Charlie Learns to Swim!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Do you ever have any moments where you are so ridiculously proud of your pet that for a second you forget it's a fur baby you're cheering on, not an actual baby? Yep, that was me this weekend.

We took Charlie on his second trip to the dog beach. The first time Steve took him (without me) Charlie had a "What the...?!" moment when he got anywhere near the water. Running free on the beach was pure bliss, but actually go out into the water? No way.

When we arrived on Friday morning, there were already quite a few dogs there. As soon as Charlie was off of his leash, he took off. Let me tell you, all of that wide open space and dogs running around is terrifying at first. Charlie did his laps around the sand trying to start up a game of chase, but we finally grabbed him and coaxed him out into the water with us. He was not a fan.

I tossed his tennis ball and Steve encouraged him out into deeper water. Eventually, when his feet couldn't touch the ground, he started a little doggy paddle! It was seriously too cute. We spent the rest of our time playing fetch in the water and getting Charlie to swim further out. By the end he seemed really at home in the water.

Check out the pup in action:

I couldn't have been a prouder fur baby parent!


Amanda @ Bits & Pieces said...

Aww, yay! I know the feeling, I'm a very proud fur-baby Mom as well. The blog is riddled with Ries videos/photos of her "shining" moments, haha! Too cute!

BigAppleNosh said...

Awwwwwwwww!! Go Charlie! :)

Layla said...

Awww! He's so cute!

Katie said...

Yay Charlie! That is so cute. Lucia is still "meh" about swimming...I wish I could fix that!

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