We went to the lake today and Sophie got turned loose for the first time to swim. Usually we played along the bank with her leashed. She has never swam before and you'd have thought she had been swimming forever! I thought dogs had to figure it out, nope! She was off like a motor boat! I sent my camera with my son and the pictures he took weren't worth taking the time to post here.... I was up the bank a ways and trusted (my mistake) him to take the photos.... She took a nap and is now rearing to go...where do they get that energy!?? I still see her sweet head sticking out of the water as she swam and swam! Love it!
Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo
Sophie 15 months, with Skye
Now, that's a good deal! Nothing like a Lab and some water. Glad to hear she took to it.
My Lab is smarter than your honor student.
Deacon 12/1/1999-4/2/2012 RIP, bestest boy.
Diesel 3/29/2010 My little hard charger.
It is amazing, isn't it? Bauer jumped in at about 16 weeks and has been a swimming fool ever since.
Debi and Bauer
Some people are like slinkies. Not really good for much, but bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.
I love watching my dogs swim. Kolby will swim in circles forever - the only way to get him in is to throw a stick or a bumper for him to retrieve. Abbey loves to retrieve - that's one of her favorite things to do, but she won't go after a toy if there's competition (other doges swimming towards it). Silly pups!
Our Smokey took to it right away too. I thought we'd have to slowly get him used to it...ha! he plunged right in and he swims underwater! Getting him out was our battle! It's fun to watch them have so much fun!
Good job Sophie. I'm hoping Roffe does the same next summer. We actually went to the lake a couple of days ago and he seemed to like getting his paws wet.
Dave 990305 - 110701 Forever in my heart