Oh they had so much fun! They were to pooped to poop! They both passed out on the ride home, which is pretty unusual because they LOVE going bye-bye.
The one has to wear a life jacket when she is out in deeper water, it's not that she can't swim, it's just that she thrashes around in the water so much that I think she gets confused, so I worry. It's almost like her hind legs don't go as fast as her front
Shockingly enough, the younger pup is so smooth in the water. Swimming is such a good work out for him, he's only 18mos and has the early signs of hip dysplashia (sp). :( So in the summer time, we try to get them to the river 1-2 x a week.
Labs are WONDERFUL pets, they are a part of our family for sure. My baby girl (the black one) knows when there is something wrong with me, she wouldn't leave my side when I had my tooth pulled, it was kind of annoying. Lol. And my go-go (the yellow) is SUPER mellow. He would make a great nursing home pet, any more mellow, that dog would be a door mat. I've had other dogs, but labs have always been my fav, well that and great danes (I'll have a dane one day).
The only draw back that I've seen so far has been the eagerness to retrieve. For a hunter that's great, but my girl is fetch obsessed!!!! She has run herself into heat stroke a few times, so we need to watch her very closely. We can't even take her to the dog park anymore because there is always someone there throwing a ball. She will quickly disown me or my husband and buddy up with a complete stranger just to play fetch.. :roll: What a traitor, I tell ya! Lol