Today is the first official day of summer. And the best part of summer, in my opinion, is swimming. Good thing we have a pool. Not for us, for the doggies.
A few days ago, we got the pool out and filled it up. It was a stiflingly hot day, and we thought this might perk up the pups. Dexter had gone swimming last year, but this was all new for Chloe.
Dexter seemed much more interested this year. In fact, he sat in the pool as we filled it up. Just sat there, letting the cool water flow over his tootsies. He was in heaven.
Then we tried putting Chloe in the pool. She was, shall we say, unenthusiastic. Most of the time, she would hop right out before she was completely out of our hands. And once Dexter saw her freaking out, he was no longer interested in staying in the pool.
The pool did seem to help them cool off however. After his little swim, Dexter ran around the yard for the first time in weeks. He had been mostly just moseying, never really wanting to play, because of the heat. But now that he was wet, he was ready to run!
Chloe just mostly wanted to shake
and roll around.
But still, it seems like they had fun, and that is the important thing.