The spring quickly slipped away… a job was found, and regular adult life had to carry on. She still forced me to get out into the outdoors more than I would have normally, which I’m grateful for, and continue to be. But things had to find a new pace.
With a hot summer, there were many “water adventures.” She grew up swimming in rivers, and I do believe that part of the reason she is such a strong swimmer today is due to that. She loves it.. so long as water isn’t for a bath, she loves it. And to be honest there were times where I think she just simply loved to swim. I was able to wade out into the river, until it was deep enough that she was forced to swim. I would fish from the middle of the river.. and she would swim next to me in the current and swim off for the random bugs , leaves, stick, or anything that caught her eye… this included my fish when i caught them, and my line where it dipped into the water.. once resulting in snapping my line, but otherwise it worked out well. A half hour of that when she was about 6 months old would have her nice and mellow for the day.
To this day I struggle to keep her out of the water/rivers when it’s the dead of winter even. She can’t hardly stop herself from going in after a leaf, or going in to check for water bugs. So long as there isn’t ice, I usually just let her. I figure it’ll only burn off more energy.
Anyway, I shall stop typing, and get to some pics..
I have many more water photos.. but I shall post some another time. For now it’s time for bed.. Stay tuned.. as always, more the come.