What is she doing in the murky water?
Is she rehearsing a synchronized swimming routine? Doggie aqua-fit?
No, it’s not; it’s a determined border collie trying to retrieve a ball.
I made the mistake of taking her onto the dock and pointing at a popped tennis ball on the bottom of the river. The only problem was it was in about three feet of water; too deep for her to stand and be able to look down without putting her face under the water. This meant that she had to do a dance routine around and around and around and above it … putting her toes down and trying to move it up to her mouth.
Problem is: objects under water are further away than they seem (not to mention her lack of opposable thumbs).
She even once or twice put her whole head under the water — but alas, the ball was farther away than that.
Although she was refusing to give up, I could only let this go on for so long and then …
I had to go in and get it myself. Happy, happy dog. You would have done the same thing, right?