Thursday, 6 August 2009

Jana takes the plunge

Jana has never been keen on water, paddling in the shallows was the most she could bring herself to do. Obviously nobody had told her that vizslas are supposed to love splashing about in water, she clearly regarded the wet stuff in much the same way as the papillons and they'll do their utmost to walk around a puddle.

That all changed today when she actually swam to retrieve a tennis ball and the fact that she kept going back in makes me think that she must have enjoyed the experience. We've had a spell of quite hot weather and the sea temperature must be higher than normal, this I can vouch for because, when I ventured in for a paddle, my feet didn't go numb within the expected two seconds! I even braved it as far as thigh level. The forecast is for much the same tomorrow so I'm actually thinking of having a swim myself! For those of you living in warmer climes, where blue skies and hot summer days can be relied upon, this may not seem a big deal, but believe me, swimming in the sea in Scotland is not for the faint hearted!

A natural at the doggy paddle


A snorkel might have come in handy here


A real water dog at last


A whole lot of shaking going on........




16 comments:

Amber and Nala said...

CONGRATS Jana!! You are one great water dog! I still haven't attained that status and most likely never will. :) CUTE, CUTE pictures of you!

Kisses,
Nala

Linda said...

It is wonderful your dog gets to swim. We haven't taken ours yet. They are similar to look at.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wilma loves swimming too! It is the moment she comes out of the sea, realises she needs to have a good shake that I run! I have had many a soaking on such occasions! lol!

The Gray Family said...

Lovely pictures and well done Jana.
If you can keep warming up the sea for us coming up next Sunday then that would be great!!!

Jo said...

Oh well done Jana! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the upturned ears when she shakes the water off her. Oh HOW precious. I believe you when you say the Scottish sea is cold... Jana is very brave and a wonderful water dog. I hope this is the beginning of a new practice for her. Enjoy your swim if you manage it. (lol!) (((Hugs))) Jo

jabblog said...

Well done Jana - love the shaking routine!
The water is so clear and clean but mind your toes on the stones if you do venture in. It's years since I swam in the sea and that was more than cold enough in the soft South . . . ;-}

Gayle said...

Your photography and the action shots are outstanding. Jana is a beauty! I have a lab yet to go in the water so there is hope for him yet! :)

Jennifer Wilbur said...

What water is so clear! And I just love it when you capture Jana shaking. As always, great shots!

And yes (in reference to my recent post), that miniature horse definitely had some interesting parts. :P

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

swimmimg is the best - so happy you enjoyed it - the water there looks incredible sorry it is cold - and that is some qualiy shaking going on

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

I LOVE her ears when she shakes off!!!! That is sooooo cute!

karensbrae said...

The water is so clear. Well done Jana!!
xx

Jenny said...

Well done Jana!! we knew you could do it!!

Chris said...

Well done Jana. If you do go for a swim Sue you deserve a medal.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Well done Jana, love the shaking shots..lol

ms toast burner said...

Great photos! :-)

Muirs said...

She looks as though she could almost fly with those ears