I remember how timid I was first time I ventured into the cold waters of the River Eden in the Borders as a kid – my skinny white knees knocking as I felt for sharp stones cutting into my tender feet while the freezing waters crept up my thighs – so I can well imagine what Loki must have been going through yesterday as he braved the River Earn’s snow melt.
He’s a blue-blooded Flat Coat Retriever with a pedigree as long as your arm for goodness sake – so get in there!
Bred from Newfoundland river dogs and our own Labradors —
he even has webs between his toes and I’m sure he will swim like a fish at some point in the future —
Come on in Dad – it’s your turn now – the water’s lovely!