Toby, the Water Dog

05 August 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Yes, Toby’s a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, but whenever we take him to a lake, he becomes a water dog. That’s because he absolutely loves water and he could spend hours swimming and playing on the beach.

Last year, when we took Toby swimming for the first time, we had reason to believe that he won’t like the water, since he hates when we give him a bath at home, in the bathtub. Toby is terrified by bath time. Every time he cries and tries to jump out of the bathtub. It breaks my heart to see him cry, because that’s the only time he actually cries and looks very scared, and he is behaving this way since he was a tiny puppy.

Toby sad

Not a happy camper after his very first bath

So, with all our bath time experiences in mind, we were a little bit worried that he won’t want to get near the water. Oh, we were so wrong! The very first time he went with his little short legs into lake he loved it. All he wanted to do after that was play in the water. We had a floating toy duck that we kept throwing in the water and he kept going after it every time with a big smile on his face. No matter how tired he would get, he would bring the duck at our feet so we can throw it in the lake. And the story repeated this year as well, at another lake.

Toby swimming

Saving his duck from drowning

We also had him do the “Corgi flop”, as you can see. He didn’t seem too impressed with it though, so he only jumped a couple of times.

corgi flop

Doing the famous "corgi flop"

Needless to say, both years when we came back from our vacation, our Corgi was depressed for a week after, because he missed the water. He doesn’t have any idea yet that we plan on taking him swimming again, very soon.

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