While I was waiting to start my own practice session,
a man came into the Natatorium to swim laps.
With him he had this sweet, black Labrador
Retriever, a puppy in training for
Canine Companions for Independence.
It seemed ironic that a member of this
water-loving breed should be brought to a large pool,
then asked to ignore it while his human swam
long, lovely laps. But the puppy was noble,
waiting patiently with paws crossed,
and passed the task with flying colors.