Sunday, May 29, 2011

Jet Learns to Swim

A few weeks ago, we went for a hike in Eagle River -- along the North Fork.  This is part of Chugach State Park, which has countless trails and facilities.  The hike is an easy one (thank goodness!) and it was new territory for Jet.  He was so excited when we reached the river.


At first, he simply waded in, but quickly got bored with that.  Against my advice, Rick let him off the leash and Jet made a mad leap into the water.  To the surprise of all of us, it was way deeper than it looked and Jet immediately sunk!  How was he to know what the water would be like?  I thought he was a goner, but he quickly surfaced and started paddling like crazy, making his way to the shore.  Once I regained my composure, I hugged and kissed the wet monster, so happy that he was still alive.

All he wanted to do was dive in again, but I forbade it.  Enough was enough and parts of the river were moving swiftly.  I was afraid he would carried away by the current.  It's been known to happen and I wasn't taking any more chances.

7 comments:

Pricilla said...

So, not a water dog eh?
Glad he is OK!

LaVerne said...

What a gorgeous pic! Love those mountains in the distance. Dogs, as well as humans, learn their lessons the hard way! :-)

Ina in Alaska said...

Glad it turned out ok! We cannot have Jet getting swept away can we!! He is beautiful!

Diane said...

He's so gorgeous! He's an adventurous little guy! Have a great Memorial Day!

shari said...

If he wanted to go back in, that's a great sign. It's tough having a dog that's afraid of the water. Next time, if you can take him to a pond or lake, then you won't have to worry about currents, and you can let him have his fun!

Yay for Jet!!

Brandi said...

Silly puppy! Glad he's okay!

Minna said...

Saffron (Jet's sister) is learning slowly how to swim. She loves the water as long as she can feel the earth under her feet still. Sometimes she will end up deeper and is quick to come back to shore.