Bella has been known to be a great swimmer in pools, but she's also quite dangerous in the water. For whatever reason, Bella likes to swim at you instead of on her own or by your side. I don't know what goes on in her mind while she is swimming. Does she think we're drowning and want to save us? Is it a game of tag for her? Is she just psychotic?
The Hubby has never seen Bella go into the pool willingly. When Bella decides that she likes to be in the water, she actually takes a giant leap and does a belly flop in the water. Look how happy and naive The Hubby is in the picture below. He has yet to see the terror that is Bella, Water Dog.
Oh, look at our athletic and fearless dog diving into the water. How adorable!
What a sweetheart. I love her to bits!
Holy crap, Bella! Stop scratching up my body! Ouch! Expletive*
As you can see in the video below, Bella is absolutely set on getting to The Hubby in whatever way possible. She also began nipping at him! Hubby was legitimately scared of her in the water.
So he began jumping in the water and staying under until he was able to get to safety.
Bella jumped in right after him.
Look at that reach and superb timing!
Eventually, Bella actually began fetching a tennis ball in the water instead of going after The Hubby. She has never been much of a ball lover, but that afternoon she decided that she absolutely loved fetching and couldn't get enough. I was so proud of her.
I think we need to get Bella a pool.