Today we went to the park, and I have been trying to get Sunny used to the water since we LOVE to canoe and swim and all of that, so it would be that much more fun if Sunny was into it. I took along a tennis ball (one of the cheapest, most adored dog toys Sunny has) to toss into the shallows of the creek, for him to play fetch with. All was well and he was having a blast so I decided to take it a step further. I tossed the ball a little further, just to where his feet wouldn't touch. You should have seen the look on his face when all he caught with his feet was water! First a bit of fright and then sheer bliss when he figured out that he knew how to swim. The little goofball IGNORED his ball and went swimming further and further out. Well, the current isn't too strong but I guess it is stronger then a 17lb puppy, and he began to drift downstream. At the time it was a bit scary but now looking back at it, it was really funny to see the look of determination on his face as he tried to swim back to where he had been. He made it to the other side of the creek and stayed there until I waded through (the water was up past my knees so I got a little wetter then planned ) and clipped on his leash. The trip back was much easier since he didn't have to fight the current and could just concentrate on peddling those little puppy legs as fast as he could. It was so much fun and he had such a good time he would have went back for more had it not been time to leave. I just thought I would share. It was so fun to see him experience something new and enjoyable.