I love being up front and feeling the wind in my face. This year there were even more mosquitoes. Mommie had to keep batting them away from me. Good thing I have such a thick coat so when they would land on me she could swat them away before they could get near my skin to bite me.
Mommie even got me these spiffy new sunglasses so I would not have to squint. It's got Blue's Clues on the side earpieces with some pawprints. And it's in my favorite color, blue! They are perfect for me!
We stopped on an island for lunch and I waded into the water and played with my ball. It was nice and refreshing to get my feet wet but I was careful not to get in too deep coz I did not want to get my head wet. But alas, it was not meant to be. Once we were back in the water our friends who were on another raft kept crashing into the trees on the water's edge. And one time when they were tangled in the trees, our raft also got swept by the current into them. Usually when we get near the edge Mommie tells me to leave the front part of the boat and sit at her feet but this time I did not move fast enough. When our rafts collided, I was thrown overboard. It was a shock to suddenly be under water. Good thing Mommie always keeps ahold of my leash when we are on the raft. So when I fell into the water she had a hold on me and the current did not sweep me away. Mommie was going to jump in after me but she saw me surface and I showed her I could swim back. I swam back to the raft with her guiding me using my harness. And she got on her tummy and bent over the front of the raft to reach for me and bring me back on board. Everyone else was busily keeping the tree branches from hitting them and trying to get out of the trees without tipping the rafts over. At first, they did not know I had fallen overboard. I was so scared but I kept my eyes on Mommie and swam back to her with all my might. She reach down to grab me and at first could not pull me up as I was too heavy so I climbed on her shoulders and soon I was in her arms safe and sound. We were both drenched. And I got a red spot on my belly from all the stress. Sniff! I rested on the raft for a couple of hours getting dried and recovering from the mishap. After that I was ready to enjoy myself again. And today my spot is gone. So all is good. Whew! What an adventure!