This dog loves the water, not sure about the kayak

fetch-kayakYesterday, Blossom came home from work, grabbed my leash and we headed to Lake Julian Park again. I was excited because I really love the water, but, once I saw her sit in the kayak, my suspicions were raised.

oy. Fooled again.

This time, she put a blanket in the bottom of the kayak and, well, honestly, I love that blanket, so, I got in. I didn’t exactly “jump” in… I was hesitant, but, that’s my blanky and nothing says “comfort” quite like your favorite blanket.

I was pretty nervous about things floating in the water, that evil paddle, and even sometimes just the movement of the kayak. But, after a while, things seemed to be okay.

Blossom sat in the kayak with me at the landing, barely floating for over an hour petting me, loving me, scratching me and telling me that I’m a good boy. I have to say that she (and my blanket) helped me relax enough to even yawn a few times.

Sitting there for so long was getting pretty boring.

So, she pushed off.

AND… well, everything was fine. Just fine. I was still a little nervous. BUT, I would forget that I was nervous and everything would be fine again.

Fetch stares at the car longingly.

Fetch stares at the car longingly.

She pushed off and we went out about 20 feet and then turned around. Then we pushed off again this time around 30 feet from the landing, then about 50 feet… then we just floated out in the water for a while.

Then eventually, we actually left and went around the paddle boats, there were some people fishing on a pier, and we came up on some geese and ducks.

Now, THAT was cool. We were probably only out about 20 minutes, but, I felt much about the whole thing when it was over.

Next time she wants me to get in the kayak, I might get nervous all over again. But, fortunately, she is patient.

Love to all my fans — Fetch

 


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What is THIS thing? Kayaks and dogs.

What is this THING??

Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 Kayak

What is THIS thing?

kayak-on-car

WHAT is this thing?

kayak-on-beach

OKAY.

Wow. So, yesterday Blossom took me to a little park, Lake Julian park in South Asheville. I was THRILLED! I couldn’t believe we were going to play in the water again.

But, then, everything just went wrong. I mean, she took that huge orange thing off the roof of the car and put it in the water. THEN she got me out of the car and walked me over to it.

It was bobbing up and down and … God… I don’t know … it’s … it’s … uhm… terrifying!

She sat down in it and I paced nervously. One time, she dropped my leash and I quickly picked it up and darted back to the car shouting, “THIS IS NOT FUN!”

After years passed, perhaps a millenium or two, I walked through the kayak. I put two feet in and then quickly hopped out the other side.

I did this over and over and over. Blossom asked me to sit and I wouldn’t. Until much, much time passed again.
Then I sat down.

We sat there, not moving, still in the launch area with water lapping at the sides forever… or at least until I quit trembling.

I began to remember this feeling, although it has been over a year… but, when I was a pup, it seems to me that I must have done this before.

Suddenly, I had a flashback.
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toad-puppy-kayak

Well, it’s going to take some time to get used to this idea, but, I think it will be fine.

Love to all my fans – Fetch

Miles and Fetch holding hands.

Miles and Fetch holding hands.


 

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Fetch goes to the beach!

Not just any beach: Atlantic Beach.

Toad leaps into the ocean at Atlantic Beach.

Fetch leaps into the ocean at Atlantic Beach.

The North Carolina “Crystal Coast” is a dog’s paradise! I was in heaven.

Just in case you’re not familiar with the NC Coast, here’s a little geography lesson.

map of Atlantic Beach, NC

“A” is where Atlantic Beach, NC is located

Blossom’s cousin, PJ joined us and she brought Ally! O.M.G. I had so much fun running with Ally and Miles in the sand, chasing birds and retrieving the frisbee from the water.

Ally

Ally!

The ocean water was warmer than I thought it would be this time of year.

As soon as I saw the ocean, I just lost my mind. I LOVE the ocean. I mean. REALLY. The last time I was at the ocean, was in September and we were at the San Diego Dog Beach. Funny how beaches are similar and different all at the same time.

Fetch jumps for joy into the Atlantic Ocean

Fetch jumps for joy into the Atlantic Ocean.

Anyway. I digress.

Atlantic Beach is absolutely perfect in May. There weren’t too many people on the beach, but, there were just enough for Miles to have a grand time socializing.

Fetch and his football at the ocean.

Fetch and his football at the ocean.

You know, he’s a peculiar dog. While I couldn’t contain myself from chasing birds and jumping into the water, Miles just ran from person to person to give them random hugs. (Blossom doesn’t particularly like it when he does that, but, after a few days and she saw how he made everyone smile, she decided not to worry about it anymore.)

He and I are very different, but, I love that guy.

Miles and Fetch holding hands.

Miles and Fetch busted holding hands — again.

Map of NC Coast - Where the Wild horses are.

Map of NC Coast – Where the Wild horses are.

One afternoon, we drove over to Beaufort, NC and walked around. Now, that is a cute little town. There’s a great cemetery, lots of good restaurants, beautiful waterways and an island called Carrot Island where you can see wild horses.

Yes. I said WILD horses. It’s so cool to see them.

©bjbowen photography 2013 Wild horse on Carrot Island near Beaufort, NC

©bjbowen photography 2013                                Wild horse on Carrot Island near Beaufort, NC

 

Our week came to a seemingly abrupt end and we’re back in Asheville. I’m already counting the days until I can get to the ocean again!

Love to all my fans – Fetch

Fetch


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Vacation Getaway!

Dog on beach

So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. My owner Blossom has been busy, and I’ve been helping Miles recover from his possibly torn ACL. He’s doing much better of the past month. WHEW!

As you can probably figure out by the title of this post, I’m on vacation! Yeah, Blossom, Miles and I took a vacation to Murtle Beach, South Carolina… And it’s been great!

So, I’m going to keep this post short as I really want to go back in the water and play. Today we got up late (at 11 AM to be exact). I was starving! I then ate a full bowl of food, and – don’t tell – I snuck a few bites of Miles’ food as well. It made me really full, and I had trouble swimming when I went to the beach a little bit ago. I GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY SAY DON’T SWIM ON A FULL STOMACH!!

Oh well, I’m feeling much better now! Ok, that was enough of a break, back to the BEACH!

Hope all my fans are doing well,

Fetch


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The BEST dog

So, since Miles has been sequestered to his own room during the day while he recovers from a possible torn ACL, my days have been super boring. I’m also trying to cut back on the amount of time I spend on Facebook.

Whew! I’m bored. Time can move so slowly some times. I mean there really are a lot of hours in the day, huh?

Today, I chewed up the monthly newsletter from our apartment complex, slept under Blossom’s desk, smelled her elephant ear plant, rolled around on my back, licked my dog food bowl, went back to sleep under the desk, stuck my nose up to the screen in the window, made myself a cup of coffee and broke down— I got on the internet.

So, to stay clear of Facebook, I went to my other favorite guilty pleasure: YouTube. And, as boredom would have it, I couldn’t even think of anything super interesting to search.

Okay, I’ll search for something stupid… let’s see. I’ll type “best dog” and see what comes up.

And, oh my… there is this video of a dog guarding its owner’s bike. This Golden Retriever is just one of those really nice guys I’d like to meet. You can tell by looking at him.

The video is pretty short. Watch to the end –– I’m going to email him after I write this. Maybe he’ll teach me how to ride a bike?

Maybe he’ll be my Facebook friend?

Oh no. Did I just say that out loud?

Love to all my fans,

Fetch

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Our (almost) Daily Walks

©bjbowen photography

©bjbowen photography

Almost every day, Blossom rushes in the door from work, runs us out to “do our business,” changes super-human fast out of her fancy clothes into sneakers and some workout clothes, rushes me back into the car and we drive 15 minutes to this amazing place, Bent Creek.

I love muuuuuuuuud!

I love muuuuuuuuud!

Miles can’t come right now because a few weeks ago, he got his crazy-eye on and started full throttle running blindly through the woods in hot pursuit of some furry creature. That night he could barely walk. So, Blossom took him to Dr. Bolt at the Sweeten Creek Animal Hospital the next day.

Everyone suspects he may have torn his ACL. I don’t know what that is, but, he can’t run for 4 to 8 weeks. He was kenneled for one week and he couldn’t understand why he was being punished. His sad eyes eventually got to Blossom and she decided that instead of kenneling him, she would give him his very own bedroom when she’s at work.

I think he likes this arrangement better than the kennel, but, I can’t make him understand why he has to be separated. But, we miss playing with each other. Bent Creek

I also want to add that every day he gets a fresh butcher bone.

I do not.

But, all of that to explain why Miles isn’t in any of these pictures.

Ears on top of my head, tongue hanging completely out of my head, tail wagging... yep, I'm having a blast.

Ears on top of my head, tongue hanging completely out of my head, tail wagging… yep, I’m having a blast.

I love mud. REALLY love the stuff. I don’t think I ever knew this before. But, I discovered it the other day when we were walking and … holy guacamole! it’s fun stuff.

This place is just so much fun. There are so many smells and most of the time, we don’t see anyone.

Blossom lets me run off leash and let me tell you: I am building some serious muscles. She walks about 3 miles, I run about 10. There is nothing more exciting than running through the woods leaping like a deer.

So, that’s all for today. I hope you all are having a really fabulous day and that you find a patch of woods to fill your soul soon.

Love to all my fans – Fetch

I'm a very good boy.

I’m a very good boy.


Fetch is the mascot of FetchRx.com an online pet pharmacy. All medications are EPA/FDA approved and guaranteed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. FetchRx.com also has great prices on pet supplies: flea and tick control, bedding, grooming, training, etc. You’ll find everything you need at prices you can’t beat at FetchRx.com.

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uh oh… Yoda was returned!

yoda

oh no! Yoda’s new owner returned him saying that she wasn’t ready for a puppy!!

I’m so upset, I don’t even want a bone.

Love to all my fans – Fetch


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