In 2011 Sports Illustrated published a gallery of "Animals and Water Sports," filled some of the cutest (and TALENTED!) dogs enjoying leisurely activity and even surf competitions on the water. I've had this gallery bookmarked for years now (even prior to becoming a dog owner) so you can imagine how thrilled I am to look back at these images and share them with you all. Even if you've already seen these like I have, they'll still put a smile on your face!

Hope you all are enjoying Labor Day Weekend with your cutie-pie water dogs!

Okaaay. So this last one is not a dog, BUT I love polar bears and couldn't resist. Check out the entire gallery here, which also features a squirrel water skiing and a llama surfing β€” I can't make this stuff up. (All images courtesy Sports Illustrated.)


Love + Gratitude,