The Swimming Pool
The swimming pool means two different things to Eve and Link.
Link, the golden retriever, believes that the pool is perhaps mankind’s greatest invention. He was introduced to big bodies of water at the Foster Dog Beach at Lake Michigan. He loved it, but the swimming pool is definitely an upgrade over the lake. The pool water is much warmer than the lake and there are no intimidating waves to slow him down. On top of that, the pool has a ledge that makes it possible to dive head first into water without having to walk into it. Link’s heaven is going to be filled with swimming pools.
Eve, the great dane, thinks swimming pools are scary death traps. Eve is pretty logical, she realizes that she does not have gills, cannot breather underwater, and therefore does not need to be completely surrounded by water at any time. To her, the only good liquid is the stuff that is in her dish bowl to lap up when she is thirsty. Other than that, she prefers to sit on the beach chairs and snuggle with the closest person. One time Eve actually jumped into the pool right after Kyle. We think it was either an accident or she thought Kyle was drowning and needed rescue.