It was a lovely Friday afternoon at Lake Leman. I let the dogs off leash in an area where they wouldn't bother anyone. Juno went down shore a bit to sniff out the beach while I watched Loki focus on a duck close to shore. Loki doesn't like water so I knew the duck was safe from him. I searched for my camera to get a shot of him. The dog still digs holes next to the shore to drink the lake water just to avoid going into the lake. How likely would he swim after a duck?
Just as I turned on the camera, Loki pounced into the lake. The look on his face was priceless. Obviously he bottomed out and didn't hit the lake floor.
The duck quacked non-stop, "Get lost dog! You can't even swim! Losah!"
Only inches away from the duck, he was so close to his dream come true. He kept his head above water and swam the clumsiest doggie paddle I ever did see back to shore.
I held down the camera shutter button thinking I took a photo. Instead I took this six-second video of his first swim.
I've had them three years now and still know nothing about dogs.
But at least I know he can swim.
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