Phoenix generally does not like going into the water. If she can't see the bottom she definitely won't go. Luckily this river is very clear!
Phoenix will wait on the bank for her sister, and then when Zoe comes back Phoenix gets super excited and pounces on her!
"You were playing in the water without me!!"
Eventually, if Phoenix gets hot enough and she can see the bottom she will go in. It takes her a while, though!
"It's wet... I'm not sure I like this!!"
....and she wouldn't want her sister to have the tasty stick all to herself.. so she has to go in!
"Zoe, you can't have the stick! It's mine!!"
"I'm getting out!!"
She will also try to get out of the water as quickly as possible! It's really funny. She is not a water dog! :D
The photos were taken at the Silver Fork of the American River, in case anyone was curious! It's one of our favorite hiking spots!