A few days ago, I had to go to the doggy spa (Fancy Paws) to get my coat stripped, and a bath. Mom took that opportunity to take Bailie to the dog park alone. She went to a park we rarely go to in the summer because of the pond. Mom doesn’t like the water, and it is real muddy, but with all the rain we have had she thought it would be okay.
Bailie has never really gone swimming. In Florida last winter she did try swimming in the pool with Mom holding her up, she splashes in our little pool at home, and on walks, she never goes in past her tummy. Mom wants her to swim like I do and thought maybe alone she would finally give it a try. They started by Mom throwing a stick into the pond not to far out, and then each time a bit further. She did quite well retrieving it.
Bailie was fascinated with the dogs retrieving tennis balls thrown real far out and was studying how they would swim. She also wanted one of those tennis balls. After a bit of time, she did actually venture out and really swim on her own! She was determined to chase that dog for the ball! She didn’t have a chance, but it was fun trying. “Hey, wait up my friend! You are too fast! I’m new at this dog paddle thing.”
Bailie overcame her shyness and really let the GBGV out. She was not afraid to start working the “beach” area like they did on old TV series Baywatch. I am way too young to know that show, but Mom told me about it. Bailie took charge of the dogs at the beach. Chasing down the riff raff was part of her new found duties. “Stop you mischievous dog!”
In the end, she did not want to go home. She had a blast and learned it is a lot of fun to go swimming and to boss other dogs around. She was pretty tired out after her day as a Baywatch GBGV Lifeguard.
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