Friday, December 19, 2008

Houston, We Have A Water Dog!

October 1, 2008
Sandy Creek Park, GA

None of my previous dogs has objected the water too much, but neither were any of them particularly enthusiastic about it, so I am delighted to report that Tessa loves water.

On her first day by the lake, she was a little cautious, the waves may have thrown her off, but she did not hesitate much once she got a taste of it.

The next time we returned to the lake, the weather had turned pretty cold and it was a raw day. I had Tessa on her 30-ft check cord, not anticipating her urge to play in the water, and before I knew it she was in the lake. Now, it is recommended that you introduce these pups to the water slowly, on warm days, so as to not make the experience a traumatic one, but oh well, there she went. I pulled her out, knowing it was entirely too cold for her, and ended up having to drive her home with the heat running full blast.

I expected a more apprehensive pup on our next visit but she has been pulling towards the water ever since. Can't wait for spring!

1 comment:

  1. What a great pup... love her sense of adventure!
    You are going to really enjoy her love of water in the summer. :)