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Hikes and Swimming Pools

May 5th 2010 4:03 pm
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We had a very hot weekend last Saturday and Sunday. It felt more like mid summer than early May. Mom and dad took me out to my yard and there was a strange round plastic thing filled with water. I was confused at first. I went over and sniffed it and took a drink. This was the biggest water bowl I had ever seen. I lifted my front paw up a few times but I wasn't sure that it was OK to go in it. I had been in these things a few times last year at different doggie events. I knew it was OK then because other dogs were going in them. Daddy put his hands in the water and splashed around in it. Mom and dad kept telling me it was OK. I finally put my front 2 paws in it and then my back feet. The cool water felt good on my paws. I stood there for a minute, got out and went back in again. I went in and out of the pool about 10 times. It was fun. Then I took my front paw and slashed a bit. We didn't go for our long walk until later in the evening. It was just too hot. Mom said it was 90 degrees. I'm not sure what that means but I was panting a lot. On the evening walk mom and dad took me to a nature trail near our house. This is different than the river trail we usually walk. This one is all in the woods. We kind of got a little lost. Daddy told mom to take the orange trail which did eventually meet up with the white trail, but then the white trail went around a pond. Mom and dad didn't want to go around the pond because the mosquitoes were already really bad. Mom took another trail instead which had no markings on it. We ended up in back of the elementary school. Daddy kept trying to keep the mosquitoes off of me and he was getting bitten too! They didn't like mom and she was fine. Mom says me and daddy are sweeter than she is.

The next day was just as hot. Once again we went for our walk in the evening. This time we went in the car. We went to the place that I had walked with my boyfriend, Gil. This time mom and dad had awful smelling bug spray. They sprayed me too. Mine was especially for dogs. A few minutes later another car arrived. I couldn't believe it! It was Gil and his mom!! The Iggies came too. They are Italian Greyhounds and they are Gil's brother and sisters. We were joined by a few more dogs and people. In all there were 8 dogs and 6 people. We walked around the lake and even got to go for a dip. Gil walked right in and laid down in the water. I stood in the lake and took a drink, but I didn't lay down. The Iggies wouldn't go in at all. We had a Huskie dog with us too. She kept going in the water every chance she got. It was a lot of fun. We walked about 2 miles.

Monday I went to the Vet. Nothing bad, just a check up. The vet said my teeth looked really good. I did have to get a shot and I also got my nails clipped. I don't have to go back for a while. I'm glad about that!!!


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Barked by: Shula (Dogster Member)

May 6th 2010 at 6:45 am

Sounds like you've been having a lot of fun! Even though it is stinky, it's probably good that your pawrents got you some bug spray - don't wanna be itchy! I hope your check up goes well!
Barked by: Wendy G

May 6th 2010 at 7:54 am

Excellent hikes wif all kindsa fwiends!! I r nod much ob a fwimmer myself, iber!! I jus' wike tu pway 'Bobbin' fur Ice Cubes' in my pool!!

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