Needless to say I killed the moment with putting a life jacket on him. He has never been in a lake before where he can't touch. For all you men reading this, I KNOW, dogs can swim... my sweet husband so eloquently informed me of this, but I didn't care... he is my baby and only 5 months old. Thus the very cute pictures of Brodie in a life jacket on his first boat ride. :)
Brodie liked the wind running through his short, very short strands of hair for most of the time and the other part while we were flying down the lake he had his head tucked under my arm. When we arrived he immediately loved the fishing poles and all he dangly shinny things hanging from the poles! (Short interjection: He is a hunting dog, a retriever to be exact, and Jamie has been training Brodie how to retrieve with a cane pole and a bird wing or something tied to the end of a fishing pole looking contraption. Keep this in mind.)
Of course he immediately sits at Jamie's feet waiting for the pole to be flung into the air and for Jamie to give the command for Brodie to fetch what he threw into air! Which, Jamie was not going to do because all fisherman know that if you jump in the water it will scare all the fish..thus defeating the point of fishing. It took all of 2 throws for Brodie to take a flying leap off the boat and into the lake water. After getting him back into the boat he just sat and whimpered next to Jamie so badly wanting to get the dangly shinny thing on the end of the pole, but not wanting to jump back into the water! Quick learner.