The Moorhead Park District sponsors a 'dog swim' event at the neighborhood wading pools the night before they are drained for the summer. It was a cool evening for swimming, but in a way it was nice, as there weren't as many people there as there might have been otherwise.
Dee Dee - not so much. For one thing, she hates commotion, so just having so many other dogs around made her nervous. I picked her up and put her in the water several times - even pulling her on a leash while she swam, but she just wanted to get to the edge and scramble back up to solid ground. People were incredulous when I told them how she charges into Lake Michigan and lets huge waves swallow her up and absolutely loves it! It's hard to imagine being afraid of a little wading pool after facing the waves of the Great Lakes.