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My Crazy Puppy

So guess which crazy doggy decided to take a dolphin dive into the lake this weekend?

Since the weather was warmer this weekend (hovering above freezing), we decided to take a trip to the lake. When we got to the beach area we decided to give Riley some off-leash time. While Riley loves to jump around in the water and get his feet wet, he doesn’t actually do much swimming.

When we let him off-leash he immediately headed towards the water, got his feet wet and had a little drink. He came back and we played some fetch along the shore.

Boy was I surprised when in the middle of the game he decided to make a mighty leap of dock-dog proportions into the lake!

And of course he was unfazed by the icey cold waters and wanted to continue playing. Since the sun was going down and the temperature was dropping we decided to go home.

So what I want to know is, what is the craziest thing your pup has done? 🙂

 

Beach Day!

Gotta love sunbathing on the beach!

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!

Shelties don’t like water? I must’ve missed the memo.

How else am I supposed to dry off? Mommy didn’t bring a towel.

Now, where did that stick go?

Got it!

What do you mean, “we’re going home”?

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.

This must be where the Sandman gets his sand because I’m sooo slee..py..