Thursday, September 6, 2012

Dog Swim 2012

Since  I first heard of the Dog Swim, I've wanted to take Riley.  The last day our public pools are open is Labor Day.  The day after Labor Day every year, one of the pools hosts a Dog Swim for the four-legged variety.  Riley is an excellent swimmer, but I'm always worried that he won't stop when he gets tired.  So with a gift card from Grammy, we got Riley a stylish orange life jacket.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that he wasn't the only one wearing one!
 We started out in the baby pool, but it was soon time to check out the big pool.  Riley considered his options for a while, then headed in.
 I'm not sure that his first entrance was on purpose, but it worked.
 He swam way out into the middle of the pool and didn't seem at all concerned.
 He met a few friends, including this Great Dane that he tried to walk under.  Mostly though he was interested in sniffing and the water.
 Once we found a few stray tennis balls, he was really into it.  He went in time after time and chased down the tennis balls.  It kind of looks like he is bobbing for apples.
I think he would have stayed all night chasing those tennis balls.  He spent the evening snoozing on the couch.  I think he was worn out!

1 comment:

Keetha Broyles said...

Swimming always wears the kids out.