Yesterday I found a great place for Sadie to swim, she does know how, but dosnt know she knows how. She loves the water but will only go where her feet touch. So I bought her a life jacket, yes, yes I did, and I found a great place where its shallow for quite far, then slowly drops off. So off we go, kids and dogs and the life jacket. We go in and I find some sticks ( because I forgot the tennis balls) (( yes, I got the look from Thalie, Mom HOW could your forget)) So on goes the life jacket, now Sadie looks like a red Turtle and Thalie is laughing at her. ( What?? You cant swim??, I knew you werent a DS!!)
I take them to the deeper part, Thalie, of course is swimming all over, ( See Sadie, THIS is how its done by a REAL Shepherd) So I go where its deeper and call Sadie to me, her eyes open really wide and she starts swimming............well, something that is supposed to be swimming, water is everywhere and all i see are these long brindle legs everywhere. Meanwhile, Thalie is gliding around like a swan.
She did get better but then I let her just stay in the shallow part for a bit.
The best part was a boat came by a bit too fast and made some small waves. we were sitting in the water and the dogs were standing next to me and when the waves came in, Sadie just about jumped out of her skin ( and the life jacket) WHAT THE HELL IS THIS !!!!!!!!!!! She was jumping around thinking this wet thing was attacking her. We were laughing so hard at Poor Sadie. Thalie was just face palming. Really mom ??
No, I didnt take pictures, bad mommy.
we plan on going back today, Ill make sure I bring the camera.
Lisa, Thalie CGC & Sadie, Cookie the Basset, CT