Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lake Havasu, Arizona
Just Had a Mini-Heart Attack
My dog, Anvil is old. 15 years and he's going deaf and blind, so I always worry about leaving him outside unattended because we have a pool, which he likes to drink from.
Unfortunately, my dog is also blessed with short, Corgi legs, so it's always difficult for him to reach the water and if he ever fell in, for him to swim.
I let him outside today with the puppy because I didn't know the last time he was let out to relieve himself. The puppy came back in after about 10 minutes, but my dog didn't. I thought that maybe he was still milling around the yard, but got up to check on him.
When I got outside, I just saw his head peaking above the top step of the pool. My poor baby had fallen in on the steps, thankfully, but I was so scared when I first saw him in the pool. He was soaking wet and the water was freezing, he didn't even try to fight me picking him up to get him to dry land.