Since almost any summer day is a hot day as far as Brutus is concerned, so I thought a pool would be a great way to cool off. I put some water in it for the first time last week, thinking he'd get the idea & hop right in. Not.
The part Brutus liked best was barking at the hose & taking a drink out of what he saw as a very large water bowl. Duncan, my old JR, loved to swim in his younger days & hopped right in after not having seen water for a few years. Even with only an inch or two of water & Duncan's demonstration, it took me 10-15 minutes to convince Brutus that he was supposed to jump in. Maybe he thought it was an outdoor version of a bath, as he isn't fond of that activity either.
We've heard that Frenchies aren't good swimmers - but they make usually make great waders & splashers! After I threw a few treats in (they sunk) Brutus finally got in splashed around a little in order to get the sunken treasures. I don't think swimming will be on his "top 10" list in near future, but I hope that eventually he'll learn that it's a "cool" idea!
What's this?? Looks suspicious...
A green snake! And it's spitting water!!
Cue barking frenzy...
I know I'm a thirsty boy, but why do we need such a big water bowl out here?
Duncan : Outta my way, kid... Let me show you how it's done!
OK, OK - I'm in. Remind me - what was it about this that I'm supposed to enjoy?
Oh - bobbing for treats! Now there's something I can get into!
PS - I just re-titled this blog, have to give credit to Bonnie (of ScrapsofMe) for such clever thinking!! Thanks for your comment :)