Orent is a dog that loves water. We all know that. He's played in baby pools (twice, actually), and he loves the fire hydrant. He even had a blast at the creek, but he didn't really like the water.
So this afternoon, Max and I decided we needed to tire the puppy out, and the best way to do that was to get him to go swimming with us. We ventured to Swarthmore again, because the water's less toxic and there are fewer broken bottles to deal with.
We had a nice walk out to the creek. Orent was so good. It was probably because there was kibble nearby and he didn't want to get too far away from the goodies!
Just past this little waterfall, there was a very calm area for the dog to swim. It was perfect.
At first, Orent wasn't having it. He didn't like swimming in creeks, and even Max wading all the way out to waist deep wasn't enough to convince him.
But then, just like that, he jumped in and SWAM like he'd been doing it forever!
So we had an idea... if Max carried him out into the water, he'd at least have to swim back. And it worked.
He swam back to shore successfully, and then we called it quits with the water adventures.
Orent shook himself off, and then met a new dog friend to play with for a bit.
He even got to try out a new Pippi Longstocking hairstyle while we were there...