As you can see, the ball he left behind, but he was exploring... in the water.... It took a little enticing, but he started to warm up to it - or at least lose himself in the playing.Every time he got the ball, he would come out immediately - tail wagging!So I'd stay on shore to throw the ball in (there are advantages to also being behind the camera!), and James got in the water to entice more, encourage and just help all around. And here was Shadow's first time swimming!!!! He repeated it a few times that day - doesn't he look proud?!? There was really an ulterior motive in making sure he realized he could swim. Greenville Rec has a water park as one of the county parks. At the end of the season, they open it up to dogs. It's called Waggin and the Waterpark. You can check out the Greenville News photos at:
Shadow starts by checking out the water. He was in overload - There were easily 100 dogs there the hour that they allowed the large dogs in.