The Beginning of Summer. My Dogs are Possessed.

Boston Terriers Attack!

I mean obsessed. Or possessed. I’m not sure. Have I ever told you about Howie’s obsession with water? This is the face Howie makes when he hears the hose come on…

Boston Terriers Attack!

He goes absolutely crazy when he sees it.

Boston Terriers Attack!

He wants to chase it.

Boston Terriers Attack!

He wants to eat it.

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He wants to attack it.

Boston Terriers Attack!


Boston Terriers Attack!

Augh! I’ve been hit!!!

Boston Terriers Attack!

Oh nooooooes!

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Gargle… Glug.. Blurp.

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Oh no you didn’t! Nobody gets my booty!

Boston Terriers Attack!

Must. Regroup!

Boston Terriers Attack!


Boston Terriers Attack!


Boston Terriers Attack!

Heh. Heh. Hee!

Boston Terriers Attack!

Shake it off, bud! You’ll get ’em next time!

Boston Terriers Attack!

Miley doesn’t get the commotion. She only bothers with the hose when she’s thirsty.

Boston Terriers Attack!

Howie does not like to share.

Boston Terriers Attack!

Usually she just beats ’em off anyway.

Boston Terriers Attack!

Miley carefully approaches, staring down the hose. It’s all about eye contact.

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She tests the water…

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And goes in for a gulp!

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Howie hovers closely.

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Everybody’s happy when the water’s out.

This is how you know it’s summer. That and it’s 90 degrees outside every day.

P.S. I took these with my trusty Canon 70-200mm f/4L Zoom Lens. Love this lens!

Thanks for looking! :)

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107 Responses
  1. Mae Wom

    Hi! I love this post! I love the way Howie enjoys the water. I think I fell in love with your dogs!
    If you don’t mind I include in my blog the pics with your commentaries; obviously I put a link to your blog and the information required to understanding it is from your blog.

    Congratulations about your blog and tutorials. They are very useful and pleasant.

  2. Jessica

    Amanda, you have no idea how hard I was laughing when I saw your pictures of the pups with the water. It was too hilarious. My chi, Zoey, was on my lap looking too. I was crying I was laughing so hard. They are too adorable and super cute..

    Thank you for the fun pics you post. Jessica

  3. Ashely Morgan

    My dogs are EXACTLY the same way! Thanks for showing me that I’m not the only one with a water crazy dog (or in my case, dogs).

  4. Heather

    This was so cute and the narration was simply hilarious! It’s so hot here in Memphis that I could use a little water time myself!

  5. Alison B

    I love this!! Great pictures, great dogs!!

    I just forwarded my husband the link for the lens. I really think I need that lens.

  6. LInda Gilliam

    Hi Amanda and Kevin,
    We have a Boston terrier named Mr. Higgins who is the LOVE of our lives and who doesn’t KNOW he’s a dog! Sleeps in our king sized bed every night with his own baby blankie on top of him…ah, the life!
    I love your BOSTON pic and videos, what kind of camera are you using?
    Keep up the great work and MORE pics please!!!!!!!

  7. Marilyn C.

    Miley and Howie are sooo adorable. The waterhose obssession must be a Terrier thing, cause my Jack Russell/Rat Terrier (Samson)is the same way. It is hilarious! Thanks for posting pics of your cutie pies!

  8. Jacquie O

    Precious! I have 3 Bostons; Lucy, Sassy & Jack. I so wish they would play in the water!!! You made me (and my kids) SMILE :D

  9. Shelley @ Green Eggs & Hamlet

    I just found your blog thanks to Clyde with a Y. Your Boston Terriers are adorable! Howie reminds me a little bit of my Boston (Hamlet).

    This post had me laughing out loud (at work, no less). Your captions are hilarious. Thanks, I can’t wait to read more of your blog!

  10. Clyde

    Oh hai Miley n Howie’s mom! I es black n white frenchie from tweeter n I loves Miley n Howie. I finks you need to helps them wif their own blog n put the new BT pikshurs there! And I finks they need to tweeter just like me n all my BT n frenchie n bulldog pals!!! Pleeeeeeeese!!!
    Love, Clyde!

  11. Cheri

    Wonderful pics – Miley and Howie are cute as ever – My Brandy loves the water hose and goes crazy just like Howie. Thanks for making my day with such great pics!!!!!!

  12. Deb

    Hi Amanda! I’ve tried to download the PW Set for editing my pics but found it unable to download :( Is there any option? Thanks!

  13. ImAprilE

    Oh My Goodness, I about peed my pants from laughter! Your dogs are precious! What amazing pictures, and I so want your camera! I love keeping up with your blog. Your blog is in part what inspired me to make my own. Really! I’d love it if you checked it out!

    – April

  14. Louise M.

    Fabulous pics!! Love the blow by blow narration. I definitely will be following their adventures in the future. I have a CRAZY little Jack Russell (and I do mean CRAZY!!) Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Amanda

      So scary! Thanks so much for letting me know. I’ll be super careful and watchful with Howie from now on.

  15. Geneva

    Love it, Miley and Howie are adorable. We have 2 boston’s, Ebony and Baxter, but neither one likes the water that much. Maybe this summer once it warms up, they will get used to it, they are still puppies. What would we do without them. I see that yours give you as much pleasure as ours do. Keep posting pics of them, truly enjoy it.

  16. Becky

    These pics are too cute. I can’t believe how great your camera takes in all the details. Is it the camera or the photographer making these great pics happen ? :D

  17. Barbara

    Amanda, I found your incredible site a couple of nights ago and I truly have enjoyed looking and reading. Your scrapbook room is everything I have been trying to get my honey-doer to imagine

    I love your dogs they are so funny; I have a Jack Russel that attacks the vacuum cleaner just because I touch it. She had many fights with her training cage door also.Got her nose stuck a lot (nickname:knot nose). Don’t know what that was about :)

    Have a great day and thanks for all your hard work.

  18. michelle

    That is so funny! My golden retriever does similar things when the sprinklers come on… It is hilarious to watch. You know the sprinklers that make the ticking noises – they make him the most angry. Sooooo funny!!

  19. Oklahoma Granny

    I’m definitely going to have to share this with my daughter and one of my best friends. They both have Bostons and will really get a kick out of seeing yours.

  20. June

    There is nothing like dogs to make life AWESOME!!!!!! These are great pictures and they just make you smile!!!! Thank you so much for sharing them – made my day!!!!!

  21. Shell

    LOL that is adorable,Howie loves that water as we can tell. You always get the best photos of them. My cats will quit playing when they see the camera come out, not very camera friendly…lol

  22. Elle

    I have been reading your blog for awhile and must admit it is because i love the pics and commentary of the pups….thanks for not only a laugh out loud lunch, but one with tears!!! the pups are adorable!!!

  23. edy B

    Love, Love, Love those “kids” of yours! The pics are terrific! Makes me want to play in the sprinklers, too! How could you not join in the fun!

  24. Amanda Sevall

    Love it!! My first boston, Ziggy, had Howie’s approach to the water!! So much fun watching the “attack”!! Our boston, Scarlet, she’s all about Miley’s approach. Not a big fan of the water! ;) lol

    Great pictures!! Makes me wanna go take some fun action shots!!

  25. Melanie Beth

    Oh I just love this! My little Boston would just love playing with yours. Thanks for putting a smile on my face in the morning!

  26. Candi1973 in Colorado

    OMIGOSH! I love these photos!!! Your camera rocks, of course, along w/ your rediculously talented photography skills! I have pictures just like this of my two dogs running thru the sprinkler, getting sprayed w/ the hose, and jumping around in “their pool” (which is just one of those small pools you buy at Target). My photos are not even close to the beauty yours portray. Your shots are so clear, so crisp, so faaaaaabulous.

    I need a new camera and some photography classes! sigh!

    Hugs to you and your happy family!


  27. AnaBel

    First let me say that your photography is spectacular! Your commentary is hilarious, and your puppies are so adorable! Howie is crazy-possessed with that water, and Miley is such a fine lady!! Can’t wait to see more summertime puppy fun.

  28. Becky

    OMG! This is too funny that you posted this. My dog, Zona, does that exact same thing as Howie. But try to imagine it with an English Mastiff…..slobber flying EVERYWHERE!! lol

  29. Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic

    These are so cute. I’ve had a stressful AM at work and now I’m smiling. Thank you girl and thank you puppies for making me so happy! (I Love Boston Terriers)

  30. Bea

    They look like they’re having a great time! Brings me back to when I was young and we used to play in the sprinkler! Do kids do that anymore? Or is there a sprinkler video game? ;)

  31. Carole Beth

    I so enjoyed looking at today’s website. It reminded me of my German Shephard, Max. He so enjoyed a water hose too. He did very similar things too, only in a bigger way!! :) Thanks again.

  32. Rachel

    I shared these hilarious pics of your sweet dogs with the girls at work and we laughed so hard! Thanks for sharing! Your dogs are adorable! I love reading about your family! :)

  33. Brenda Jorgensen

    LOL! I needed this laugh as I take on my day. Those pups are too cute! I have my 3 chihuahua girls that avoid water at all costs so it’s fun to see “real dogs” out there getting wet, playing and having fun. Miley looks like he’s laughing, haha. Love that lens, too. :o) Have a great week!!

  34. Chrissy

    I LOVE the looks on their faces!

    I think my boxer pup would love to play in the sprinkler, but we haven’t tried it yet. Your pictures are kind of inspiring me to try it! :)

  35. Tracy

    These are just too dang cute and funny! I LOVE puppies and yours are just precious! Thanks for sharing and enjoy the summer! :o)

  36. Mary Anne

    We took Bella to the ocean last week and she was terrified. She doesn’t like water. She actually runs from the hose when I turn it on! I did buy her a lifejacket for the next time we take her to the beach though and I also purchased that tent from Amazon! She’s all set!
    Great capture in your photos!

  37. Kathryn Ferraro

    Those are hilarious!!! Your commentary is the best and your pictures are just outstanding. Did you shoot these in manual mode? Did you do a lot of post editing work? I love the color and clarity!

  38. Alisha

    I just laughed out loud at my desk! I LOVE these. I particularly enjoy Miley’s belly laugh in the last one. Soooo cute!

    1. n wilson

      Love the pics!!!
      I’ve been following you and your fam (following…sounds like stalking…lol) since you first got Miley. I love them!! Howie reminds me of my guy, he LOVES water and doesn’t want to share!

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