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Old 11-16-2012, 07:43 AM   #1
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She fell in the pool!

Gucci fell in the pool on Tuesday morning, first time ever! She will be 6 in January and I am posting this for those who have pools and *think* their dog is trained to stay away (like me) I think what happened was her top knot fell out during the night and when my husband took her out to pee at 6:30, she just couldn't see and fell in the pool. He was not outside when it happened but we generally wait around at the door and sometimes start coffee or tea in the kitchen (we let her out the kitchen sliding door) and he saw the pool waves and ran out there and got her out.

When he woke me up by telling me she fell in the pool, my heart dropped and I was in a total adrenaline fear state until I realized she was okay, but even then, I was rattled...

NOt 30 minutes later, my son drives his car into a tree and totals it on his way to school What an awful, awful day Tuesday was. (he is okay, apparently the power steering quit working or the car cut off, we aren't sure but he said the steering wheel locked completely up and he couldn't move it, shifting into 2nd gear and accelerating during a turn...manual tranny)

But I guess back to my original scare, I never in a million years thought she'd fall in, she would cautiously sniff at the pool, but stay a foot or so back and stretch in to sniff the pool, so just becasue you have a grown up dog, that's not a guarantee of anything.

I'm just grateful she's okay and am looking forward to closing the pool this weekend.

Kara
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:12 AM   #2
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Poor Gucci!! That must have been a shock to her (a freezing cold one at that)! I'm very sorry to hear about your son, but thankfully he's ok.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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That was a really bad day...actually it was a pretty good day...two catastrophes, and everyone's fine! Thank God!
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #4
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So sorry to hear about your son and Gucci! I'm glad they are both ok. Pools always worry me and its a good reminder and warning to people who have them.

My clients little old dog fell in his pool last year. Unfortunately, the outcome was not good. She was old and they think sleepy when she fell in
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:48 AM   #5
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sorry for your bad day . The scary thing about pools is that even if the dog can swim, they cant' get out of a lot of pools, and if no one can pull them out ,they can get exhausted and drown. There are adaptations you can use and then train them on how to get out.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:49 AM   #6
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So scary, Kara! Thank goodness she got out quickly. I'm glad to hear your son is okay, too - that must have scared him half to death, too!
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:50 AM   #7
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Soooo glad Gucci is okay!!!! Lots of hugs.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:56 AM   #8
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That is scary!!! It is good they both are fine, I guess you had trouble sleeping after that. This is the first time in my life we do not have a pool, it is also the first time I am not paranoid about a dog or child falling in and getting hurt while I was not around. We always have had a special dog ramp, in the old days they were costly and were part of the pool, today you can buy plastic ones that are not hughly expense. Two of my dogs dock dive so I do not take them to the ML's house anymore...they have a dock on a lake and my girls will just jump in, there is no way to get them out without going in Yuck!

I hope your son is not traumatized from his ordeal and Gucci stays away from the pool.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:34 AM   #9
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Wow, what a rough day . The good news is they are both OK. We bought a pool cover the dogs can walk on (and they do). In the summer, we actually put them in the pool on really hot days (our pool is peroxide, not chlorine). Buzzy hates it, but we walk a few feet out and make sure he "swims" back. He can swim, he just hates it. I know that if he ever falls in, he knows how to get out. We will do the same with Oscar and show him the steps to slowly acclimate him in and teach him how to swim back in case he ever falls in (it take just a second to happen). We did this with my Bichons growing up- and one day my sister was running around the pool with them, tripped over one and he went flying in to the pool- it was nighttime and it was chilly (just before the pool was getting closed). She was a teenager and froze. The dog sunk to the bottom of the deep end, then realized what happened and swam to the shallow end. By that time my sister got it together and was able to get him. Scary, but teaching them really helped.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:35 AM   #10
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Awww, poor Gucci. Glad she's all right. How scary. Glad your son is ok too.
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