Roberta's Las Vegas Real Estate Blog: Las Vegas Dog Days of Summer

Las Vegas Dog Days of Summer

Yes it's the toastiest part of the year here in the desert. The humidity can be 'higher', around 30% or so, but not anything close to what I just went through back east. This summer weather is one reason why I moved here, with this great pool weather and long season.

Of course that crazy Jack Russell, Sparky, came out here and also fell in love with the pool, even swimming underwater. If you're not familiar with Jacks, they're said to have ADHD. The HD hyperactive part I can agree, but they are EXTREMELY focused on whatever they are doing and very renlentless. They aren't quitters, that's for sure, and will try to think of knew ways to meet a challenge. Sparky is no exception and her determination is how she taught herself how to swim after she made the move to Las Vegas.

Jacks are a little hard to describe, they're not you're typical dog. They were bred to hunt, for flushing out whatever their master was after, and will 'go to ground' in pursuit and can climb trees. They are the most flexible, agile creatures that appear to be made out of rubber, and part rabbit, cat, and dog. They are amazingly powerful for their small size, all muscle and can coil up like a spring and shoot themselves through the air, twisting and reshaping themselves to adjust their flight path for their target.

Sparky turned nine last month. She's been through three surgeries in the past 2 years. (Thanks Dr. George for the great work!) I think if you watch her latest photoshow you'll see there isn't much that can slow her down. Watch as she stretches it out or twists & turns in mid-air and spreads her toes or flexes to put on the brakes. Whatever it takes to hit her target. All the while she's loving these dog days of Las Vegas! You can use the HD button in the player to view the show full screen.

That's her from above the water. Her underwater video is here. At the moment they're having some problems with their streaming servers and a little choppy. You can pause and wait for it to load, or try her YouTube page and also view it full screen there when it's up & running.

 

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Comment balloon 11 commentsRoberta LaRocca • August 06 2008 12:03AM

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Roberta:  I have never, ever seen a dog do anything like that.  You need to get this video on television... or sell the movie rights, or something.  Wow... thanks so much for sharing.  I am so glad Sparky is doing so well.  Take care...

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 11 years ago

AMAZING. Now I know it's really warm (It was 109 degrees as I was driving away last Friday afternoon to head back home)...but a dog swimming underwater! Unbelievable!

Posted by Vickie Nagy, Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen (Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate) about 11 years ago

By the way... it was in the low 100's here over the past week or so... and even hit 107 the other day... here in Fort Worth.  Strange as it seems, though... it really didn't feel very hot at all... at least not until I went outside... LOL.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) about 11 years ago
My Standard Schnauzers do the same stuff. They LOVE to hunt, sadly swimming is secondary... Love is automatic, like breathing. ;) Betina
Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) about 11 years ago

Karen Anne:  Sparky is amazing and we love to share her with all our friends!  I keep talking to her agent to get her to be in the movies,  but her agent tells me that she is just not interested!  She just wants to have fun! LOL.  Sounds like you are having some warm weather too.

Vickie: Even Sparky needs to cool off in the pool, although she does love to lay in the sun.

Betina:  Sounds like your Schnauzers are a working breed also.  Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Roberta, Sparky is a very talented dog! I can get my Goldens to dive, but not to retrieve that deep.

Posted by Lara O'Keefe (North Texas Home Finders) about 11 years ago

Lara: She's definitely a character and runs on pure determination. Just has to get those toys!

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) about 11 years ago
Roberta, Sparky does an amazing job. I really enjoyed the post and the slide show. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust! (Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions") about 11 years ago

Gary:  Glad you enjoyed her show!  She is amazing!

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) about 11 years ago

OK, I can't even get my dog to go out without dragging her when it is raining!

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home - www.IFoundYourNewHome.com

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) about 11 years ago

Todd: Funny you should say that. Sparky has become a real desert dog. Playing in water is one thing, but on those few days we get rain she hates going out!

Posted by Roberta LaRocca, REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507 (Simply Vegas Real Estate) about 11 years ago

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