Grom and Molniya Got Wet
Many of you long time readers may remember my posts about trying to get my dog to like swimming. Read a post about it, here: https://houndandthefound.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/its-sort-of-like-swimming/
We tried everything. We threw his favorite toys in the water. We threw other dog’s favorite toys in the water and he watched those dogs swim for them. We threw Grom’s favorite toys in the water and let other dogs swim for them. I got in the water and teased him with his favorite toys. I got in the water, put a life vest on the dog, and helped him “swim,” through the water. We did everything short of just throwing him in to the water. No matter what, he would only get to the point where his feet stopped touching the bottom. Then, he stopped going any further.
He never really liked to swim.
All it took was his best friend in the whole world, a lab named Seamus, to go swimming. There must have been a doggie conversation between the two, because after Seamus went out, so did my dog!
But that is not all!
Did you catch the little dog in the lifejacket? That’s right, it is little Mo! She loves to swim! Of course she really enjoyed biting the waves and digging in the sand too.
What a great day on the water. Woo Hoo!