Spring goofiness

Spring brings out the goofy side of us in a wonderful way, don’t you think?

It can make our ears flap and our bodies tingle.

If you’re a dog like Oscar, then spring means only one thing: wild jumping and swimming.

Find a good diving spot, take the plunge, swim and repeat.

Again and again – for maximum joy.

For more goofiness, please visit: Camera Critters.

56 responses

  1. Your dog has the energy of two when it comes to water, it seems! I know a man in Florida whose Labrador can’t swim (sad long story). Oscar could teach her a thing or two!!! (Although she is happy- just sad prior homelife).

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    May 15, 2011 at 07:50

  2. You captured the sheer exuberant joy of a water-loving dog beautifully. And no doubt Oscar wanders up to people to shake, shake, shake the excess away.

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    May 15, 2011 at 07:55

  3. so much fun
    well captured!

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    May 15, 2011 at 08:16

  4. That boy has such drive and enthusiasm – it must be infectious. What a wonderful, fun snapshot of the “Joy of being a dog”.

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    May 15, 2011 at 09:01

  5. Amy

    I would love nothing more then the simplicity of a dog´s life….the utter joy in simple things and only concern is when is dinner….what a wonderful life!

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    May 15, 2011 at 10:52

  6. Maximum joy and goofiness sound good to me, Lady Fi!! Fun photos of your sweet dog. Oh, and every time I see that Emerson quote in your header I think, yes, that’s really what it is: beauty perceived is a reflection of your heart.

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    May 15, 2011 at 11:34

  7. One

    I enjoy watching your fun dog photos.

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    May 15, 2011 at 11:44

  8. ha. let it warm up just a bit more and i will give his life rhythm a try…

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    May 15, 2011 at 13:13

  9. What adorable photos. Retrievers sure love their water.

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    May 15, 2011 at 13:59

  10. Jim

    That is such a good idea for all us ‘critters’! Great shots of Oscar!

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    May 15, 2011 at 14:49

  11. nice shots

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    May 15, 2011 at 14:49

  12. Aww, my Retriever would love that, too. Is that right out your backyard?

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    May 15, 2011 at 15:08

  13. In the last shot, he looks as if he cant decide as to go in again,lol.
    Grand show – fully enjoyable.

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    May 15, 2011 at 15:16

  14. Tis me again,lol.
    Yes Lincolnshire UK Just about right in the middle.

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    May 15, 2011 at 15:44

  15. What a playful set of photos.;) We sure can learn a lot about the joy of simple pleasures from the canine.;))
    Hope you are having a lovely Sunday,
    xoxo

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    May 15, 2011 at 16:02

  16. I love Oscar…and so do my little’s! Great captures! XX

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    May 15, 2011 at 16:05

  17. Whispering Photos

    Looks like a fun time was had.

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    May 15, 2011 at 16:09

  18. Dear Lady Fi,
    love love love the photos.
    The ‘golden retriever” is the dog of the Gods.
    xx XX

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    May 15, 2011 at 16:29

  19. Awwwwwwwwwwww, too sweet for words!! Don’t our furbabies make our lives worth living. They’re so incredibly loving.

    Mission Bells in Shadow

    Thanks for stopping by Saturday…hope your weekend has been terrific so far!!

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    May 15, 2011 at 16:47

  20. I think my ears would be flapping this time of year if I had had the Winter Oscar had and now it was glorious Spring!! Love the pictures.

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    May 15, 2011 at 17:19

  21. Beautiful photos of Oscar, my favorite is wonderful the second. If beauty is within us and we must develop in order to perceive the beauty of what is outside. Greetings.

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    May 15, 2011 at 17:38

  22. You captured Oscar very well here. Delightful images. Love the first one!

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    May 15, 2011 at 17:47

  23. These just make you feel good all over!

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    May 15, 2011 at 17:49

  24. I wish I had that kind of energy and passion!

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    May 15, 2011 at 18:26

  25. such amazing captures!!

    well done!

    loving your photography and your blog!

    betty xo

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    May 15, 2011 at 18:45

  26. hahaha! love this!

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    May 15, 2011 at 18:49

  27. Oscar certainly looks as if he’s enjoying Spring. These are great pictures.

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    May 15, 2011 at 18:54

  28. Lovely action shots! I love the last one with Oscar’s tongue poking out:-)

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    May 15, 2011 at 19:00

  29. Ahhhh….the life of a dog!
    It IS quite a Dogs Life!!

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    May 15, 2011 at 19:33

  30. jan

    Fun and happy pup!

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    May 15, 2011 at 19:37

  31. So much fun!

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    May 15, 2011 at 20:15

  32. cherry blossom

    Oscar looks like he’s in a pensive mood (first shot).

    🙂

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    May 15, 2011 at 20:26

  33. cloudia

    Thrilled to be BACK-

    Warm Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral

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    May 15, 2011 at 21:31

  34. I love them all, but the last is my fave. his focus, and that cute cute profile with his rear leg that way. aw, I want him.

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    May 15, 2011 at 21:51

  35. AAHhhh! Oscar…you are a dog after my own heart!!!Let’s jump in together! Sophie

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    May 15, 2011 at 22:25

  36. Just love those pictures of Oscar!
    I have a golden too and he loves the water!

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    May 15, 2011 at 23:03

  37. Clive - Autism Assistance Dog

    Oh Oscar, you’re wonderful!!

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    May 16, 2011 at 00:04

  38. Lovely pics! Love the third pic! Oscar seems to
    wonder if the water is hot enough to get inside;o) Like I would;o)
    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice and happy week¤

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    May 16, 2011 at 00:38

  39. Oscar just has such a zest for life and lives it to the fullest. : )

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    May 16, 2011 at 01:57

  40. My dog Java sure misses having a place to swim like that. It was always so much fun to watch her and try to capture those lovely shaking moments. I love that shot!

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    May 16, 2011 at 04:03

  41. Wait, Oscar – I’m coming to join you!

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    May 16, 2011 at 05:09

  42. Such wonderful images! Thanks for stopping by my blog :O)

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    May 16, 2011 at 07:28

  43. Oscar looks like he’s having fun! It’s a dog’s life as they say.

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    May 16, 2011 at 08:39

  44. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have all that natural exuberance, and a built-in wetsuit so you don’t freeze in the water…!

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    May 16, 2011 at 11:20

  45. Great shots.

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    May 16, 2011 at 14:27

  46. Oscar sure knows how to enjoy life! In many ways He is also inspiring… Amazing shots as always 🙂

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    May 16, 2011 at 14:54

  47. Lars-Göran Nordström

    Oscar ser alltid så lycklig ut med det han håller på med och det gör mig glad att titta på bilderna.

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    May 16, 2011 at 15:37

  48. Oscar is so gorgeous! I have always wanted to see what my dog would do in the water! 🙂

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    May 16, 2011 at 22:49

  49. Never-ending amusement, right? I love how dogs remind us to be silly and just ENJOY LIFE!

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    May 16, 2011 at 22:50

  50. I would like to dive in and disturb the peace!

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    May 17, 2011 at 04:21

  51. Oscar is celebrating spring in his own way..flapping ears..yes..I loved the photos! 🙂

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    May 17, 2011 at 05:35

  52. I confess, I love a dog I don’t even know!!

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    May 17, 2011 at 05:42

  53. How many days a week does he come home WET? Or should I ask how many times a DAY? 🙂

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    May 17, 2011 at 22:16

  54. Good old Oscar! What zest for life! Hope you have warmed up since your unexpected snowfall.

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    May 18, 2011 at 18:23

  55. Oh, Oscar! You have a joy of life that brings a smile to my lips.

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    May 20, 2011 at 22:21

  56. I will add my comments to the end…I think God created dogs to show us how to enjoy every moment of life with exuberance and unabashed joy. Mine has taught me so many life lessons and now that she is older, a very, very important one. Pace yourself and take lots of naps.

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    May 21, 2011 at 15:07

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