Some dogs just love to run. And then there is our lab, Leo.
We had gone to the beach. It was Leo’s first time in the sand, the cool breeze and the blue waters. Before we realised, he slipped off from his leash and dived straight into the sea! Swimming so far out in deep water that we couldn’t follow him any further. We lost track of him for a moment.
Labradors are natural swimmers and rescuers. That knowledge did little to comfort us. But Leo was having a gala time. Splashing water, grinning wide, he swam back and pawed us as if to say, ‘Dive in guys. The sea is awesome!’
Today Leo is 7 years old. But for every new experience in life, he still gets excited as a small puppy.