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Monday, April 19, 2021

Awww Monday: Woody and Maggie, Sparks


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A most AWWWsome day

Thursday April 15, we took a wonderful trek on the N.C. Museum of Art trail. Not far into our walk, we saw the most delightful trio playing at one of the many shallow creeks along the trail:  Woody the Lab, Maggie the Burmese Mountain Dog and their mom.  Words cannot express how very happy I was that I had my camera.  We take the trail often and each time we see something new.

Woody's Mom was about to throw a small stick for him to retrieve.  I asked if I could take photos, she said absolutely. We were standing on the bridge. 

Please note the size of the stick at the RED ARROW

Please note the size of the stick Woody retrieved (red arrow)

Mom repeatedly said: Drop, Woody, Drop.  

Woody was proud of his stick.

Maggie's natural instinct to rescue kicked she goes to see what her silly brother is doing.
Woody is not about to drop that stick.

Mom tries to entice Woody into the water with Maggie but 
Woody is not letting go of this prized possession

He shows his Mom that is quite capable of carrying a stick
and swimming...after all he is a RETRIEVER.

We thanked Woody, Maggie and their Mom for letting us watch and take photos.

It was 100% an Awww Monday Moment

I hope she had lots of towels in her car.
Maggie had a lot of very wet fur.


  1. Hari OM
    BOL... OMD.... that was a brilliant post for awwww Monday!!! Am giggling wildly as I prepare to take breakfast. Can't help but think that Woody wanted to live up to his name!!! YAM xx

  2. We too noted how appropriately Woody is named. We sometimes see Labs carrying HUGE sticks, although Bertie doesn't get the whole retrieving thing (and certainly not if it involves swimming).
    Gail loves all the fresh spring greenery on the trail. We're not quite there yet in Aberdeen.

  3. ooooh we love that playtime report... we would love to be there with that pups... even when we have that water-phobia-thingy ;O)

  4. Woody enjoyed his big stick! It reminds me of a horse I had. He would go into the thicket and find the biggest branch he could, then drag it all the way around the field.

  5. I can't blame Woody for not wanting to let go of that BIG stick. Reminds me of that video where the dog has a huge stick and is trying to cross a bridge but can't because the stick is too wide! HAHAHA Lucky that you happened upon this scene - made for great viewing!

    Hugs, Pam

  6. Great to have come upon this trio! Dogs and sticks are just some wonderful fun. Woody picked a big one. Certainly an Awesome Monday. My stick, my rules... yep!

  7. You knew when you posted this that i would be estatic with JOY... the only thing better than the post would be there watching it in real time.... talk about walk softly and carry a BIG STICK. wow... the only thing that could be a little better is if Woody had a name that started with M, like Mom and Maggie. Maggie was the name I was going to change from Sandra to when I grew up, never did, but I did name a dog Maggie

  8. Thank you so much for this brilliant laugh. And thank the mum of Woody for letting you take the photographs in the first place.


  9. What a fun scene to witness and record for us to enjoy too. Some dogs sure are funny about their sticks.

  10. what sweet photos! Such a gorgeous place to be!

  11. That's was cool. Thanks for sharing!

    The Florida Furkids

  12. Oh how fun. I love watching pups retrieve those sticks. That was a huge one too. This post gets five paws up.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hugs honey. ♥

  13. They were having a great time playing in the water and getting sticks.

  14. It looks like lots of fun! Love that stick spark - too cute!

  15. Very impressive stick. Great spark too. XO

  16. That was sure fun and we love that water romp!

  17. That sure was an awesome stick! There is nothing that makes me happier than watching canines frolic. I am glad that you had your camera. Thank you!

  18. That is a very fine stick. It's clear why he didn't want to drop it.

  19. You captured a beautiful photo of a family at play.

  20. BOL!!! OMD, what funs!!! NEVER, and I means, NEVER let go of a good stick!
    Ruby ♥

  21. I think those dogs are crazy, going in the water like that. I bet they like baths, too! Xena (As Angel Lexi said in the Wizard of Oz, I am not a water breed.)


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