Sunday, when we went to CHSP, Bentley fell in the lake. He didn’t “go” into the lake to go swimming. He literally “fell” in. My poor Bentley. LOL.
Ducks were flying in as evening approached, presumably to roost in the tall plants in the cove. Does anyone know what the plants are? I was told that the staff member at CHSP that can answer that question is on vacation right now.
Anyway, I digress.... back to the story....
Bentley loves birds. He always has. I think even more so than his human momma. For example, we go to PetSmart and the 1st thing he wants to do is visit the birds. He sits and talks to them for as long as I will let him. While on hikes, he always runs after them - not to chase them, but to be with them. He can never quite figure out why they fly off.
And, more than once, he has taken a leap into the air as if he wants to fly away with them. That's what happened at the lake. The ducks flew and he tried to go with them. Plop. He landed in the lake.
The only problem was that there is a 3-4 foot retaining wall there. It's not apparent in the picture but he couldn't get back up to dry land. I immediately headed that way but by the time I made it to the wall, Nonni had already jumped in the lake 2 or 3 times and was climbing back up the wall each time with no problem because she is so much bigger than Bentley. I honestly think she was trying to show Bentley what to do. Poor little guy. He was giving it his all, but there was just no way he was going to get out of that area without help.
So I laid down on the grass, leaned over the wall and reached as far as I could. I could barely reach Bentley's collar with my fingertips. It was not enough to get him out of the water. He was dog-paddling but I could tell he was about to get frantic. Fortunately he listened to me and tried one more time to climb the wall. The leverage was enough for me to grab his collar with both hands and help him up.
While doing so I realized that Nonni had laid down beside me and was peering over the wall as well. Ahhhh, she's such a good sister. There was no time to get a picture of any of it, but here's a picture I took of the ducks just before Bentley tried to fly.
Nonni and Bentley both enjoyed the whole thing because they got extra treats and baths when we got back to the apartment. :)