Everyone says Weimaraners are natural born swimmers… Yeah, False. Grace was not so amazing at it, especially considering her first time in the water was jumping from our boat- all because she was just that excited to be with her dad… And our little Penny baby seems to be following right along in her older sister's footsteps. You see, the first time she finally ventured out into the water, she froze like a deer in headlights… sweet girl. She was neck deep in water and wouldn't budge an inch! Now Birdie (totally fearless & yes… maybe a bit of a natural born swimmer) went straight out to Penny, not once, but twice- trying to coax her back to shore… And that pretty girl absolutely refused to move a muscle- until mama came out to her rescue. So… insert swimming lessons here. And success!! Our friend's pool + a lifevest, and she started paddling!! Here's Birdie on the left and Penny on the right (sans lifejacket). Good girls.
We also took a day trip to Lake Murray. A little more practice & a lot more fun for everyone!
Of course they found the absolute perfect stick… which meant it had to come home with us.
Moral of the story, just because a dog has webbed feet, doesn't mean they will be amazing swimmers. Sometimes they need a little extra help from mom and dad.