Critter Alley

Critter Alley

Monday, March 23, 2009

Kayak Competition

We were at the St. Francis this weekend for the yearly Whitewater Association kayak races. It was chilly, but fun. What a brave soul that dons the gear, climbs into a tiny kayak and makes his way down the rolling rapids of the Saint.

There were hundreds of spectators that brought along almost as many dogs. I saw Golden Retrievers, Border Collies, Austrailian Shepherds, Beagles, Yorkies, and of course the All American Mixed Breed. The dogs seemed to enjoy themselves as much, if not more, than the people. Being wise critters, they enjoyed the show from the vantage point of the granite boulders. You didn't catch one of them climbing into a kayak.

There wasn't a single dumb animal among them!


nlindabrit said...

On my first trip to the U.S. in 1977 we were scheduled to go whitewater rafting on the Snake River in Idaho. Sadly, the conditions were too dangerous for tourists that day. I have always regretted missing the experience.

Judy said...

I don't doubt that our four-legged friends are wiser in many ways than their human counterparts. Looks like a fun time!