Kooper the Dim and his Midnight Swim


The continuing adventures of Kooper the Dim, my 7 year old Yellow Lab mix.

As we have established, Kooper loves the water. His favorite thing to do is swim. When he isn’t swimming he does his other favorite thing; he naps. Even when he’s napping, I think he is dreaming of swimming, as I see his paws twitching and moving. This story is about the midnight swim of Kooper the Dim.

On a warm summer night last year, shortly after midnight, he had to respond to the call of nature. My wife and I were sound asleep, and I get a nudge under the arm, a wet kiss on my face and other indicators that he has to go outside, now.

We are fortunate in that we live on Conesus Lake. We have a small front yard and then the lake with my dock and boats and such. While Kooper is taking care of business, I wander out onto my dock to admire the stars. Kooper, now relieved, decides to join me on the dock, only he is admiring the