Guess what guys? I scared mommy real bad at the beach today. But it was her fault I swear! We enjoying a peaceful walk along the shoreline when mommy decided to play some fetch with a stick. My only demand was that she find a stick large enough so I didn’t end up with a sandy mouth. All was going well, I was being a pro-fetcher like always until KER-SPLASH I ended up taking a dive into the cold water. I was so confused that I wouldn’t move and the waves started pulling me away. Luckily, I’m a quick thinker and after the initial shock I swam all the way back to shore. Mommy says that she would’ve jumped in if I didn’t start swimming back and she was very proud of me. Needless to say, I was very proud of myself and celebrated with some well-deserved zoomies!
Now a word from “the hooman”:
So when Riley said it was my fault he was right. I was planning to eventually taking him swimming when it got warmer so I wanted him to start getting used to the water. In order to do this, I wanted him to associate the water with something fun, like fetch. So whenever we’re near open water and it’s safe I would encourage him to get near by throwing sticks first near, then into the water.
The first time I tried this he ran away when the waves came up. The next time few times he was definitely interested in the water but would retreat once his feet got wet. This time I expected him to do the same thing. I tossed a stick into the water but instead of running into the water, he attempted to leap over the wave to retrieve the stick. Poor thing didn’t know what hit him! If it had been warmer with calmer waters I would’ve been extremely happy but when the waves started pulling him in I freaked out. Thank goodness my brave little pup was able to swim back to shore. He was pretty unfazed by the whole situation and actually had a lot of fun! Lesson learned, don’t assume things especially when safety is a concern.