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Native Californian, biologist, wildlife conservation consultant, retired Smithsonian scientist, father of two daughters, grandfather of 4 small primates. INTJ. Believes nature is infinitely more interesting than shopping malls. Born 100 years too late.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Fred's first swim

Fred avoided water until he was 6 months old. 

Then he started to run and play in shallow water. 

At 8 months he took his first swim.

Now he's a water dog. 


Cougarmagic said...

I hope that I'm a good enough person to come back as Fred in my next life!

Jayla said...

A water dog...with infected ears.

Camera Trap Codger said...

Yep, he got a case of stinky ear, but now he's on medication and really missing his flume swims.

Beverly said...

I don't think I've ever seen a dog run up the bank (even a few steps) before jumping in to let the water carry him intersect with his prize. Or use a foot to push off the side, either.

Awwwwwwww...what a smart puppy!

Camera Trap Codger said...

I'm beaming with pride,

Darren Courtney said...

Yay! Fred is growing up!