Hearty Welcomes & Salutations! Originally an action-packed travel blog from a globe-trotting Scotsman, An Ache for the Distance has, over the years, slowed down (I post less often), mellowed out (domestic life has found it's way way on here) and become more of an expat/photo blog. Take a look around, leave a comment and share the love if you like something.
Stuart Mathieson, Lübeck, Germany

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Swimming Techniques When You've Got Four Legs

Husky Driftwood at Lago di Fiastra
Last summer we took the puppies swimming at Lago di Fiastra in Italy and discovered that doggy paddles differ.  Taia the husky took to the water like a fish, in fact we didn't even hear a splash when she went in, I simply turned round and some husky-sized, white, fluffy driftwood floated by. Mischa however was a different story. With every stick thrown into the lake, there was a scene reminiscent of a fully clothed Eskimo drowning.  OK, she was moving forward in the water but there were definitely no points for style. I tried giving her some tips but just got this look!

Mischa's reaction to swimming tips.
Mischa, Taia & Sam on Facebook


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bencep said...

Thanks for sharing. Love your dogs!