At least for Beacon. Yesterday Andrew and I (Andrew’s off this week using vacation time) took Beacon to do some water fetching.
He can’t wait for the bumper to be thrown. Most of the time he sees where it splashes and doesn’t have a problem swimming to the bumper. But sometimes he looses sight of it and we have to throw a rock near it for him to get back on track, as seen in this video.
He’s so into carrying the bumper that we can hook the leash to it rather than his collar. As we walk along he sounds like some kind of bird. And he also drops the bumper which makes it fly back at us as seen in this video.
On our way back to the car we throw the bumper a few more times. The end of this video shows how Beacon shakes when he comes to shore and then brings the bumper (eventually) to Andrew’s feet for another throw. The camera card filled up before Beacon actually got the bumper completely to Andrew though.
On the way back to the car we passed a couple with a dog and Beacon was making noises because he was cold and still excited from fetching. They asked if it was the dog making the noise or the dog making the bumper make a noise!
We couldn’t leave Haven out so when we got back we took her out to a different spot to hike around. She did go into the river a little bit but she’s too prissy to want to get too cold. She’d rather wander around sniffing. I didn’t take too many photos since by then the light was going away.
There were a lot of trees down in the woods. At one point Andrew was climbing on some of them. Haven likes walking along logs too and was up on one but got “concerned” as Andrew started climbing around more.
Last night both dogs were content and tired. They’re even looking pretty lazy today!