So..It was a beautiful day today and I decided to take Bella down to the lake. The beach is not yet open..otherwise NO DOGS ALLOWED! Boo! Anyway, she had gone down to the beach before when the lake was still frozen and was very curious about the water under the ice. Today however, there was no ice. She tested out the waters..literally! At first she would only go in to about her tummy. My friend Heather threw a stick into the water and that's where the fun began. Bella ventured out to get it only to realize her paws were no longer touching the ground. Her reaction was priceless. She turned around so fast..as if she were saying "Screw the stick..what the heck is happening?" Then all of a sudden her Labrador Retriever kicked in and she turned around and swam to the stick. She brought it back up to the shore and I swear if dogs could talk she would have been saying "Mommy..Mommy..Did you see what I just did?!?!" It was a great moment to see her so happy..she was literally smiling. The day must have really worn her out because she is fast asleep on the floor behind me as I type. Apparently it's time for bed. I love my little Princess Bella!