A few weeks ago, I was walking Benny along the path which follows the creek near Frank's place
It was a very hot day, and a couple of kids were cooling off in the creek by splashing each other while their mom watched nearby. I had a zoomy lens with me so I was able to snap a few candid photos of the children from a distance.
They splashed and laughed, and I snapped and smiled at their joy.
I had forgotten how much fun it was to play in water with wild abandon.
I had forgotten how sweet the faces of children are while engaged in this fun summer activity.
Nah, I'm messing with you. I hadn't forgotten either of those things. But I had forgotten how Benny gets when he sees water in motion. And that he was off leash. I'll let you see for yourself how that turned out.
Always the clown, Benny doesn't hesitate to get into the midst of some water fun.
At first, the little girl was a bit reluctant to include Benny in their game. Notice the 'do-something!" glance she threw over toward her mother.
Did Benny care? No, not one bit. The little boy quickly fell victim to Benny's charisma.
Before long, a third kid came along to join the party.
By then, the little girl decided that including Benny in their play could be fun, after all.
The first two kidlets soon tired of the water but the third got quite a kick out of our dear little four-legged friend.
A little kid and a dog - what a perfect combination. All you need to add is water.
Am I wrong?
Often - but not this time.