While I have been doing very little swimming this year, Teddy has been a bit more active. I am swimming her as often because each time must be followed by a bath and blow-out, but she still goes in the water two to three times a week. For the most part, she gets in on the days I plan to bathe her. That means it's a two to three hour efforts, hence why it can't happen daily. On days we walk or just play fetch in a field, it's about 30 - 45 minutes. Whatever the activity, I think that is half of what is saving her life. Well, the diet helps too! Today we were out in 45 degree weather and she was having fun in the water. Afterwards we took a shower together and I blew out her coat.
Yesterday I went to Walmart looking for those space saving vacuum seal storage bags. It's about the time where we like to put away some of our summer wardrobe and these bags do help with storage. Of course I had to check out the clearance shelves. Swim stuff was on clearance, so I picked up a pair of Tyr goggles for myself because the price marked was very reasonable. The pool has been closed, but I figured it would help to have a back-up pair on hand. The ones I had been using may very well have gotten too dried out from the months of inactivity. It was a pleasant surprise to see them ring up for two bucks! Once I got my merchandise (I did a little bit of grocery shopping too) in the car, I high-tailed it back in and picked up three more pairs. $15 is what I generally would spend on these -- and I can almost only get them on-line. The aquatic center sells cheap pairs for five bucks -- but this was even less. And they are of a better quality.