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My little salty sea dog!

Just got home from my vacation. Me and the 2 dogs hit 4 different places on a huge road trip and clocked over 2000km on the car. First we visited my parents in Saint John New Brunswick. Several of my distant relatives were visiting as well. Then we were off to Halifax Nova Scotia to visit my sister and her family. Her 2 year old and 5 year old daugters love little Gemma and she loves them right back. We got to see the tall ships that were in town and even a few pirates. AFter that we were off to Cape Breton to visit a friend and her little Westie dog. This is where Miss Gemma learned to swim. Within a few days she was diving into the water retrieving sticks. We stayed a few days in a cottage on the beautiful Bra D'Or lake (the largest salt water lake in Canada). Gemma had more chances to run and swim in the salt water. She floated higher in the saltwater which gave her more confidence in the water. Then it was the long car drive home.

My little pup only had 1 potty accident the whole time which is amazing with lots of new places and new people. She did great in the car and was exhausted when we got home last night.
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and here is a short video. Not sure if this will work; first time I"ve uploaded a video on youtube.
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Fun times! We love pictures around here. Thanks for sharing.

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Look at her go! I wish Kodi liked to swim. He loves playing in the shallows, but is afraid if his feet can't touch the bottom.

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Aww, I love it! What a great vacation, they look like they had fun.

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What an incredible adventure you all had!! Looks like you have a natural born swimmer! The only water Whimsy ever sees is when she takes a bath.
Love your video. Bet you are all glad to be home.

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Sounds like you had a great time! How was everyone in the car? How often did you need to stop for potty breaks? That's so cute that Gemma likes the water. We go to the beach but Timmy isn't allowed on the beach, at least during "the season." I love the beach in September and October when I'm able to let him run on the beach, he's never taken to the water though. If we have as mild a winter as last year's I might be able to have him on the beach in December.

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My two are great in the car. The labradoodle just sits looking out the window and my havanese just curls up and goes to sleep the moment the car starts moving. I had blankets on the back seat and that was the "dog zone". Stopped every 2-3 hours for potty breaks. Also, made sure the dogs got a good brisk walk before any long car ride so they would be good and tired.
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Fun pictures and video, my guys like the water, the Lhasa never has...I think it's the short nose. Looks like you all had a good time.

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How cute! That so wouldn't be Brody...he walks around puddles and I'm sure he thinks water is evil. ha ha

My brother lives in Nova Scotia, but I never get there since it's the other end of the country, plus he's not particularly hospitable. It's beautiful country though.

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