Dog or Fish?

Posted on September 10, 2010. Filed under: 1. Daily Life | Tags: , , , , , |

Over Labor Day Weekend, John and I took Dezi to a relative’s house to swim in their pool.  She loves the water!  We threw her ball in the pool, and she jumped right in.  I must say, she is an amazing swimmer – she might even put Michael Phelps to shame with the doggie paddle!  She is a five-year-old Lab with hip dysplasia that acts like a strong puppy in the water.  Our vet told us swimming is the best form of exercise for dogs with hip dysplasia, so we just let her swim to her heart’s delight for two hours!

Dezi showing the "boys" how it's done!

Dezi was one of four dogs – and the only girl – at the pool that day.  John and I were very proud that our girl was the only dog to jump in the pool all on her own and swim around.  The other dogs just watched from the sidelines – it was obvious Dezi was the main attraction.  After being thrown in, the other dogs swam, but they swam right to the stairs to get out!  Dezi did laps with her tennis ball in her mouth and even jumped off the diving board – she will pretty much do anything to retrieve her ball!

As I watched and laughed at my adorable dog, I just kept thinking, “Seriously, is she part fish?”

Watch video of Dezi swimming in the pool and jumping off the diving board

– Michelle Brubaker

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A pool party for labs! Now that’s my kind of afternoon.


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