Monday, April 11, 2011

Doggie Dip

There is a local pool that has a Doggie Dip Day before it opens to the public. Then they have it again after they close to the public but before they close the pool for the winter. We were so excited to get to take the boys swimming since we haven't found a place to do that since we've been here. Bradley LOVES to swim and I know he's missed it. In fact, that's the only time that Bradley will really fetch. Brodie, however, prefers to fetch on land. When he's in the water he prefers to wear his life jacket. It just makes him feel more secure and he swims a lot better with it on. The pool had a high edge in spots and a lot of the dogs were having a hard time jumping out. But Bradley could jump out at the highest point with no trouble. Once when he jumped out people yelled, "Oh my gosh, did you see that dog?" It was funny. I think he had such an easy time because 1) his extremely long legs and 2) there's not an ounce of fat on him. I didn't get any good photos, but I got some good videos.

Here's Bradley jumping in and swimming to Daddy. 

Here's Bradley fetching and jumping out at the part that was not very high. 

This is Brodie fetching on dry land. Notice he does not let anyone get in his way.


Brodie is coaxed into jumping in with Daddy. You can also see how Bradley likes to steal the ball.

Brodie swims in his life jacket and jumps out.