Today was GORGEOUS! It was 72°F even at 6:30pm.. The sun shone, it was warm and perfect for a play date. I invited my friend over with her greyhounds and we had a fantastic time. A fantastic time that is until her foster Candy decided to take a flying leap into the pond from a dead sprint. Now if she was a lab no one would bat an eye, but she’s not. She’s a right off the track racing greyhound. They have next to no fat on their bodies and are solid muscle. Having said that, muscle weighs more than fat and fat floats, muscle does not. Labs swim… greyhounds do not! She made it way out into the pond with her flying leap, puttered and sputtered a few strokes and started to drown. My friend panics and starts screaming Candy, Candy! So I spring into action with out thinking and dive in to save the dog. HOLY HELL that water was COLD! It was nice today, but it hasn’t been for ohhh six months and that pond is freezing. Great to swim in if you are a lab or a saint with the proper “attire” but as a human with NO fur.. OMG it is COLD! I wasn’t just wet, I was SOAKED. My wellies had several inches of water in them! Thank goodness I have an extra pair so I could take a quick hot shower and go back out to continue playing.
Lucky Candy – she’s just lucky I put my Canon camera on the chair before I dove in!