A funny thing happened on the way back to the boat ramp.  I took a couple from Washington State, and their Boxton Terrier “Plumb Bob”, on a tour of the Silver River.  On a typical trip, we idle up river to the head springs at the Silver Springs Attraction, then tour several of the springs and begin our return trip with the trolling motor. This allows our clients to leisurely check out all the sights and sounds of the River at a snails pace.

On this trip, it also gave me a couple of precious seconds to race to the stern of the boat and fish “Plumb Bob” out of the drink.  You heard me,  mans best friend got excited and fell in and could not swim a lick.  Sank like a rock.

Just got lucky, I guess.  Never saw him fall in, just reached down in the bubbles and pulled him out by the hind leg.  Looked like someone pulling a chicken out of a pot.

Ole “Plumb Bob” spent much of the remainder of the trip by my side.  You could tell he appreciated the effort.