Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:52 PM
I have several who swim. Jill (deceased) and Twist are my master swimmers and they will swim just to swim. When Jill was rehabbing from an injured hip, I could take her to the beach and send her in to the water and walk up and down the beach while she willingly swam parallel to me. Twist hasn't had much time at the ocean since she was a pup, but she likes to swim across ponds and just around in them. The others will swim after things or just jump in and play, but they aren't the strong swimmers that Jill was and Twist is. When Jill went to the rehab vet she could swim in the endless pool at the highest current level for a good while. The vet said Jill was the strongest swimmer she'd ever seen.
Others, like Kat, will swim but then get distracted by the ripples, start biting at them, which causes a bit of sinking, which results in splashing, which necessitates more biting at the splashes, which only makes the sinking thing worse--well, you get the picture. But she has a ball doing it!
I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream.
~Vincent van Gogh
New Kent, VA
Beloved, and living in memory:
Willow (6/1997-5/2014, run free, my heart), Boy (3/1995-10/2010, RIP), Jill (8/1996-5/2012, RIP), Farleigh (12/1998-7/2014
RIP), Kat (4/2000-6/2015, I miss you, my sweet, funny little clown)
The current pack:
Twist, Lark, Phoebe, Pipit, Birdie, Kiskadee (Kiss), and Corbie!
Willow's Rest, Tunis and mule sheep
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