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Winston Learns to Swim?

Monday was a great day for a hike! In our pack we had Winston the Yellow Labrador Retriever, Beckem and Logan the Goldendoodles, Maxie the Bichon / Shih Tzu and Stella Golden Retriever.

Logan and Winston are great friends. They have a very similar energy and love crashing around after one another, playing tug and chase. Beckem hung back a little more that he usually does. I was starting to wonder what was up. Then I realized, I think Beckem is jealous of Logan and Winston’s friendship. Beckem doesn’t enjoy the rough play as much as Logan and Winston. Once they switched from tug to chase, Beckem was excited to join in!

The real fun story of the walk however has to do with a water dog learning to swim. Winston loves standing in the water. I just assumed he knew how to swim (he is a labrador retriever). We made it to the lake for the first time this season. Both Stella and Winston bee-lined for the lake. Stella swam a few laps but Winston seemed to be getting frustrated with the water. He really wanted to be in it. But as soon as his feet started to come off the ground, he’d get nervous and bark at the lake. Stella the Golden Retriever, just kept on swimming. After getting his confidence up Winston decided to go for it. And wouldn’t you know it, he’s an excellent swimmer. Good job Winston!


Today's Adventurers

Location: Ballentree Park, West Vancouver

Distance hiked: 9.4km

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