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After reading about Dempsey's pool, I've been thinking about getting one for Lola. It doesn't normally get hot here, but I thought she might enjoy it anyway, as something different to do. Anyone that has a pool for their dogs - do they like water in general? mind getting wet in the rain?  Lola's not much for the rain, but she's okay in the bathtub.

 

Do your dogs actually swim in the pool or just use it to cool off?

 

I just mentioned this to Nick. He said there wasn't room to store a big plastic one during the winter. I mentioned behind the shed, with a tarp over it, would be perfect.  He said, "I think an inflatable one would be better. Then we could deflate it in winter and store it in the shed." I just stared at him.

 

"What?"

 

I let him figure this one out on his own.  :lol: 

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Sure, Nick, an inflatable pool would be great - NOT!  He'll figure it out sooner or later.

 

We have one of those plastic kiddie wading pools, maybe 8" deep.  Buffy likes to plop herself in it on a hot day to cool off.  It's not deep enough for swimming.  Ours is around 4-5' in diameter but you may be able to find one even smaller for Miss Lola (unless she needs a large one for pool parties, of course).

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Ya, if you get an inflatable pool, take a picture right away. :D Then go back to the store and buy a little plastic kiddy pool - I have seen really small ones too, like 2' in diameter - ours is like Buffy's and like Buff, Demps and Els run over for a dip to cool off.  Once in a while they play with their toys in it but not very often.  During the hot summer it is a ritual for them to head straight to the pool - so cute.  I like it when they lay in it and rest their chins on the rim and just relax.  So sweet.

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Hmmm. I'll have to think about this. Like I said, it is rarely hot here, so not sure Lola would be that bothered about it. I guess if she didn't use it, I could always dip my feet in it, and pretend I'm at the beach. :D

 

Thanks for all the feedback!

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The US has some kiddie sandboxes that are small w/ snap-on lids, that some use for doggie pools.  Of course, a 'turtle sandbox/pool' added to your garden might be just thing you wouldn't hide in the 'off-season'.... just put it's lid on :)  

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Zekey doesn't mind water - he'll cross shallow creeks or walk through large puddles, so I got him a pet pool on sale at the end of the summer one year. The next summer I filled it up and tossed in some toys -- he tried to get them from the edge, and wasn't interested in wading at all! So I just soaked MY feet in it too cool off. Gavin came along and had the same reaction - no interest in the pool, but he does go crazy over water squirted from the hose -- and I DO mean crazy! So… the pool currently sits in the garage.

 

The US has some kiddie sandboxes that are small w/ snap-on lids, that some use for doggie pools.  Of course, a 'turtle sandbox/pool' added to your garden might be just thing you wouldn't hide in the 'off-season'.... just put it's lid on :)  

 

Gavin's an avid digger -- maybe I should get him one of the turtle sandboxes and fill it with sand!! Might be able to deter him from digging up the lawn. Hmmm...

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Zekey's mom- that's a good idea. You could hide his balls or other washable toys in it for him to excavate!

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