Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Athena and the swimming pool

The snow here in Lubbock has kept us all inside for the last 3 days
and with the pool right outside our dining room door,
I've taken lots of pictures of it...

It got so covered with snow that the CONKLIN DOGS,
Athena and Cuma,
had trouble knowing there was
water under that snow...

This is beautiful ATHENA....Lacey Jean's great dane...

She got excited about all this snow...and didn't realize WATER was
beneath that snow and 
SHE FELL IN the pool..

...right by the steps and in very shallow water...
Kathy was watching the dog run and play and saw the SPLASH

she ran out and was able to pull Athena to safety.

Lacey shoveled all around the pool to show the dogs that 
the pool is right there, where it's always been.

She broke up as much ice as she could...showing the WATER....
Athena SEEMS to be paying attention...
however, we all watch them closely when they are out playing.

Good job, Lacey....

This has actually been a little bit fun..
however...I've not been out on the streets...
just warm and toasty as a bug in a rug inside our pretty SUMMER HOUSE.
I will say that I'm tickled to death that we live in beautiful
West Texas where we don't have a lot of snow and ice.
Sandstorms, a tornado every now and then but not often. 


  1. BJ, almost unbelievable to see how much snow (and ice) ya'll got in West Texas. We're visiting near Chicago and I don't think there's as much here as there is there. Sad for all the fellow Texans who were hit by those terrible tornadoes and winds near Garland. That must have been rough.

  2. yikes...
    so glad Athena made it out ok... also glad to hear your cozy inside:) I stay off of ice for fear I''d fall.

    this too shall pass and everything will be green again.


  3. Poor sweet Athena! I can see how that would happen though -- good thing about the shoveling around the pool -- it wouldn't be good if any of the munchkins took the plunge, either!

  4. Those snow pictures belong up here in the Pacific Northwest! We are rain soaked and chilly. Glad Athena's dip was a quick one with happy ending! xxx

  5. All we have is rain:( Wish we could get a covering of your pretty white snow! Send some our way:) Enjoy your day dear friend, BIG HUGS!

  6. What a beautiful dog! And good for Lacey for taking such good care and for the rescue. Good grief, I can hardly imagine Texas with snow like that. You're starting to look like Wisconsin! Have a wonderful new years, bj.

  7. Good thing Athena was pulled to safety in time. You send some of your snow over here and I will send some of our sunshine and warmth over to you. It is hot and sweaty over here.

  8. Thank goodness we did not get that much snow. Just a light sprinkle, but the storms were awful. Snow makes a pretty sight, but had rather not have it. Poor doggies not used to it either. Thanks on my link. Some days, I am just not with it. Keep warm. Is tomorrow a special day, or I am I still mixed up?

  9. Wow Lacey to the rescue glad she was able to get the dog out of the water. We have been having a lot of rain here. After some warm weather (some spring flowers are in bloom) it is turning cooler now. Great photos. Have a blessed day. Happy New Year to you and your family. Madeline

  10. That looks like a very cold place for a swim! Have a wonderful 2016, my friend.

  11. Glad Lacey saw her an was able to get her out quickly.
    Wishing you and your family a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year!

  12. Hi BJ,
    Happy you are in the good part of Texas and away from all the horrible storms down there. I just feel for those people. Athena falling in the pool omg that had to be scary. Glad she got out and now knows the pool is under there lol! Happy New Year. May we all have wonderful blessings in the new year.

  13. BJ, Good thing Lacey was watching the dogs. Man that ice in the pool makes it look very cold there. It's so hard to believe all the different kinds of weather in one state. Glad you are toasty safe inside. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

  14. Well that would have been scary!
    Send some of that snow my way, would ya?

  15. So glad that Athena was safe after falling into the easy mistake to make with so much snow! It looks lovely there, so sunny as well as snowy. Thank you so much for visiting me and your sweet comment. I love your blog and look forward to reading lots more of your zest and cheerfulness as well as your gorgeous pictures. And fancy a little girl with the same name as me living next door to you...:)!!
    Helen xox

  16. That fall into the pool could have been bad. Glad she was watching. I am loving all your snow. Why do you have snow in Texas and we don't. crazy weather. Have a great New Year.

  17. You've had quite the weather over Christmas this year. Snow! Here we are in Canada and are unlikely to see a whiff of it this year. But I'm still hoping for a bit of the white stuff. Glad someone was watching the dogs by the pool. Have a wonderful New Year.

  18. So glad she's OK. Poor baby, she had quite a shock when she hit that cold water!

  19. poor Athena!! What a shock that must have been,,

    I hope it all melts soon!!

  20. Wowzers! You really got dumped on. Glad you kept those dogs safe!

  21. Glad Athena made it out ok! Can't believe the ice is that thick.

  22. You could invite Frosty the Snowman to a pool party

  23. Oh my goodness, this crazy weather! You have snow, others have had tornadoes and flooding! I'm so glad Athena was rescued...poor baby. I would like some snow now...anything is better than all of this rain. Happy New Year!

  24. Oh my gosh, keep your toes warm... That is way too much snow for Texas! Glad you're safe.... I have been worrying about all my Texas blog people as I watch the news!

  25. Hi bj ... the best way to enjoy the snow is through your window as you are doing and staying nice a warm. Glad you are taking a lot of pictures. Sorry that Athena fell into that freezing pool. We were pretty warm here today, but will be different this week end. Not expecting any snow but rain and cold. Take care and stay healthy.

  26. Oh I am so happy that Athena was rescued and not harmed. That must have been super scary. Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

  27. Hi Bj, We have had our first snow and today was the first day I have been out since Sunday. Our weather has been so crazy with the rain, sleet, and snow. The flooding in south Missouri. Unreal for this time of the year. The cold has set in here. We are in the 20's but dropping back in the teens tonight. Happy New Year take care stay warm. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

  28. I am so glad Athena was rescued and is wagging her tail and safe. Poor sweet Dane! Your weather has been really wild for you BJ and here in Philadelphia we are getting much rain but no snow yet. Cuddle in the warmth of your home and enjoy a wonderful New Year eve celebration. Wishing you, Mr. Sweet and family a joyful and healthy 2016.

  29. I remember snow when I was growing up in Lubbock - glad you stayed safe and warm. It's a winter wonderland in the backyard!!

  30. Snow is the prettiest kind of storm and will be gone before you know it, right? Poor dogs trying to make sense of it all. Glad that they are paying attention. How are the plants doing in the greenhouse?

  31. No swimming in that pool I think


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  32. Mercy!! Thank God she was there and got het OUT!!! Scary!!!!

  33. I agree about Texas weather 100%. We didn't get any snow or ice in Dallas, only tons of rain. Stay safe and cozy!

  34. BJ,
    Ya'll have had more SNOW this year than those of us on the Prairie!!!
    I am so looking forward to measurable amounts of SNOW!!!
    That little 1/2 inch dusting did make the Gardens looks gorgeous,
    but I want to make some serious SNOW Angels. . .and for that I need S N O W!!!
    Glad your granddog was alright!!!
    EnJOY your SNOW. . .I'm sure we'll get ours soon enough!!!
    P.S. I adore your Sassy New Year Resolutions!!!
    May all your hopes for 2016 come to be, dear friend!!!
    Happy New Year!!!

  35. Poor Athena! I had a cat do that once, she stepped right off a bridge over our little creek. Some algae had collected against the bottom of the bridge and she thought it looked like the ground. She made her way out of that water in one awful hurry. Poor Athena must have been so cold. We still don;t have that much snow in Michigan yet. I sure hope your weather gets warmer soon. It's been a strange winter. Happy New Year dear friend, and happy Birthday too :)

  36. Oh goodness. So glad you were there and she was there to pull her out! It's pretty but tretcherous! Happy New Year!

  37. SO glad the story had a happy ending!!!

  38. It seems so strange to see snow and ice round a swimming pool. That's a sight I will never experience. Athena is a grand looking dog. Quite regal as she stands by the pool.


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