Each year on the Saturday after Labor Day, the Maplewood Aquatic Center opens the pool just for dogs. This is a highly anticipated day by dog owners and local dogs and although many just love the water, others love chasing each other around the pool deck. Ferdie can't get enough of this. Although he has no interest in fetching a ball on dry ground, he'll swim out into the water to retrieve as long as you keep tossing it in.
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We got there just after it opened so Ferdie had the pool too himself as the other early birds ran around the edge of the pool and grass like maniacs.
We watched a man try to get his St. Bernard into the water. What a hoot.