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Summer is for Sprinklin’

Reese and McMuffin are pretty bummed the local pool has a no pups policy and are growing rather bored of the makeshift baby pool in the back yard.  So what can we do to cool off, keep them exercising, and make ourselves laugh at the same time?

SPRINKLERS!!!!!!!!

We ran to Home Depot and picked up a trio of sprinkler fun to see what they thought of the various options out there.  Then we decided to rank the sprinklers according to three distinct criteria:  1)  most fun for the pitties, 2)  most durable, and 3) most fun for the humans to watch.

Reese has long been a big, big fan of the hose.  He gets all prancy and excited when he sees us walking in that direction and even the sound of us turning the faucet when he is inside sends him running to the door.  In the past, we had tried to set up a sprinkler for him but he wanted absolutely no part of this evil contraption that disrespectfully spit in his direction.   Lucky for him, his new badass sister is around to show him the ways of true badassedness.

We started off with the oscillator:

This was awesome.  I mean, I could barely take video without laughing hysterically in the background.  Who knew McMuffin was a water ballerina??

The second sprinkler was of the fast spinner variety:

Reese took charge of this one to show it who is boss.  However, the little energizer sprinkler kept valiantly defending itself and spitting all over them.

Finally, we went to the good ol’ gun sprinkler:

By this point, the Reese/McMuffin tag team had figured things out and were NOT going to be defeated.  This coordinated effort resulted in quick defeat of the sprinkler.  All business.  It lasted about a minute before it was a mangled mess on the grass.

All in all, we think the oscillating sprinkler is the big winner.  Reese seemed happy to bounce in and out of the zone while McMuffin twirled her little pittie butt all around the yard dancing to the water gods.

Which one do you think they liked best?

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6 thoughts on “Summer is for Sprinklin’

  1. Donna on said:

    #1 hands down. I think Muffin should wear a tutu whilst performing in such a vast arena. Her leading man’s kinda cute ya know.

  2. Love it! #1 is hands down the funniest to watch! Nola is afraid of the hose, so I’m not sure how she would like a sprinkler, buit after watching this I might at least give it a try!

    • Reese has always loved the hose but usually is afraid of the sprinkler. However, once he saw how much fun McMuffin has playing in it he couldn’t resist anymore and is all about it!

      Have you tried using a nozzle at the end of the hose and directing the spray away from Nola towards the ground? Reese is definitely way less enthused about the house without a nozzle and even a nozzle on the gentle shower setting. His absolute favorite is the jet setting shot towards the ground where he can chase it and set his own rules with how to play … just a thought …

  3. Married with Dawgs on said:

    So jealous! My dogs detest the hose & anything to do with it. Something about me being too gleeful about squirting them with it…

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