Retrieve? I think not!

Retrieve? I think not..

Deciding to get out and about before the hiking trail got busy and before the heat started to build, Big Ray and I took an early morning walk yesterday on The Little River Upper Reservoir Trail.

Labradors are of course known for their affinity to retrieving and consequently,  swimming. But try as I might Big Ray decided on a simple belly chill down. As you can see at the end he was rewarded for his independent thinking…

And now that his little brother Bailey is back from his working vacation, and who does stay true to his retrieving instincts, perhaps the friendly competition that develops between them will result in some actual swimming for Raymond..my big marshmallow puppy..