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Pay back or Dogs just wanna have fun

The family was taking their first vacation since oldest daughter, Michelle had learned to drive. We were at Warm Lake in Idaho. We'd rented a cabin for the three-day weekend. The girls were making plans to swim in the lake. Mike and I had scouted out the walking trails and were looking forward to many walks with our guides - Weeko and Dodger. Of course we didn't think about the plans the dogs might have had.

Heidi got a book and made herself comfortable near the lake to read. Michelle, Mike, Dodger (Mike's guide dog) Weeko (my guide dog) and I decided we would see how far around the lake we could walk. The sand was slippery under my feet. The path had become narrow and we were pretty close to the edge of the lake. I was careful not to slide in. Mike was way ahead of us. Michelle had Weeko on a leash. Suddenly


Weeko had jumped into the lake. She swam around ignoring Michelle's calls of "come, Weeko Come." I joined in and Weeko came racing ashore. When she hit sand she rolled over and over thoroughly coating her wet self.

I wish I could put down in words Michelle's heartfelt wails of "no, Weeko, no!" I was laughing so hard. I couldn't discipline Weeko.

You see, Three years before Michelle, Heidi and I had gone to Jamaica to stay with my sick mother for a summer. On the way to Kingston from Montego Bay, We'd stopped near a beach. My then 11-year-old daughter disobeyed me and got wet. She started with her toes, then her knees and finally "fell" in.

She was wet and sandy. We had to search for an outdoor shower to wash her off because there was no way she could travel the rest of the way to Kingston in the condition she was. So Weeko was just paying her back. I told her she couldn't bring the wet dirty dog into the cabin. So she had to sit outside drying and brushing, and drying and brushing.

Man, oh man, didn’t I laugh that day.

Pay back is so sweet!!!!

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Nov. 14th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
LOL I laughed so hard when I read this post!
Nov. 14th, 2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
This made me laugh. What a silly dog.
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