Monday, August 6, 2012

The Dog Days Of Summer

Although we've been lucky in Alberta not to have the terrible heat that the East and South have been getting, we have had some hot days this month. Scott and I found that while Mikey needs to stay  home and swim in the pool for his therapy, the best way to exercise the other dogs has been in the lake by our house.
My dogs have been swimming since they were pups.
Even my youngest dog, Ford has found water to be a great game.
But Scott's dogs needed a little persuasion.
Each one was called out individually to come to Scott out in the lake and then with  the help of a long line, they swam around until they were allowed back to shore.
The dogs on the shore watched, hoping they wouldn't hear their name.
On the other end of the spectrum, you couldn't get my dogs out of the water.
Ford and Laddie worked on their tandem dives,
and Hemp used it as a rare time to relax.
Unfortunately, we couldn't stay all day and soon enough we had to get back to our responsibilities.
Until tomorrow...

7 comments:

Jenilee said...

Haha...Scamp had his first 'swim lesson' the other week...he thought he was gonna drown:). Pretty sure once he gets it figured he's going to love it though! Lucky to have the lake so close!

DeltaBluez Tess said...

Maid loves to swim and bring back a toy.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Love it!

Canines 'N Ewe said...

That would be so nice...Hauling them in the pool one at a time is a chore!

Cathy said...

No wonder Tick loves the water so much. She jumps in the pool every chance she gets. Sorry, Jenny, but I have to tell you she's getting "fat." Too many treats from Momma.

Cathy said...

No wonder Tick loves the water so much. She jumps in the pool every chance she gets. Sorry, Jenny, but I have to tell you she's getting "fat." Too many treats from Momma.

Jenny Glen said...

Yes, Scamp and Tick's mom (Diane's Maid) LOVED the water so I've no doubt those two would enjoy it!