Today my family rented a pontoon boat at Fontana Lake. This lake was created when Fontana Dam was built. The view was great.
We always spend part of the time dragging people on the inner tube.
Jenny and Molly could not wait to jump into the water. When we were walking down the dock, Jenny was pulling hard against her leash, and Molly was excited as well. It was as if the sight of the water awakened a primal urge in their nature as labs.
Their life jackets were great. They kept the dogs afloat in case they became tired, and the handles allowed my brother-in-law to lift them back into the boat. They often asked to get back into the boat and then jumped back in soon after. I wondered if they wanted to get back into the boat just so that they could jump back into the water.
They enjoyed fetching their toy in the water and just swimming. Jenny was also very protective. She was often worried when she saw someone else in the water and wanted to make sure they were okay.
Here Jenny is swimming with me. The water is probably well over 100 feet deep here, maybe 200 feet deep.
I swam in the water several times during this ride. Sometimes I enjoyed just floating and enjoying the view. The last time I was too tired to swim against the current back to the boat. While I waited for my brother-in-law to bring the boat to me Jenny swam out to check on me.
I expected the dogs to be exhausted after this, but they only took a brief nap. Later while I wrote this post they were resting on the deck. They were not sleeping, but they did look tired.
Swimming is a great workout, and I was exhausted when I went to bed.