Monday, July 20, 2009

Two Labradors mean double the fun...

No, we haven't gone completely mad and decided to get a baby sister for Cooper (not yet anyway), instead yesterday he had a play-date with a new gal-pal.
Cooper's playtime fun

When Cooper met Libby...
Labradors Cooper and Libby bond
So what does happen when you combine an exuberant fifteen month old yellow Labrador with a much more mellow five year old Lab and add a pool for them to play in? See for yourself as here are the results.

Let the games begin...
Cooper chases Libby around the pool
Cooper hasn't been in a swimming pool since he was a two month old pup.

There's something in there...
Labradors poolside
He's been to the beach and swum in the Pacific Ocean lots since, but this is his second official pool play-date.

Cooper tastes the water...
Cooper tasting the water
Initially a bit skeptical, he was soon crashing into the pool head-first to fetch his toys, although not always delicately. 

Libby ventures in...
Libby ventures into the pool

Cooper plucking up the courage...
Cooper plucks up courage
He's a bit of a follower (like at the beach where he chases other dogs into the surf), so once Libby taught him the ropes he soon found his feet.

Slowly does it pup...
Gently does it pup

And slightly less graceful...
Labrador Cooper bellyflops into the pool

Cooper makes a big splash...
Cooper makes a big splash
So after making some waves, he soon lived up to his true retriever heritage and was a happy water pup.

A more graceful entry...
Cooper pool swimming
Pup Cooper's pool swim

Cooper gets the hang of pool swimming...
Happy water pup
Pup loving the poolNatural water pupPup swim fun

So much fun for pup...
Happy pool pup
As ever Cooper proved he was the true star of the show and totally exhausted himself (and lovely Libby) both in and out of the pool. If only our condo complex allowed dogs in the pool, he'd be a happy bunny.
Cooper and Jason pool pals
As he's so prone to ear infections we made sure to use some 'swimmers ear solution' after all the pool-time fun.
Cooper and Jason pool fun
I'm sure we'll soon be visiting the beach for more ocean swimming, however I suspect Cooper will be asking Santa for a pool on his Christmas wish-list this year... 

2 comments:

Nanc Twop said...

perfect timing on that 'less graceful' shot!

Jason in Hollywood said...

It's one of those classic moments isn't it!

Luckily pup wasn't hurt at all :-)

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