Monday, July 18, 2016

River Rats

Saturday we took the boys out for their favorite summer activity: swimming! Other than eating, I doubt there is anything they like more. In the past, I've posted lots of photos of them enjoying the river, so I thought I would entertain you with videos this time.

These videos were taken about fifteen minutes from my house at a large regional park called Algonkian. It is spread out along the upper Potomac River and has a boat launch. We put our jetski in the water there and then ride the boys out to one of the several islands that are in the middle of the river. That way they can run free (when they aren't swimming!) and there are no worries about being off leash. This time of year, this part of the Potomac gets very shallow, but it doesn't take much water for corgis to swim. Despite being shallow, the river still has a strong current so we kept the boys' life vests on. That way they could use less energy fighting the current, and have more energy to swim.

Here are both boys:

Here's Wilson. I love watching those little back feet kick!

And now Jimmy:

And one final video of both boys:

Wilson may be thirteen, but when it comes to swimming, he gives it his all. He lasted a couple of hours before he started sitting more than swimming. Jimmy was still raring to go, but it's never good to over do. The water was actually quite warm, so not all that refreshing on a hot day. And of course swimming in the river means a bath when we get home! That is very traumatic for both of them. LOL!


  1. Cute! Wow a couple of hours of swimming is a lot of exercise! Impressive! They must be starving after all that. :) I wish Rita liked to swim. She loves to "dunk" her belly and that's about it. She will only swim if I go out and she'll come out to me. I love to watch her feet working under the water too.

  2. Wow! How absolutely fun! It actually sounds like a wonderful day all together - a river island and lots of swimming!

    Monty, Harlow and Ramble

  3. Algonkian Park??!! SHE recently returned from 3 weeks in Leesburg! Great videos. The boys are certainly having fun.

    1. NO! You were SO close to me. Had I known I would have had HER over for dinner! I wish I had known!

  4. BOL we thought you were a beaver
    Lily & Edward

  5. Hehe, you fellas make swimming look such GREAT funs!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. Impressive, we hate the water! I admit the title gave me pause I used to see actual river rats when I lived near a small stream in buffalo and it was not a fun sight

  7. Still just being at the river and able to swim and wade, that sounds totally refreshing to me!

  8. Those guys surely love the water they have all the energy to enjoy and it looks like they were having so much fun. They must be really tired and starving after that. My dogs had the chance to enjoy the water only on inflatable pools.


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