had a blast! I myself, refuse to go into a pool! Sorry about the catastrophe but glad the house was okay!

I also so your post on your wins! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Woof!
Kirby

Momo and Pinot said...

OMD, Amber!! So happy to find many many happy faces.... what a pawty!!!

We sincerely have to say thank you for signing the petition. Means a lot....

Your friends,
Momo & Pinot

OscarBlogger said...

That picture of all of you in the pool looking at the camera is absolutely priceless. Sorry to hear about that pool accident! I'm sure it wasn't fun for the humans, but I'm glad you guys had fun before disaster struck.

lepawsvoyage said...

I love the group photo in the pool. They are so cute and attentive.

Lisa Rusczyk said...

How much fun!

Sophie Lou said...

Absolutley adorable pictures! What a funny story. I hope your next pool experience is less catastrophic.

Girl Tan said...

Wow! That's a huge pool! Super envious!!!

Bailey Be Good! said...

Hmmm... my posts from the past couple of days have disappeared. Boo on you, Google! Bring back my posts!

Hope you're having a wonderful Thursday!

Woofs & hugs,

~Bailey

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

You are such beautiful, well bahaved poochies! Our mommy said we need to fly to Malasia to have your mommy train us to be good. NO WAY!!! Looks like you had lots of fun.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRD & HOotie

Keisha said...

I don't really swim, but it's fun to watch my hoomans do that. :)