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Dock diving, dock diving, dock diving, yippie!!!

November 1st 2009 6:33 pm
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I went dock diving for the first time this weekend! My friend at the pet store told mom about it. Sounded good to her. I like tennis balls. I like retrieving tennis balls. I like retrieving tennis balls in water. What's not to like?!

Anyway, we got there early and walked around while things were getting set up. Then lots of other doggies started arriving. There were a lot of Labradors like me! Some were yellow and some were brown and some were black like me. Because it was Halloween there were dogs in costume too!

We waited in a long line. Then I saw a yellow lab jump off a platform and into a BIG tub of water! Many other dogs saw it too and there was lots of barking because we all wanted to do that! I was way at the back of the line because it was our first time and mom did not know to preregister me. So we signed up later and were at the back. It was very hard to wait in this line! I did not bark too much but I whined a bit.

When it was FINALLY my turn we walked up a ramp so I could see how to get out. I was a little scared of this ramp (it was high) and thought about jumping off onto the ground. But mom threw my ball in the water and I HAD to go get it! After I was a bit wettened up we walked up the stairs onto a big platform. Mom told me to sit/stay and walked a few feet away to the edge of the platform. Then she threw my ball in the water and told me to get it. I ran up to the edge and hesitated ever so slightly (it was my FIRST TIME!) then saw my ball and jumped in to get it. I had to swim a little to get to my ball then turned toward the exit ramp. I tried to climb out from the side of the ramp. Dad came to help me get out. People thought I did good! They were clapping and cheering and everything!


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