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Milly the Olympian

This is a really funny photo that my mom took of her pup, Milly. It is kind of hard to see since it is so small on this blog, so that is a bummer, because you can't really tell exactly what's going on. Here is a narration: Mom looked out her kitchen window and saw Milly standing out on the diving board looking in the pool. By the point the photo was taken, Milly had seen Mom looking at her and so she is now looking at Mom. This was taken during the Olympics (just late getting the photo because Dad's new Dell was crapped out AGAIN). We thought that Milly must have been trying out some of the things she had been seeing at the Olympics!


Just FYI, Milly is a bit of a daredevil and you would never catch my Lola doing that in a million years! Ever since Lola fell in as a tiny pup, she likes to keep a safe distance from the pool which leads to a very funny story that I will retell in case you haven't heard it.


I bought Lola on a Friday at McKinney Trade Days (I went for a planter for the porch and came back with a planter and a dog!). On Saturday I drove Lola Marie to Nocona to introduce her to her Grands. Well Dad got two baby bird dog pups on that Saturday also (one was his, the other belonged to someone else). All the pups (sweet Macy, baby Lola, little Dotty and the other bd pup) were all in the yard running around like nuts. Of course all were considerably larger than my little 2 1/2 pound Lola. All of a sudden, one bird dog pup falls into the deep end of the pool on the left side, so I run around to grab her out. While I'm reaching for her, the other bird dog pup intentionally dives into the pool on the other side. So I scoop one up as fast as I can and run to the other side to complete another rescue. While the second rescue is in the process, poor little tiny Lola falls into the shallow end, so I have to sprint down to save my new baby! Smarty pants Macy is just standing on the deck looking at them all like they are the stupidest creatures she has ever seen!

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