Water Baby - Not!
by, 26th July 2008 at 02:44 PM (1982 Views)
This morning Cleo and I went for a walk around the Lough, a pond which is also a bird sanctuary and is a two minute walk from the front door, but lovely to walk around.
Anyway, while we were walking around, we came across a black Lab accompanied by a Blenheim Cavalier! Both were running in and out of the slipway into the pond. Cleo got so excited to see them she ran accross the grass to watch them in the water - remember this is the doggie who HATES water. She was so enthusiastic to see them that she ran right over the curb and landed in the pond. I should mention that it is relatively shallow at the edges.
Well she freaked out! She had no idea what had happened to her and rather than swim around the corner to the slipway where she could have walked out, she tried in vain to climb up the bank and over the curb. Her poor little face was a picture of disgust and panic. I wish I'd had the camera on hand as I think you'd have enjoyed it. The other cav swam over to her, as if to show her how it was done, but our Cleo was not impressed and persisted to try to climb out the side, so I fished her out and took her disgruntled self home.
She was even less impressed when I immediately threw her in the shower as the Lough water isn't all that clean. Anyway, here are some photos of her all cleaned up and in her favourite place, the windowsill!
Looking so regal, you'd never guess the ruffian she actually is!
Please throw my rope ... or the Poohbear.
Thanks for playing with me!