It was just a me and Braydon day - they are pretty rare and I really enjoy them. We decided that Takaya needed some coolness of her own on this hot hot summer day - so we headed for the river. She's almost 10 now, and getting into the car is the biggest challenge, but once she hit the water, she was all puppy again.
Her famous move is to lie down in the cool refreshing river. I think this is because she has the second almost wool layer of fur, and it takes a minute or two to penetrate through to cool her down.
As always, we played a little ball, and as always, she lost the tennis ball we brought. And as always, she now smells, but is much cooler and happier for the adventure.
Braydon hit the pool again today, and I can see him improving all the time. Tonight we are heading out for some family time, looking forward to it.