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.