This is what happens when we take THEM to the pier. After the long journey down the very long and historic Tahoe Taverns pier the Sundogs can’t wait to get into the water. This is what happens.Maisie is my leaper. She does not drift into the water she LEAPS into it. Off the metal stairs that lead to the swimming section off the pier. The roped off swimming area is reserved for humans but unless it is the heart of the summer in prime daylight hours the Sundogs TAKE OVER at the swimming section. Leaping affords Maisie a lot of time to get in front of her brothers hence to get to the object she is after FIRST.Once Maisie gets what she is looking for of course she is FIRST to the stairs.Sasha at four months old and her first time at the “stairs” does not want any part of what seems like fun to the big Sundogs. Leaping by herself into the blue-green sea of liquid ice with two or three other giant Sundogs after her does not seem fun.
I’m in the water! Isn’t that enough?
But no matter how hard she tries by putting two feet first in the water Sasha cannot bring herself to plunge in to the sea of liquid ice like her Mom does.So she plunks down at the top of the stairs where she can watch that is going on.Mr Lassen is also staying dry for now. He got his feet wet but since he is not too into competition he used the opportunity while everyone else was swimming to check out the good sniffs….. on the end of the pier by the swimming section. He could watch the swimming scene with Rockin Roy and that was fine with him.
And RARE undivided attention was to be had.While Maisie and Yolo had to get the ball FIRST from the stairs. Sasha stayed far away from the bottom step when Yolo was there.
And got away quickly when Mom was plunging.Lassen finally gets in on the action and so now we have three big wet Sundogs crowding the stairs.When they shake Rockin Roy tries to get away from the shake but not Sasha.Sasha has to play the “I BITE YOUR LEG” game while they aren’t even finished shaking off yet.It is time to dry off on the pier now. No more fun “on the stairs”.Sasha seems a little more at ease now with Mom and Yolo at her side NOT on dry land but at least on the pier. They can all survey the lake and bird situation from here and stop the silly plunging into liquid ice even if there is that retrieving thing going on.Rockin Roy calls and in no time the Sundogs sprint to the call. It must be time to go home, finish drying off and hit the couches.Leashing up for the walk down the pier away from the swimming section is OK since we got a bit tired out. Even if we don’t want to admit it.
Adios Amigo’s…until next time.