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Thursday, May 10, 2007

A Pool for my Labs

No, really, I haven't been slacking on my duties to provide the Lab community with news about the Lab Brats. Okay, maybe I have but I can honestly say that as the weather gets warmer, the Lab Brats demand more attention! Yes, I am going to paw this over to it being my own Labrador Retrievers' fault and they would agree. You see, Dakota and Cheyenne think that the summer is all about them and now that they have their pool, they think they should be in it about every minute of every day!

Yes, we have a pool just for our dogs. It costs us $10.99 at the local hardware store and it will last the entire summer and beyond. No, it is not huge - just the largest hard plastic kiddie pool we could find. Hard plastic with Labs is a must! Their natural tendency to scratch the sides and bottom of the pool make soft plastic and inflatable pools impossible. The hard plastic allows for them to be as rough and tumble on it as much as they want. Which, to say, makes Dakota a very happy pup. She doesn't just scratch at it; she grabs her Cuz toy, drowns it so that it makes a squishy noise and then rolls around in the pool squishing it in her mouth. Then she gets out, rubs her body against the concrete while continue to squish it. Cheyenne, on the other hand, loves to run in and out of the pool as much as she can but doesn't like her ears wet.

Two totally different personalities and one pool to accommodate them both. If only someone made an easy way to dry Labs so that, even when you think they are fully dry, they don't leave huge wet marks from their butts resting against the side of the couch afterwards! *laugh*



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where could I find a little, hard dog pool? I have a lab too and she is in love with water, but she isn't allowed into our pool.

July 17, 2007 8:17 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Hard plastic pools are very easy to find. Our girls got theirs at Ace Hardware Store. We have also seen them at Walmart and other hardware stores as well. Make sure you get the larger one that you can find where your Lab can play in and lay down in comfortably. :)

July 20, 2007 2:39 AM  

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