In our case - lots of bark. Little splash. Loads of fun!
Yes. It's a real event. Requires pre-registration and a fee! Turns out that the city of Lakewood lets the canine population swim in the local community pools just prior to the draining and winterization (August 22 in Denver seems a wee bit early to me). Oh, and the pooch gets a goody bag!
Turns out that my water loving little girl only likes water that comes out of a hose, a faucet, a sprinkler, a stream, or in her water dish. She's not a swimmer nor does she like swimming pools (be it the large kind or the baby kind). She's more of a spectator really.
She did have a tremendously good time seeing all the other dogs and their water antics. She did chase a ball into the
Another thing, the baby pool isn't really for babies either. Isn't there some kind of height restriction or age limit for swimming in a baby pool? Those giant dogs tromping around in the baby pool scared the bejesus out of Gracie. Definitely a deterrent to getting in!
All in all a good event (great photo opp). She was tuckered out. Slept the whole way home. Oh, and the mom came home wetter than she.
We may try again. Next year.