Since it has been so incredibly hot lately, we have been trying to find fun ways for the dogs to cool off. One thing that we have always loved doing, is taking trips to one of the local dog parks that also has a pond where to the dogs can go swimming! And this past Friday we did just that!
And as you can see, they had a blast!
Axle and Marley (tan dog) love to fetch sticks out of the water! And even little Wally (white dog) got in on the action.
"Come on in guys! The water's great!"
Axle and Marley playing tug of war in the shallow water.
Marley won. Axle tries to be a good sport.
Clover is still a bit unsure about the whole swimming idea. She will go in up to her chest, but that's about it. She leaves the actual swimming to her brother.
Clover taking a break to catch some rays.
Axle likes to try and swim out to the middle of the pond.
Stanley prefers to watch all the shenanigans from the grassy banks.All the dogs had a lot of fun at the pond. I love that they are able to run and play in the water. Its great to be able to take them on a hot day. After we got back home, both the dogs stunk like pond water. So they were given baths. They didn't enjoy their baths as much as they did swimming. But I'm sure it was worth all the fun they had that day!
What do you do to keep your dogs cool in the summer months? Let us know in the comments below! We love learning about you and your dogs!