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Gone to the dogs

Fletch gets ready for another round of fetch.

Gwendolyn, a boxer Boston terrier mix and Emery, a golden retriever go for the same toy.

Lisa Bolognia gets Josie, a therapy dog, used to the water.

Canines cavort at the Rocky River Dog Swim.

As a fitting end to summer, four-legged swimmers dog-paddled their way around the Rocky River Recreation Center outdoor pool last week in one of the traditional events marking the close of the pool. Golden retrievers and Labrador retrievers dominated the soggy pack, swimming after balls and other floats tossed by owners. According to pool supervisor Sue Ginley, the pool’s chlorine pump is turned off, so canines aren’t bothered by the chemical, and the pool is drained the next day. All proceeds go to the Cleveland APL and other pet-support agencies.

Photos by Sue Botos

Canines cavort at the Rocky River Dog Swim.

Gwendolyn, a boxer Boston terrier mix, and Emery, a golden retriever go for the same toy.

Lisa Bolognia helps Josie, a therapy dog, adjust to the water.

Fletch gets ready for another round of fetch.

 

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