One of the things that I love about living in the Southwest, is the monsoon season that arrives every summer.

Sporadic, often violent storms come and dump a lot of rain in a short amount of time.

To deal with the large amount of water, you will see catchment basins in neighborhoods and also around businesses.  These catchment basins help to keep areas from flooding.

In our neighborhood, we have a few catchment basins and when they fill up, it is time for fun…

My husband, our two youngest kids and our dogs came out to play in the water.

The dogs jumped right in….so did the kids.

Our two little dogs, Tobey and Max had to swim because the water was so deep.

I was surprised that they liked it as much as they did.  

Gracie and Kai decided to race across the water.

Gracie won, but then I think that Kai fell on purpose because he wanted to get wet all the way.  It’s funny how that seems to happen to Kai a lot.

Tobey took a break from the fun and watched Kai challenge Max to a race…

Max won….because Kai fell in the water again 😉

We had fun playing in the water, but soon it was time for the fun to end.

Kai needed a little help getting home….

Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

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  1. FlowerLady
    FlowerLady says:

    What a fun time you all had! It's great that good times can be had so inexpensively, without even leaving home. Even your little canines got in on the fun.


  2. says:

    Hi Diana,

    Thank you so much for asking about Kai 🙂

    He is doing well, but will need surgery again in the future again. It appears that his hip still needs some work. Maybe in a year?

    I hope you are enjoying your winter. Our summer has not been overly hot so far. But, that is relative when you live in the desert!


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