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Old 08-23-2013, 08:55 PM   #5911
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That sure would be great during a hurricane. I'll check on getting one next payday. I hope they have plenty.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:01 PM   #5912
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That sure would be great during a hurricane. I'll check on getting one next payday. I hope they have plenty.
Wait 'til I post a review.
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:16 PM   #5913
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Look forward to your review Taxy
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:47 PM   #5914
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When I lived in Everett, there was an explosion in the electrical sub station directly across the street from my home. We lost our power. I had a small portable TV and watched the reporters doing their job right from my front porch. It was cold out and one of the workers, a woman, was badly burned and was in the hospital. One man died instantly. He was hit directly by the explosion and covered in scalding grease. He left behind a week old son. The TV came in handy. When they reported that the power would be off until the morning, I had to make arrangements for me and my granddaughter for the night. If it weren't for that TV, I would have stayed there all night freezing.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:19 PM   #5915
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Watching my golden retrievers learn to swim! I wish I would have taken a video of it for you all!
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:30 PM   #5916
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Watching my golden retrievers learn to swim! I wish I would have taken a video of it for you all!
They have to learn to swim? I thought all dogs and cats just knew how to swim.
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:53 PM   #5917
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They have to learn to swim? I thought all dogs and cats just knew how to swim.
We went to Michigan on a vacation. My dad lives on a lake, and the dogs went with us to visit him. My male had never been swimming. I was in a kayak, and he was watching from the dock. He decided that he wanted to be with me. I saw him starting to look like he was going to jump, and I didn't think anything of it because I thought as you did- dogs just know how to swim. Well, this one didn't! He jumped off the end of the dock, and went straight down to the bottom of the lake. He floated back to the top, and had a panicked look on his face as he dog paddled to the dock and tried to climb on. He couldn't get up there, so he hung himself on the dock! It is hard to imagine I know, but he was hanging by his front legs- just stuck there! Well, I was able to pluck him off of the dock, and lead him to where he could touch bottom and then he walked out.

About five minutes later, the female did the same thing including hanging herself up to dry on the dock! Unbelievable!

When we plucked her off, she hung herself on the kayak my son was in.
He was able to dump her off and we were able to get her to shore too!

Later, they both were able to walk in and swim, turn in the water and go back to the shore. They did swim a lot after that. They even used their tails as rudders! Too cute!
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:00 AM   #5918
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We went to Michigan on a vacation. My dad lives on a lake, and the dogs went with us to visit him. My male had never been swimming. I was in a kayak, and he was watching from the dock. He decided that he wanted to be with me. I saw him starting to look like he was going to jump, and I didn't think anything of it because I thought as you did- dogs just know how to swim. Well, this one didn't! He jumped off the end of the dock, and went straight down to the bottom of the lake. He floated back to the top, and had a panicked look on his face as he dog paddled to the dock and tried to climb on. He couldn't get up there, so he hung himself on the dock! It is hard to imagine I know, but he was hanging by his front legs- just stuck there! Well, I was able to pluck him off of the dock, and lead him to where he could touch bottom and then he walked out.

About five minutes later, the female did the same thing including hanging herself up to dry on the dock! Unbelievable!

When we plucked her off, she hung herself on the kayak my son was in.
He was able to dump her off and we were able to get her to shore too!

Later, they both were able to walk in and swim, turn in the water and go back to the shore. They did swim a lot after that. They even used their tails as rudders! Too cute!
That's hilarious.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:03 AM   #5919
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Now you know why it makes me smile! Actually at first I was a bit concerned-you know, when I watched my dog go straight down to the bottom of the lake! After it was all said and done, we laughed and laughed!
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:11 AM   #5920
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Now you know why it makes me smile! Actually at first I was a bit concerned-you know, when I watched my dog go straight down to the bottom of the lake! After it was all said and done, we laughed and laughed!
Awwww. They do make doggie water wings, but thankfully your furkids won't need them now!

Oh lord, Michigan lake waters are cold!
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