Swimming is for the dogs

These warm sunny days should not be wasted. We said the “w” word sending Sidney into a flurry of excitement. After lots of dashing up and down the hallway, we grabbed her leash and set off for a walk in Sibbald’s Point Provincial Park. Sidney knows the way. She sits quietly in the back of the van, watching every turn, until we get to Black River Road. We can hear her soft whimper escalate into pure yowls of anticipation. She knows we are almost at her favorite place. She loves to run and this park has plenty of grassy fields. She bounds from the car and dashes off as if being chased by a bear. After a few minutes of running in circles, she invites us to play with her. Not content with just a ball, or even a small stick, Sidney found a very large branch.

Sidney wants to play with a large stick

She runs around with it hanging from her mouth and we have to play “dodge the branch” with her, if we take our eyes off her for a moment, she runs beside us and whacks us with her stick.

She runs around and if we are not watching, we will get whacked behind the knee.

She likes us to throw the stick. When we are at home in the yard, she will drop a ball or a frisbee at our feet but will not give it to us when we are at the park. We have to wrestle her for it.

The park is on Lake Simcoe. The wind whipped up the lake and it was very rough.

The lake is very rough today.

Sidney also loves to swim. She does not appreciate the waves however. In fact, I think she was a bit afraid at first but playing took her mind off the waves and the freezing cold water.

The waves crashed over Sidney's head.

Chasing a stick into the water.

Did anybody bring a towel?

The sun warmed us again once we were off the beach. I could not resist taking a few pictures before we headed home.

Great day for wind surfing.


One response to “Swimming is for the dogs

  1. Wonderful photos, Maggie! Dogs are such wonderful companions . . . reminding us to BE HERE NOW!

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