Puppies, water, food, and lots of friendly folks...
splash day was great!
No sooner had we entered the doggie play area and let Taxi go than we were enthusiastically greeted by a sopping-wet, sand-encrusted Dakota! He's the same sweet boy as ever. He'd already been playing hard and clearly enjoyed the water. He'd go run around with the big dogs for awhile, then come hang out with us and the Reimers before dashing off again.
The other dogs were bigger and stronger, but Duckie was the fastest!
"Okay, boys, take this game some-
"Catch me if you can!"
Taxi enjoyed goofing off with new buddy Floyd.
By the end of the afternoon, the labs looked like wet labs. Duckie looked a little more like something we'd picked up off the side of the road. His fur was full of sand, grass seeds, and bits of weeds and debris. Puppy raiser Aron helped him into the pool for a little rinse. Just look at the brown cloud that explodes around Duckie in the water!
Well, after a bath and several grooming sessions, we're still getting mats out. Also, Dakota's pretty tenderfooted now -- the combination of wet paws and running on rocks really tears up those pads. But it was worth it for all the fun, and everyone's happy to have their own puppies back again!
"I think I could sleep for at least a week!"