Yesterday was HOT in Vancouver. We hit a record temperature of 28 deg. C for that day. I felt sorry for Nikita who must have been dying with the drastic temperature change, so Brian and I took her to a park at the end of Byrne Road with access to the Fraser River.
Though Nikita is a lab, at 1-year-old, she had yet to do her first doggie paddle (if you don't count the time that she 'fell' into the lake at Cole and Sig's place and Cole had to save her!). She absolutely LOVES the water, but she would not go any further out then where she could touch the ground! Well, I don't know if it was the heat or the energy that she had pent up all day, but Brian threw a rock beyond her reach yesterday and she just started to doggie paddle out there (even though, of course, she couldn't find the rock)! Everytime after that, she would go out!
It was so cool! Our dog is officially a swimmer and now she can be classified as the infamous subaru seal-dog!