First swim of the year

Dakota retrieves, 5-3-13

Dakota retrieves, 5-3-13

Sophie retrieves, 5-3-13

Sophie retrieves, 5-3-13

Yesterday was such a nice and sunny day that I took the guys for their first swim of the year and introduce Doc to water for the first time. I made two trips, the first with the Labs and the second trip with the Spins; Dakota was so excited that she cried all the way out for her first retrieve. Doc’s a little a fish when it comes to water and just about dragged me into the water in his attempt to investigate the big orange buoys that marked the swimming area.

Mia heading out to retrieve a piece of driftwood, 5-3-13

Mia heading out to retrieve a piece of driftwood, 5-3-13

Mia, Elvis and Doc, 5-3-13

Mia, Elvis and Doc, 5-3-13

Doc took to the water like a fish, 5-3-13

Doc took to the water like a fish, 5-3-13

Mia made a couple of retrieves with a piece of driftwood, but I didn’t give Elvis a chance to retrieve. Doc had enough of watching retrieves, and when I tossed the driftwood for Elvis, Doc lunged, ripped the leash out of my hand, hit the water and went under, then paddled back to shore. I didn’t want that to frighten him of water so we returned to the truck where I crated Mia and Elvis, then let Doc retrieve a bumper several times. I actually thought he was going to swim in his first introduction to the water, but no, chest-deep is as far as he’d go.

Checking things out.

Checking things out.

Doc makes his first water retrieve with a bumper, 5-3-13

Doc makes his first water retrieve with a bumper, 5-3-13

Doc's proud of his second retrieve, 5-3-13

Doc’s proud of his second retrieve, 5-3-13

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4 Responses to “First swim of the year”

  1. msshirleyb Says:

    I love seeing Doc starting out so well with the water.. I can’t wait to see his progress!

    Shirley

    • murphydogs Says:

      Thanks, from the way he tried going out after Mia and Elvis, I thought for sure he would try swimming his first time out.

  2. 2 brown dawgs blog (@2browndawgsblog) Says:

    Doc looks all grown up and very handsome. :) Great pictures of them swimming. We are finally back in the water too, but it seems so late this year.

    • murphydogs Says:

      Thanks. One of my Facebook friends named him Auqa Doc which fits him. We’re about 2 weeks early with the water this year.

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