Humane Society of Central Illinois

Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

The "Dog Days" of Summer came to Normal! You've heard of the "Dog Days of Summer", but this year we had a dog day at the Fairview Family Aquatic Center. All dogs were invited to come take a dip in one of the area's most popular summer swimming holes. Prior to the "doggie dip", chlorine was removed from the pool to make it more comfortable for the pooch's skin. Because of the lack of chlorine, only dogs were allowed to swim. Money collected from this event was donated to the Humane Society of Central Illinois. This event was sponsored by the Normal Parks and Recreation Department.

Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

The "Dog Days" of Summer was a fun time for all, especially for the dogs. Many people brought their dogs out for a swim. This event is a great opportunity for dogs to do something they don't get a chance to do very often, swim in a huge swimming pool!  It was a very nice day.

Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

Let's get the introductions out of the way.


Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

The dog in the pool has a tennis ball.

Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

My turn!


Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

Who is that splashing around in there?

Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

A race?


Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

The "dog paddle" comes in handy!

Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

"I've got my toy!"


Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

Ker-splash!!!

Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

Nice game of catch.


Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

This is fun!

Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

"Hey, let's do this again next year!"


Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

"Come on!"

Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

Free-swim!


Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

There sure are a lot of my friends here.

Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

More fun...


Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

Let's go!

Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

Who is over here?


Dog Days of Summer - September 2001

Another good swimmer.

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