As much as I love wandering with my dog across frozen lakes, I am happy for the melt that comes with spring. For the first time, I think Shiva is too.
She has never been a water dog. I can’t pretend otherwise. But she surprised me over the weekend by jumping all on her own into the lake at the dog park.
There was no swimming involved, she hasn’t lost her mind. Yet she genuinely seemed to enjoy splashing around in the shallow end, licking rocks and fishing for weeds.
Will this year be the year she jumps off the dock for the first time? I’m excited to find out.