Danny Bleu’s wet adventure

Danny Bleu

It was a mild Saturday here in the gardens. According to the hounds, that means one thing… some lucky hound is going on an adventure. Danny was pretty excited when he drew the short bone.

What he didn’t expect was swimming lessons. He’s cruising up on his 11th birthday and we just want to make sure he stays strong and healthy.

At first, he clung to the steps for dear life. He was fairly certain that deep water had sharks.

And if he was going to get wet, everybody was going to get wet.

It didn’t take him long to discover that it was quite relaxing in the 92° pool. And, floating was easy and not tiring at all.

And Laurie is so gentle and loving. He’s a sucker for some extra love.

By the end of the lesson, he was swimming on his own with some extra cheering from Lori, the other hydrotherapy teacher and Laurie right by his side for safety.

I love hydrotherapy, I think it is some of the best help for dogs, we’re so lucky to have it in Salem.

And no, I never ever once said that Danny Bleu looked like Wilbur the drowned rat in this photo. Not ever.

10 Replies to “Danny Bleu’s wet adventure”

  1. Oh, Danny Bleu! I just want to drive to Oregon and save you! Right now! That face of yours is one of the most precious things ever! And Blueberry says that blue dogs are extra special and should not be subjected to such indignities ever!

  2. I love it and him! He reminds me so much of Hubert and it looks like he is having a great time. I’m off to cuddle with my blue monkey now 🙂

  3. Poor Danny! I’m glad that he ultimately appreciated the experience. I feel bad that I laughed at the first few pictures, but he has such a sweet hopeless expression. I can’t imagine what was going on in his mind.

  4. Oh my, Danny is such a gorgeous fellow! But I have to admit the look in his eyes in all those photos, made me chuckle. I don’t think he could open them any wider!! He seemed kind of shocked by this turn of events, hehehhee.

  5. hah reminds me of when we tried to teach Barbie to swim – turns out she can do it but she would prefer not to…. she just likes to lie in the water and dip her face in, with all of her feet firmly touching the ground!

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