While at my parents house this past weekend, Jerm and I decided it would be a good time to take Diesel swimming. Labs are known for being water dogs and Diesel enjoys himself while he gets a bath, so we had a feeling he'd like the pool.
The pool was clean, the weather was hot, and into the water we went. Diesel was very skeptical of the pool at first and he would only careful creep up to the edge to sniff with curiosity. As I got into the pool, he got more curious, but still wasn't willing to get in by himself. So, Jeremy picked him up and place him on the first step, which only has enough water to cover him a few inches.
Sitting on the entry step.
Well, after that...it was pretty much over. He turned into a swimming freak at that point and he would: swim to me and Jerm, swim around the whole pool, swim over to the deep end, get out at the deep end and run back to the entry step, leap off the entry step...at me, chase us while we tried to swim next to him and fetch his ball when we threw it in. Also, when he'd swim to us, he'd get really close and try to bite our ears or noses!! It was the weirdest thing, not to mention painful. That's right...we now call him "Jaws."
About to leap off the entry step at me.
Family portrait. I was trying to get him to look at the camera.
Of course, the one time we're recording he keeps slipping and can't get out.
We went swimming with "Jaws" twice over the weekend, and while we were at the baseball game on Sunday, my dad took into the pool. So, needless to say, Diesel had a very fun weekend and LOVES the water. In fact, when we got home on Sunday afternoon, Diesel went into our bathroom and tried to get in the shower! Silly puppy.