Who’s a Water Dawg?

How not to teach a three legged German Shepherd dog how to swim.

If I was meant to swim in water, I would’ve been born with webbed feet, or at least with a Float Coat strapped around me.

But for some reason, my pawrents think that I’ll have a good time if I get my fur soaking wet in ice cold water.

I tried to tell them when we were camped next to a river in Texas, but they wouldn’t buy it. “The water is so warm Wyatt, get in!” The begged me but I wouldn’t do it.

Then, last week we went to a dog park in Fort Collins that has a swimming pond.

There were a lot of crazy dogs there who loved getting in the water. Beats me why they thought it was so fun. But everyone there thought I should get in too.

The humans kept begging me to go in.

Then you know what they did? They took my tennis ball, and threw it in the water. “Go git it, Wyatt!” they yelled. I thought that was pretty mean. There I was, having a good time chasing small dogs with a tennis ball in my mouth, when all of a sudden it was grabbed away from me and I was expected to swim.

Ok, so I got in up to my elbows. And then I got out. My new buddy got mad, and yelled at me to get back in, but no tennis ball was worth it to me.

 Yeah right. I am a Shepherd after all! I was born to patrol water, not get into it and end up looking like that!

Author: wyattraydawg

I am Wyatt Ray Dawg, Tripawd Extraordinaire, and Leg-A-Cy to my hero, Jerry G. Dawg. My pawrents are Jim and Rene, creators of Tripawds.com.

8 thoughts on “Who’s a Water Dawg?”

  1. i’m with you brother!!! i wasn’t born with gills either…i think water and swimming is just a precurser to a bath – no thanks!!


  2. LOL Wyatt! Come on … not even for a tennis ball!?!!

    I’ve gotta say that’s, um, maybe somewhat of an, um, humiliating picture of you cowering in the water.

    Seriously, I’m laughing WITH you not at you. 🙂 You make a fine patrol dog.

    Carmen, Catie and Riley

  3. I’m with you, too, Wyatt! I am not a fan of schwimming… why would anyone want to get wet on purpose, anyway?
    Although I must say you look handsome in that float coat. Maybe you could wear it and NOT go schwimming? 🙂

    PS – Zuzu said she’ll let you know whether she likes schwimming once we go up to the lake. But she has webbed feet, so I think I know what the answer will be…

  4. I’m with you, too, Wyatt!!! I only go as far as my belly…so I can still reach bottom! Stupid pawrents…what is up with them thinking us GSD’s (or GSD mix like me) wants to swim?!?!?! Patroling is what we do bestest…or chase them little dogs…I do that too! You and me…we are a lot alike dude! 🙂


  5. Wyatt,
    Did you remind your pawrents that Texas river nearly killed all of you???!!! It’s called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder!
    Stick to modeling, my friend.

    By the way, I think you need to pick better buddies! That doesn’t look like a friend! Your tongue was so scared it tried to jump out of your mouth! Yikes!


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