October 12, 2016

My son returned to Texas last night.

It’s so hard to say good-bye.

I hate it.

Of course, I fell behind on lots of (boring) stuff while he was here.

It will probably take me a few days to get caught up.

We had fun, but I think Frank (the puppy) had the most fun.

We spent a lot of last weekend in the pool.

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Frank, my Newfoundland puppy, never let up on lifeguard duty.

Fred likes to go in the pool to cool off, but puppy Frank is obsessed with swimming every possible second.

He’s a committed water dog and loves to “rescue” people.

For instance, when he sees someone on a float he swims to them, waits for them to grab onto his fur and brings them back to the beach/ramp/entry of the pool.

He does this over and over, and over again.

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Frank and Fred are the best Newfie pool supervisors!

It was the first time I’ve attempted to swim since my surgeries.

I swam laps for about a half hour, taking my time and not pushing it, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well my arm did.

I was sore which is to be expected after all this time,

But not in pain – !!

Yay!!

4 Responses to “October 12, 2016”

  1. Michelle

    No pain! Yay!! And Fred reminds me a little of my spaniel when we lived very close to water, I’d go swimming, and she would swim out to me, and then climb on me to rescue her!!! So I would leave her home and walk the 500m to swim without her if I didn’t want to carry her back to shore all the time.

    • Suzanne

      My golden used to love to swim also.
      I love having water dogs – so fun!

  2. Sandra

    I’d love to see video of Frank “rescuing” someone! Too adorable!

    • Suzanne

      I have a video, but the lighting isn’t great.
      I’ll look at it again and see if it’s good enough to post.

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