Aug 14, 2010

Brave Bandit!

We met up with some friends this morning at the Marymoor off-leash dog park.  Bandit got to hang out with Violet, Jack, and Blue.  Initially, we just couldn't entice Bandit to take to the water, even though he saw our friends' dogs happily frolicking and having a good time.  K and I waded in the water, and as I held our friends' treat bag, Bandit did get in!  No swimming, but he did walk around as fortunately the area we were in was relatively shallow.  This was a big step for Bandit!

Woo hoo, look at me!
Just one of the guys
Jack, Blue, and Violet (they also happen to be siblings from the same litter)
Romping with his friends in the fields


Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Hi Bandit - we see you like the water now? Sometimes it takes a little coaxing. glad you found a way to stay cool!
your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Bella/Dodger/Izzie said...

Great pictures N!! The labs are beautiful dogs. The dog park looks like a great place for dogs to run wild. I like the last picture....the small guy looking up to the big guy....too cute!

Yoda_the_Dog said...

Bandit - swimming is great! Take it easy for a while and you will be swimming like a champ soon!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It looks like lots and lots of fun was had!

Khyra and Khousin Merdie

Emma Rose said...

Hi Bandit,
Those labs make you look pretty small! Were you a bit overwhelmed with the whole thing? I think you did great in the water. Pretty soon you will swim like you were born to it!

Emma Rose

Wyatt said...

You look like an official member of the Labrador club now!!
It's a great day to discover the joy of swimming!!


Priscilla said...

Bandit and the big boys!
Wow! I love it!
They are so....masculine!
Gorgeous labs there :) And Bandit is so brave wading into the water!!
I know the feeling when your dog suddenly decides to join the fun! It's great isn't it?

George the Lad said...

Bandit you look so small up against them Labs!! well done on the paddling.
See Yea George xxx

RYKER said...

Yeah! You go Bandit! That's how it starts, next thing you know you'll be swimming across the lake!

The Thundering Herd said...

Way to go Bandit. Not that we care much for water either (ok, except for Cheoah).

Reena said...

well that looks like a pretty awesome dog park!

Good for you Bandit for getting in the water :)