|Nice cool water on a hot day.|
We found a great spot where we could just walk in with him, but with deeper areas so that he could try to swim. He seemed to welcome the cool water running across his paws, but was a bit tentative with the deeper water. So, to help out, I picked him up and lowered him into an area where he could swim without touching bottom. When I let go, he kept his head above water and swam back to shallower water.
|"I can do it! I can swim!"|
Given that this was his very first time in the water, he didn't seem to stress about it at all. He swam as if it was the most natural thing for him to do. However, while he really seemed to like it, a few times in and out and he had enough and trotted off to shore.
If the dog days of summer continue to be hot, Rilley now has a choice to chill in the air conditioned climate of the house, or to go for a short walk and cool off in the the creek!