At least once a week from now on and as long as she’s still with us, our golden retriever Sheba is going to share one thing she does to live life to the fullest. At times when I’m watching her doing something fun, I get this feeling that she knows that her days in this world are winding down, and she is determined to make the most of them. It never fails to bring a smile to my face!
TIP #5: Do what you love!
Sheba loves swimming!
Side tip: Don’t be afraid to ask for more of what you love!
In case you’ve missed Sheba’s previous tips, you can find them through the links below:
- Tip 1 – Don’t be afraid to get dirty!
- Tip 2 – FunTime video!
- Tip 3 – How to get a good night’s sleep!
- Tip 4 – Indulge Your Parents!
Miss Harper Lee says
Harper Lee loves to sniff EVERYTHING on our walks. She walks second, so I’m usually in a bit of a hurry on her walks, and a little hot and miserable by then. I find myself losing patience with her and I have to remind myself that sniffing makes her happy, and we won’t always have our walks. And then we both slow down and enjoy our special time together. I’m so happy to see Sheba enjoying her special swimming time.
Our beagle Kobi was like that when he got older, and I often lost patience too! Eventually I also learned to just let him enjoy himself, even if we didn’t cover much ground sometimes. It was a special time for us too!
Love Sheba’s tips! No water dogs here (to my disappointment), so I love seeing her enjoy her swims.
I can’t believe your dogs don’t love swimming! I guess that just goes to show it’s the individual dog and not the breed. Sheba’s golden brother Moses would go in the water, but he would never swim!
Groovy Goldendoodles says
Sheba and Jaxson have a great deal in common! They both love the water! She’s looking mighty happy there JanK. You’re doing an outstanding job with her!
Thank you, Cathy! It is so much fun to watch her having such a good time, as you know with Jaxson!
2 Brown Dawgs says
Sheba is a good swimmer!
I love this series … Sheba is quite special 🙂
That she is….thank you. ♥
Dolly the Doxie says
Mom needs to follow Sheba’s tips as she’s been in a real funk the last few days. Like Sheba her favorite thing to do is swim, not only did she miss the last week of outdoor swims for the summer her indoor swims are questionable now. Love Dolly
I hope your Mom is getting to feeling better. I know she enjoyed her swims, is the place she swam indoors not going to be available anymore?
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
My gang loves that tip! Enjoy your swim time Sheba!
Lynn LaChance says
Love her-is that at Tewksbury? She reminds me of Bear like that..
Nope, it’s Goose Pond – at the dam. They have such a nice little beach there, it’s really a hidden treasure.
She’s having such a good time! 😀
I love the music you chose for the video and the calm and regal way she goes in and out of the water. We are getting some great tips from Sheba!
There is just something so peaceful and relaxing about watching her swim. Of course, it’s not so relaxing trying to dodge her from shaking off next to me when she comes out…LOL.
You go Sheba! Love watching her swim.
The Island Cats says
That’s a great tip, Sheba…enjoy yourself to the max!
Hailey and Zaphod says
Excellent tip! Phod says anyone who says we should swim more is his hero!
Caren Gittleman says
you can’t beat that advice!!!
M. K. Clinton says
I love how Sheba is enjoying every minute of her time wth you. ♥ ♥
Two French Bulldogs says
Great tips friend
Lily & Edward
Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom says
Oh, I wish we lived up there so Shadow could go for swims with Sheba! I know they’d have a good time!
Great tip, Miss Sheba!! Have to do what we love! Enjoy life to the max!
Shadow and Sheba would have so much fun swimming together! ♥
easy rider says
that is a great tip Sheba… I love to eat… and I will bark for more :o)
Mom tries to let us all do what we love when we can. I know with Katie, Mom was often late to work because she did what Katie wanted to do on walks which often took way too long. It made them both happy, though and that was important. I want to swim there with that nice clear water!
Pam and Sam says
I totally agree with Sheba……live every day like it may be your last…..that’s what I do too and I know my Mom does the same. Our time here is SHORT – we have to enjoy it while we can, right Sheba? RIGHT GIRL!
RIGHT!! Thank you, Sammy! xxoo