Penny's always introducing us to new experiences.
On Friday I took her back to the beach, because it was so much fun the day before, and because from the first of November we're not allowed on the beach during the main part of the day. It was cool day and we had the beach to ourselves, and probably I let her overdo it with the swimming.
This time I took a thin throw-toy, so she could swim with her mouth shut and possibly not swallow so much salt water.
But I think she did swallow too much, because she introduced me to the fine art of doggy frothy mouth.
At the time it seemed quite funny, but it wasn't so funny when she spent the entire evening running in and out of the house to eat grass.
I had a look on the internet that evening, but I'm glad I didn't come across this sad story of a dog that died after a visit to the beach.
WebVet has a good overview of the care we need to take when our dogs swim anywhere.
Penny seems fine after her adventure, but next time I won't let her swim so long, and I'll try harder to make her drink fresh water while we're there. (She wouldn't drink the water I offered her, until we left the beach.)
Here's a picture of the only thing that Penny was worried about - a super scary rock in the water that needed a lot of barking at!