Saturday, November 20, 2010

Come On In The Water's Fine!

Resisting temptation... a universal problem for kids and dogs the world over. Valencia, Spain
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"The trouble with resisting temptation is it may never come your way again." ~ Korman's Law
The dog plunges into the shallow water of the pool and splashes with glee. The small boy, his companion, stops at the edge of the water. His new tennis shoes, his clean pants, his fall jacket.... none of these are on his mind, but he knows his mother will have a fit if he follows the dog. Suddenly, the dog stops and turns to look at his boy... he grins and wags his tail as if to say... "Come on in, the water's fine! Don't worry about your mother! She won't mind! Really! You can tell her that I made you do it! Come on in, let's have some fun and if we take the long way home and sit in the sun we may be able to be dry and she will never be the wiser!" My, my what a naughty little dog to tempt his boy in this way. He must know how difficult it is for the little tyke to resist jumping with both feet into any large puddle. So tell me how is this story going to end!

This is another photo from my brother's travels, this time in Valencia, Spain. It just shows us how universal childhood antics as well as animal antics are. This scene may well be repeated in many countries throughout the world... probably with similar results! Another "candid" photo for Carmi's theme this week.

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Carmi's Theme ~ "candid"


Carmi said...

It's scenes like this that led to the creation of the phrase, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Oh, the stories that could be told, and the thoughts that are likely flying through both the munchkin's and the dog's mind.

This is such a rich, rich scene. I know I've said this before, but your brother, like you, has some mad skills with a lens.

Sandra said...

this is one of my favorites of all you have posted. the photo speaks with out speaking. excellent capture.
i was wrong, Mama bug says that is a sweet gum tree not sycamore.

Ginny Hartzler said...

The boy shouts with joy and runs into the water. O.K., he does remove his shoes and socks first! The mom finally catches up, starts to yell at him and scold him, but as she feels the warm sun on her back and sees the joy of the boy and the dog, she kicks her shoes off, laughs, and runs in to join them. End of story.

kenju said...

That is such a sweet picture. I have seen similar scenes around here.

g said...

Oh, you got this one perfectly!!

Col said...

Living in the moment comes so naturally to both children and dogs.  I am often envious. :)

Rambling Woods said...

LOL...every once in a while a neighborhood dog will get out off leash and jump into the pond. Yuck....