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Fun in the Sun!

September 3, 2009
Toula enjoying the boat ride with friends

Toula enjoying the boat ride with friends

Yesterday, I decided the dogs and I needed a few hours of relaxing and fun!  So I did what every dog owner in my situation would do: I invited my dogs’ friends and owner over for some lake fun!

Cole Toula Jake Max have fun at Pine Lake

Toula, Jake, Max & Cole having fun at Pine Lake

It was a warm sunny day and the conditions were perfect for beach fun and a boat ride with the dogs.  In total, we had seven dogs on the boat. Every one of the seven dogs is a rescue dog!  Each one has their own level of enjoyment when it comes to water, or lack there of!

The biggest highlight of the day came from Sasha, the white, perky eared, smallest of Border collies on the excursion.  Sasha is a special girl, and not so much because she is deaf, but because of her pure enjoyment of life and perpetual smile.  And most importantly, this is a dog that less than two years ago would have been the instigator of severe dog fights and would not have been able to enjoy the day off lead with the rest of the pack.   Today, however, she is a happy well adjusted dog and loves the company of her dog friends. And her owner couldn’t be happier for Sasha!

Sasha enjoys the water and swims for the first time!

Sasha enjoys the water and swims for the first time!

Perhaps Sasha’s new lease on life is what prompted her to take part in the joy of being part of the pack, or maybe it was peer pressure from her dog friends.  Either way, this 7 year old girl swam for the first time in her life!  On her own, she walked through the water and when the ball was thrown, and the other dogs swam after it, Sasha couldn’t resist, she was off and swimming.  I must say, she swam like a pro and seemed to be very pound of the new hobby.

Sasha loving boat life with her dog friends

Sasha loving boat life with her dog friends

A special thanks to Toula, Cole, Max, Keegan, Annie and Jake for making Sasha’s day a special one and for the wonderful memories I will carry of our day of Fun in the Sun!  And for Sasha’s owners, I’m sure they are still in awe over Sasha swimming!

View Sasha swiming at :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Giz0kETUNsw

Now get out and do something fun with your dog!

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