Yesterday was a hot (90 degree), sunny day so we decided a trip to the lake would be fun. Morgan stayed home because she's showing her age and these trip tire her. Samba stayed home because she still has stitches in her foot. So we took Norma Jean, Tess and Noah.
The big question was, would Norma Jean remember how to swim out and retrieve the toys or without Morgan and Samba there to provide an example, would she forget. And, if she remembered, could she teach Tess and Noah?
We met Splash and Gracie and headed for the swimming cove.
Once we arrived, everybody was ready to get wet.
Splash and Gracie like to create a splash by jumping off the boat. My guys are still learners and wear vests to give them support and confidence.
This looked promising.
Nora Jean remembered what she was supposed to do and set a good example for the others.
Noah caught on quickly.
Tess never did retrieve the toys, but she showed that she could swim with the others.
Splash and Grace are tireless.
We did lots of swimming together.
One of the toys floated under the boat and Rob swam back to rescue it. The girls were keeping a close eye on him.
Then it was time for a break and some lunch.
After lunch everyone was ready to swim some more.
Splash led the way.
Noah decided that he was finished for the day and settled down on the boat.
We decided that Norma Jean was so confident now, we'd remove her vest and see how she did without it.
Obviously, she does great without the vest. She's just as confident swimming naked as wearing the vest.
Tess still needs the help of her vest, but she's doing very well.
Finally, it was time to come aboard and have a snack before heading home.
My two fish puppies, Grace and Norma Jean were sorry to leave the lake, but there will be other days to swim.