Our weather gave us a few days of more amiable conditions and so that, together with Carol’s ability to walk further, made us decide to take Ray downtown and then loop back via the lakeside trail. Everything worked out really well and, once we were on the trail, Ray became very excited and started pulling towards the water!
He has been in the lake a number of times in the past, but has always displayed reservations when the water touches his stomach. On this particular day the waves were a little higher than usual, but that did not stop his enthusiasm! Unfortunately, we did not have Ray’s “long leash” with us and, given that he had to remain attached to a leash (our local Law and Ray’s questionable deep water ability), some fast decisions had to be made.
It became immediately obvious that for Ray to chase and catch waves, while being limited by 6 feet of leash, dictated me wading in with him!
He had so much fun charging in to bite a wave, and then rushing out.
It was unfortunate that due to the leash limitations, and his overall exuberance, he was constantly his maximum distance with a tight leash. Regardless, he had a lot of fun and happily trotted home alongside me… while I “squelched” with every step I took!