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Summer Tubing with Ammo the Dachshund

07 Aug Posted by in Adventure | 19 comments
Summer Tubing with Ammo the Dachshund

A few weekends ago some of my family from out of town came for a visit. Since I’m always up for a fun adventure, I decided to show them a good time with a weekend excursion on the river!

River Tubing with Ammo the Dachshund

Just down the road from the family farm is the Brandywine River, which is the perfect place to do some river tubing on a hot day!

River Tubing with Ammo the Dachshund

Since this wasn’t my first tubing adventure I got pretty brave and performed some dare-devilish (I was Evel Knievel for Halloween after all) stunts on the tubes by balancing on the edge!

River Tubing with Ammo the Dachshund

River Tubing with Ammo the Dachshund

I wasn’t the only one enjoying the river that day either, we even found this adorable turtle taking a dip!

River Tubing with Ammo the Dachshund

As the sun started to set over the river I decided to trade in my tube for a canoe since it was getting a little chilly in the water.

River Tubing with Ammo the Dachshund

River Tubing with Ammo the Dachshund

I love to navigate the waters and I always have to stand at the very tip of the canoe (so I get to see everything first), even if it means that I might occasionally fall overboard. Not to worry though, I’m a pretty good swimmer!

River Tubing with Ammo the Dachshund

Eventually we decided to park the canoe so we could take a swim in the river, which is also where I got to perform my very first water rescue!

River Tubing with Ammo the Dachshund

River Tubing with Ammo the Dachshund

Ok technically no one was ever really drowning, but how was I supposed to know that? I’m a Super Hero trained to save people, and when you’re a teeny tiny dog like me everything looks dangerous!

River Tubing with Ammo the Dachshund

Thankfully everyone survived the rope swing, and I made sure my entire family made it back into their rafts for the remainder of the trip home.

River Tubing with Ammo the Dachshund

Well, that is until we hit a river road block! “Everyone stay with your flotation device, keep your hands inside the raft, and do not drown!”

Phew! River Tubing is stressful for a Super Hero!Ammo the Dachshund // Blog Signature // Celebrity

Do you think your dog would attempt to save you if you were drowning? (Don’t worry, I’m sure they probably would….unless there was an alluring groundhog hole nearby of course!)

You can grab a stylish life vest just like the one I’m wearing from my friends at Ruffwear*, or check out my Gear Page for a source guide of all my stylish gear!


  1. Donna H Ingram08-07-15

    What a great Adventure that was ! So proud of your bravery.

  2. Casi Jewett08-07-15

    Aaron Jewett think we could train Toby to do this?

  3. Laura in Sacto08-07-15

    What a great post!

  4. Kimmy Michael08-07-15

    I went on my very first water adventure this week…but in no comparison like yours!

  5. JB08-07-15

    Ammo – you are the best Super Hero dog in the whole world!! XXX OOO

  6. Belair Dorothy08-07-15


  7. Oskar & Liesel08-07-15

    OMD…tubing down a river looks like so much fun!!

  8. Marta Nilsson08-07-15

    You are awesome Ammo!

  9. Cathy Thompson08-07-15

    Wow. You were awesome!

  10. Pat West08-07-15

    OH AMMO….what a super Hero you are!!!!

  11. Sara Chapple08-07-15

    Nathan Chapple

  12. Christa Harrell08-07-15

    Good job, Ammo, so proud of you!!!!! And I love your life jacket, if Molly would like water and we could go to the river like you do, I would sure get her one!!!!

  13. Betty DePuy08-08-15

    So proud of you Ammo!

  14. Trooper08-08-15

    You make me proud little buddy!! Wish I was with you to help drag that big guy in from the deep water. You are truely a super hero!!

  15. Tara Edwards08-10-15

    i like that doggie life jacket- it isn’t as bulky as ours. Since i am too lazy to navigate your blog on my tiny cell phone to find out the brand, do you mind telling me?

  16. Ali Smith08-10-15

    Sadly, I am 99.9% sure my dog would leave me in the water to drown. He hates water and I don’t think he really would risk his own life to save mine. Sad, but true. I hope if I am ever in a situation where I need a super hero, you will be there!
    thanks for sharing your river tubing adventure with us!

  17. Toby the Therapy Dachshund08-11-15

    That looks like so much fun!

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