Sadie and Gideon had loads of fun playing in my parents’ back yard… but the real fun was going to the lake!
I was very happy that Sadie did not learn to dig with Gideon. That is one habit I do not want her to start!
The visit to the lake started with the normal “chase me” game that Sadie loves.
Then Gideon pointed out the water…
and the docks…
and the real fun began!
Then my Dad brought out the tennis balls to toss to Gideon. Gideon likes to jump off the dock to fetch the ball.
Sadie charges down the dock???
and swims back to Gideon???
and then Sadie swims the ball back to shore.
This happened over and over again. She just didn’t seem to understand she could jump off the dock too.
What did I do?
I tossed her in after the ball. 🙂 and she loved it!
One encouraging push by me and she was hooked!
As you can see, she really perfected her dive into the lake.
The only problem… I created a water monster!
She loves it so much, I had to leash her to get her to stay on shore and dry off before we left! 🙂
and then, when we got back to my parents’ house, she assumed their fish pond was for her to swim in too!