Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Aquatics - Swimming

Personally, I hate getting wet. I am not a happy swimmer. But many dogs are, and these are the best of the best.

Kirby won the gold medal! I think his life preserver was made of the same Speedo material that the USA swimmers and Michael Phelps wear. Too bad those humans don't have a 4x100 Dog Paddle event.

Our silver medalist Asta is swimming somewhere in a hurry! I think always-stylish Asta was swimming to the Statue of Liberty to give her some fashion advice. (Maybe try orange instead of that green color.) Congratulations!

And the bronze goes to Asta-Marie - now this is my kind of swimming! It was a hot day so she curled up in the water to cool off. The photo was submitted both by her son Dewey Dewsterand by her friends Lacie, Stanley, and Scruffy, so they can all share credit for the award.

I think this is one of the best events of the Games because the entries were so creative. Vote for your favorite for "Dogs' Choice" in the sidebar! Enjoy!

Steve's pool was just the right size.

Tess looks like something straight out of Sports Illustrated!

Yogui practices his paddling before his human dunks him!

Max has beautiful form. Notice the line right down to his pointed tail!

Penny almost looks camouflaged with the nature scene.

Riley had a very artistic vision for his swimming entry!

Rocky sniffs out the best wading spots in the river.

Benson must be part Retriever!

Clover sets a good example for swimming safety with her life vest.

Gus reminds me of the shark from Jaws - a stealth swimmer!

Thank you for all of the great entries!


The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

These are all great! I would not have wanted the responsibility of picking the winners.

Lenny, you are such a good events organizer. Thanks for bringing the Pawlimpics to the world.

Levi and his mom

Ruby Bleu said...

Way to go Asta!!! W00t!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Noah the Airedale said...

Congratulations to Kirby, Asta & Asta Marie. Gosh the competition is getting fierce.

Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Peanut said...

We caught up on all the winners in the games. What great choices the judges have made

Lacy said...

w00f's all, congrats to all the winners....

b safe,

Bumpass Hounds said...

Wow. Way to go Kirby, Asta, and Asta-Marie. You Fox Terriers are sure kicking butt in these games. All great entrys. Let the games continue.

Asta said...

Oh My Dog Lenny
I just heawd that Jackson got thwought the fiwst pawt..I'm pwaying he makes it all the way..and hnow on top f it , I was honowed wif a bootiful silvew medal..this is stawting to bwee agweat day!
Thank you so vewy much..I'm honowed to be in the company of such gweat winnews
love and smoochie kisses

Sparky said...

Congratulations to Kirby, Asta, and Asta-Marie! They definitely deserved the medals! GrrrrEAT pictures everydog!


Asta Marie said...

Wow Lenny...

I am super honored to be the winner of the Bronze medal for my unusual habit of cooling off in anything I can get my body into. Gee, when you are hot and there is water around, why wouldn't you just curl up in it and cool off. That's the sensible thing to do....and aren't we all sensible?
Anyway, thank you for the award and for the honor of being chosen out of a group of such talented competitors.

Asta Marie, WFT

Nevis said...

Clover, FTW!

Maggie and Mitch said...

We love Asta Marie's entry! That is just too cute! Congrats to all the medal winners! Awesome job, you guys!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Gus said...

Lenny...you and your mom are doing such a great job! You get a round of applause from the terrier contingent in Tennessee.



Woof Lenny

Great photos. You did a really great job organizing everything. Give yourself a gold medal for all of the hard work you've done.

Desert Pups

Deefor said...

I don't know how the judges can decide. There are so many great doggies. Congratulations to all the winners.


Clover said...

Congrats, medalists! The pawesome entries just keep coming! Those judges must have had such a tough weekend!
Love Clover xo

Lorenza said...

Congratulations to the winners!
Kisses and hugs

Kirby said...

Oh my dog Lenny, I'm so excited and proud to be a gold medal winner! If only I did swim like Michael Phelps, ahhh, a dog can dream can't he.... Thank you again to you, your parents and the wonderful judges. This contest is so much fun!

Your pal,

Biggie-Z said...

Kirby, your swimsuit is very sleek and stylish! Now all you need are some iridescent goggles!

Asta-Marie - I flip my bowl and then lie in the puddle. Same idea, different execution.

These were all great entries!


Kirby said...

Lenny, I forgot to tell you, check out my blog, I've got an award for you!

Your pal,

Pacco de Mongrel said...

i hate getting wet too... maybe i'm a cat

happy said...

Congrats to all the winners! Way to go! Every entry is awesome! It must be very hard to judge, isn't it?

Simba said...

All great entries. Congratulations to the winners.

Simba x

Joe Stains said...

All of those doggies are way more brave than me and deserve a medal. Water is SO SCARY!

Girasol said...

great pictures! High paw! congrats to the winners.