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Today I was going to tell you the story of how I (might have) really embarrassed myself while in Santa Barbara last weekend, but an illness has come up in our house and distracted me. I've been busy playing nurse and sneaking medication into food and things like that.
It seems there's always something going on at our house. Right now one of our family members has been sidelined with swimmer's ear and it's creating all sorts of problems.
He's been spending too much time in our pool and even though I warned him, he keeps insisting on diving in.
Every dive immerses him underwater and the result is a bad case of swimmer's ear. Our Golden Retriever, however, thinks he can fly and loves to practice.
For a four legged creature, he does pretty well in the flying department.
Well, until he lands and his flight becomes a dive.
While we were in Santa Barbara last weekend we boarded the dogs with our vet. The vet said there's been far too much of this going on lately:
It would be okay if he'd keep his head above water, but he loves to dive into the pool. Since we can't stop him from diving, the vet says we need to ground him from the pool until he recovers from swimmer's ear.
He took the news hard.
He feels like we're punishing him and can't understand what he's done wrong.
Your kidding yourself if you don't believe animals can pout.
It's been so beautiful lately, it's been really hard to keep him out of the water.
I came back from errands yesterday and he'd managed to sneak in a quick swim while I was gone. I caught him red-handed coming out of the pool.
I made him get out of the water and come in the house for the afternoon.
He didn't stop smiling for the rest of the day.
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