I don't have any pictures to share from today's adventures, though, because I was floating down the river in a raft. That's right. And it was awesome! Our pals brought some inner tubes, so off we went! I was a little nervous because Claire has never had the chance to swim long distances, and I really didn't want her to drown. [I mean, that would really put a damper on the weekend, don't you think?] But when she saw me begin to drift away, she dove right in, and then alternated between swimming and walking along the bank with my friends' dogs while we floated down the river. She needed lots of encouragement, but she did it, and I'm pretty confident that she had fun!
It's gotta be tough to be a black dog in the
summer spring heat. Claire gets tired so quickly at the park because she can't cool off, but when we're at the river, she can play for hours. I have a feeling that we'll be down there every weekend until October. And Claire has already had more practice swimming this year than in the past two years combined, so she's reached pro status. I wouldn't say that dock-diving is in the near future, but hey, we've got time to work on it!