Doggie Swim at Del Mar Park is one of my favorite end of summer rituals. Today was the last day of the season for the outdoor pool and the only way to gain admission was to bring your dog! Never one to do things halfway, I brought both my girls, plus my kids, my best friend, and my best friend's family, both human and canine. This is fifteen and a half year old Abbie pondering the depths of the lap pool.
Rasko (my friends' dog)and Maggie (my other dog) are far less intellectual. They don't stop and ponder anything. They are just happy to be out and about.
I love both my dogs, but Abbie really is the best dog ever. Here's hoping she'll still be around for Doggie Swim 2010.
Here they are enjoying the big, grassy picnic area
and wading in the kiddie pool.
My son, Ryan, and Maggie in the kiddie pool.
Of course, the really cool dogs and their owners were hanging out in the big pool.