Rufus Can Swim!He didn't know he could until he went into a pond that was deeper than he thought! we're used to paddling around in shallow streams. We have been doing a longer route for our morning walks, SL thinks it will help her shed the few extra pounds that she has put on over winter. What is it with humans and their weight?! The route takes us along the side of a stream that opens out into a small pond. Rufus was ahead of us so we didn't see him go in, we just heard a lot of thrashing around. When SL got there he had a desperate panic look in his eyes and was frantically swimming towards the bank. He reached the bank but fell back in again. SL dropped her backpack, got his lead out, talked to him and thought if she could get his lead on she could pull him out. She didn't need to, he made one more herculean effort and leapt up the bank, soaking SL in the process! she didn't mind though as long as he was safe. He ran around like a thing possessed, leaping up and around, it was like relief on adrenalin. I wonder if he will go in again now that he can swim? I won't, Lurchers aren't generally lovers of water.
We've both been in the wars with injured feet
then me last week. And now Rufus is limping again! It's because we run around so much.
The scenery has been very pretty over the last few weeks, and now
Rufus is fine now, back to his manic self running around playing with his toys!
Hope you have a good weekend