Boomer has now been on the island for nearly two weeks and we’ve been very careful to keep him on dry land. As he hasn’t had all the required shots for a young one just yet, some spots are off limits to keep him healthy for the time being.
For those of you familiar with the Golden Retriever breed, you’ll know these guys are obsessed with water. Every golden we’ve ever owned has taken more pleasure from jumping into the water than anything else in life. So an introduction to an ocean on your doorstep is a tough way forward for this newbie and a temptation that will soon prove to be too powerful to walk away from. So for now, it’s baby steps with Boomer.
Boomer’s first steps on the dock were in actuality not steps at all. He was carried for fear he would jump straight into the water off the dock, which is not the ideal scenario for a ten week old pup.
I do believe the above picture says it all in capturing his initial reaction. He wriggled this way and that to try and break free from my arms. This little guy is a water dog. Now he just has to wait two more weeks before we test out his swimming legs!
More to come tomorrow on The Daily Boomer…