Monday, June 19, 2017

Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog

Or more accurately one hound and two sporting.
I love the dog beach at Devil's Lake because you can pull your car right up to it and set down your chair, watercraft and cooler. Much of this parking lot has been flooded for years and you can still see telltale signs if you peek underwater.
You can meet locals and travelers, people and pooches and all manner of means to be in and on the water. A bonus to pulling your car up to your spot is that you can plug in your automatic air pump if it's not too hot to be on the water. Until yesterday, however, it's been so hot that being in the water v. on the water may mean the difference between cooling off or toasting your marshmallows.






Howdy dog. Howdy boychick.


Let's go swimmin'


You may need more water



Let me show ya


Ooh, chilly

Oh no, here come the Bumpus hounds aka Otis and Copper


Sons of &^%$#@* Bumpuses!


And there they go looking for a perfect Christmas turkey



40 comments:

  1. ...now those hound dogs know how to cool off. thanks for pairing those fotos and this great tune.

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    1. Those two were out swimming when I got there and still at it when I left.

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  2. It's a cool place. And I like Elvis very much :-)

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    1. The water really was cool in most spots, Klara, a little too cool.

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  3. I can't tell who's having more fun - the dogs or the boy!

    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/06/tidying-up-nest.html

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    1. They were all having a blast as was anyone watching them.

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  4. Great dog paddling there by all species! Nothing says pure bliss like dogs in the water.

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    1. I had one jump out of the car once because she smelled the creek a block away. Black lab of course.

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  5. Hehe, a funny series to the song! I've never seen a dog beach here with us...
    Greetings from Germany

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    1. There are two very close by but sometimes that lake is so dirty I wouldn't want my dog to swim from the beach and the other one is kind of gross being fed from the same lake.

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  6. That was ad I was looking at those fab photos of the hounds whilst listening to Elvis's Hound dog heheh!

    Have a cooltastic week :-)

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    1. It was pretty coolastic until today. Sweating my &*$#s off.

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  7. Dogs beach party! Looks like they are having great fun :)

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    1. I was just watching that movie. Don Johnson is sooo young.

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  9. What a great title and way to star a blog post. Those dogs were having tons of fun. I love lakes and hope to stop by a few this summer.

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    1. Don't stop by any in Madison, WI, lol. Devil's Lake is pretty good and I love the dog beach. I look forward to seeing your pics if you do make it to some lakes, and hopefully you will.

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  10. Wonderful and delightful photos indeed, thanks for sharing and greetings!

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    1. The spaniel and weimaraner were there for hours leaping through the water and having a merry ol' time.

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  11. Ahh a boy and his dog is always a wonderful thing

    mollyx

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    1. He was delightfully surprised when two more showed up.

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  12. Hello, I am sure all the dogs love that beach. Great series of photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Oh yeah, I've taken my favorite pooch there and she was in heaven, although she didn't enjoy the 30 minute ride.

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  13. I bet they all had fun! Swimming sounds great right now.

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    1. I bet it does, hope you're recovering nicely and can get submerged in water soon.

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  14. Looks like a fun swim for everyone! So cool and refreshing!

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    1. You know the water was pretty cool but warm enough outside. Now that I think of it, brrr.

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  15. You'll have all of us singing...ain't nothin but a hound dog! haha! Looks like fun on a hot day!

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    1. I was singing it too, lol. It was a nice break, got out of there just in time when some rowdy looking kids drove into the spot vacated by a nice couple who were kayaking.

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  16. Great shots of everyone having fun in the water ~ delightful ~ thanks, fun video ~ ^_^

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    1. Makes me wish I didn't kill my "tough" camera because it was perfect for days like that. Kisses to Artmuse Dog.

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    1. Yeah, I like it, the real beach is off to the right but you can't beat the parking, lol.

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  18. A boy and dogs...a great pairing. Thanks for linking up today!!

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    1. Especially when he wasn't afraid and the dogs were both friendly and into their own thing.

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  19. Hi Jeanna, how wonderful! We do have plenty of beaches here, but there are dog restrictions on many close to us because of the turtles we get here. I have yet to venture for a swim yet this year, but it's plenty hot enough! Have a jolly good summer filled with plenty of cool swims and chilling out!

    Thank you for linking up to the #MMBC.

    XX

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    1. I bet you do and I'm sure they make the beaches around here look like a litter box. Ooh, turtles, cool. You as well and get in that crystal blue water soon.

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  20. dogs like water, mostly :)

    you were right about my "face"

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    1. Ah, an ice cream cake roll and licorice, two of my favorite things!

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