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 Post subject: Gromit's vacation
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 12:10 pm 
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We just got back from vacation in Tennessee, where Gromit enjoyed riding on the boat and swimming. She also became a "seeing eye dog" for my brother in law's blind beagle, Lady. Lady used to love swimming and fetching sticks thrown in the water, but has not been able to fetch since she's been blind (4 years). But she heard Gromit swimming and fetching sticks, and by following Gromit's splashing and her scent, Lady started swimming after Gromit. It was REALLY neat to watch. Here are some pictures of them in the lake, and also a link to a video of Lady swimming with Gromit.

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 Post subject: Re: Gromit's vacation
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 12:30 pm 
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That's a cool story. Glad you had fun and made such a difference in Lady's life.

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 Post subject: Re: Gromit's vacation
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What a neat video. Lady sure looks happy to follow Gromit.

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 Post subject: Re: Gromit's vacation
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We loved the video. Vivi started barking at Gromit. So cute! As the Mum to a special needs dog, it's fab to see such interaction. :joy

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 Post subject: Re: Gromit's vacation
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ginnym wrote:
We loved the video. Vivi started barking at Gromit. So cute! As the Mum to a special needs dog, it's fab to see such interaction. :joy


Even as a puppy, Gromit was always extremely careful and gentle around Lady. It's as though she sensed, on some level, that Lady deserved special behavior.

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 Post subject: Re: Gromit's vacation
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Darra where were you and Gromit vacationing in TN? I was just there the end of April to see my mom. Buddy enjoyed a swim in the Tennessee river while we were there. I love the combination of the beagle and cocker (since that's what I have). It's so nice to see the interaction, it's just proof how wrong people are when they say dogs are dumb animals. :roll

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 Post subject: Re: Gromit's vacation
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Nicole S wrote:
Darra where were you and Gromit vacationing in TN? I was just there the end of April to see my mom. Buddy enjoyed a swim in the Tennessee river while we were there.:roll


We were on Watts Bar Lake near Spring City. We have a vacation home on the lake there.

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 Post subject: Re: Gromit's vacation
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good job Gromit helping Lady enjoy some time in the water again.
Heart warming :love

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