So that title may not be here nor there. If you’ve ever listened to Adventures in Odyssey, you can noodle on the similarities. If not, just disregard and allow me to introduce you to Harley. Who totally reminds of a bumbling, slightly slow, and very happy go lucky Harlow Doyle.
Harley is an enormous black lab who, thankfully, lives about a half mile away. Harley enjoys going on walks with us, water, swimming, water, Gladys, our house, water, swimming.
He’s a simple dog.
And he likes to hide underneath our porch because he loves us. (Up)
On Saturday morning, Mom and Dad got up and took Gladys on a walk. Naturally, Harley joined them. We have several large water holes along the road and Harley would cannon ball and swim as long as he had a captive audience. The moment he would turn his back, Mom and Dad would try to sneak away only to have a lumbering, sopping dog join them a minute later.
They tried to take him home twice but he was not interested. So he came back with them. Except this time, he wasn’t content to just hang out on the porch.
Due to an open fence, he found the pool.
Truly. Harley is very passionate about his entrance to water sports.
Harley was not panicked at all and was thoroughly enjoying himself. Dad and Wes would call him, he’d swim the other way. They’d go to his side of the pool and off he’d go.
When all seemed lost, Dad whipped out his cowboy skills. (My father is one of the most un-cowboyish people I know. I was pretty impressed.)After a few well aimed throws, he was captured.This was really funny to watch. Not sure if you can picture that.
Two minutes later. Kabloosh!
Harley had found a hole in the fence and was merrily swimming laps.
Above process was repeated.
Dad and Wes got out the hammer and nails and patched up the hole in the fence.
Three minutes later. We looked out the window and there he is, walking around the pool looking for the best place to jump in. Not even joking. He had pretty much charged through the fence and was ready for round three.
Wes coaxed him over, grabbed his collar and quicker than a flash, Harley backed out and swan dived into the pool leaving Wes rather surprised and with the collar in his hands.
Harley was then escorted home by father.
Talk of replacing the fence was the topic of choice Saturday morning.