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Old 08-24-2013, 12:15 AM   #5921
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Awwww. They do make doggie water wings, but thankfully your furkids won't need them now!

Oh lord, Michigan lake waters are cold!
There's lakes with water that isn't cold?
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:31 AM   #5922
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There's lakes with water that isn't cold?
Yes! Lake of the Woods. End of August. Don't try it in June, there's still ice patches on it.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:41 AM   #5923
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There's lakes with water that isn't cold?
Absolutely Taxy, we go lake Okanagan in BC every year for the August long weekend, this year the lake was somewhere between 21C and 25C. Now mind you that is surface temp. But it's plenty warm for swimming especially on a 30C+ day! ;)
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:52 AM   #5924
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So pleased you had such a good time away Chops, Nice to have you back

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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!
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:12 AM   #5926
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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....................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!
chopper, the visual of the dogs clinging to the dock for dear life had both Himself and me rolling in the aisles, in a manner of speaking. If the doggies need a refresher course on swimming when you go back next time you might want to have a little something handy for the furkids:
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:16 AM   #5927
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That sounds like a cool thing Taxy, where did you find one of those beauties?
If you ladies (or anyone else) want to kill a little time looking at neat, low-tech stuff check out the website for Lehman's Hardware - the shopping mall of the Amish. I could spend hours wandering through their store. And it's only a mere 18 miles from our daughter's place. Dangerous...
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:06 AM   #5928
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If you ladies (or anyone else) want to kill a little time looking at neat, low-tech stuff check out the website for Lehman's Hardware - the shopping mall of the Amish. I could spend hours wandering through their store. And it's only a mere 18 miles from our daughter's place. Dangerous...
Oh dear. You did have to go and give me that link. I bet the quality is better there.
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chopper, the visual of the dogs clinging to the dock for dear life had both Himself and me rolling in the aisles, in a manner of speaking. If the doggies need a refresher course on swimming when you go back next time you might want to have a little something handy for the furkids:
Thanks! I think they get the "hang" of it now!
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Thanks Kylie. It's good to be back. I sure did have some great sweet corn while I was in Michigan!
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