Aww hahaha these stories are great :) I could go on forever talking about
my dog. I too have a black lab named Sage; she's a 5 year old 85lb baby. We adopted her last year in Iowa and she had never been to the beach and this year we moved back to Florida... needless to say, she LOVES the water!! I have some videos of her fetching her frisbee in the ocean, I'll have to get the links later and post them here. She likes the dog park too- we didn't have any where I lived in Iowa so we like to take her to the one here a lot... They have this watering area with a hose and a bucket filled with water... And of course the area around the bucket is just all mud. Well I was trying to get her to drink and she started bending like she was going to, but instead she laid flat in the mud, kicked her back legs out, and started digging her front legs in, pulling more mud around her. It was SOOO hilarious but at the same time I was thinking "Oh man, I really should've brought a towel for the car!" Everyone around us was looking at us with this look like "that sucks for them" and David and I were in tears laughing, I couldn't even stop laughing long enough to get her out of the mud, she just looked so content. :D
Oh, I have another funny story that relates to the pool ones..... My parents have a hot tub on their back porch and usually they have a cover on it, and their goofy basset hound thinks she's SO cool because she can jump on top of it and she prances around like "look at me!" It really is quiet amazing that something with such short legs can jump so high. Anyway, one day my dad was in the hot tub and when he got out he forgot to put the cover back on, so she decided she was going to jump on top and instead when plunging into the water. She was so shocked and I couldn't stop laughing, she just paddled to the side with this look on her face like "help! get me out of here!"
I am definitely a dog lover... When I was preparing to move to Florida we were having a difficult time finding an apartment complex that would allow us to have a large dog, and everyone I knew up there said "You should just get rid of her"!!!! Just get rid of her?!? That would be like telling someone they should give their child up for adoption because the apartment they wanted didn't allow kids. It doesn't work that way! I made a commitment to her when I adopted her and I'm so in love with her, I could never abandon her like that. So now we're living in a smaller, more expensive place than we could've been living in, but we have our baby so I'm happy.
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