Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Twin Cities, St. Paul, MN
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Barney's not a good skater!
Hi to all,
Our Barney decided to check out the lake we live next to this morning and although our temps up here in MN have remained warm enough that our lake is not frozen yet...some ice had formed from the side out about 4 feet. He acts like he has never been taught any commands at all and since he is such a fearful and cautious resuce, the rescue volunteer had suggested waiting a bit before I began anything but giving him lots of love...soooooo, he began walking out on the ice, did not pay me any mind at all and as I turned my back on him to get him to follow me back to the house, he fell in! I climbed over the rocks along the edge of the yard, and waded into the VERY COLD lake up to my thighs and grabbed him by the scruff of his neck (he was clawing like crazy to get out of that very cold water and the look of terror was in those gorgeous black eyes)...dried him off and then myself and thanked the good Lord that I was able to reach him quickly...so - leashed it will be till spring when we can either build a fenced play yard for him or reactivate the invisible fencing that we used with our goldens. I am hoping I can give him enough exercise indoors after we get down to our normal cold and snowy temps. Any suggetions?