We were invited to our friends' house for an impromptu lunch on Saturday, so we went over with Hawk. I think my friend Marty might have unfriended me if I did not bring Hawk along. They have 3 adult dogs of their own (1 of which was our first guide dog dropout, Buddy) and 2 cats, along the cats make themselves very scarce when unfamiliar dogs and people are visiting.
To Hawk's great pleasure, they had a pool all freshly filled and it was a hot day. Their pool is bigger than a kiddie pool, so Hawk made several trips around it and watched the big dogs climb in and out before he attempted it. Then, he did his signature move of one big leap, and in he went. He was just tall enough to touch bottom, but a week ago he probably could have swam in it without a problem. He got the bigger, older dogs to play with him for short spurts. By the time we sat down for lunch, he was completely tuckered out, much to the other dogs' delight.
Thank you Marty and John for a great lunch and great company!