Volume No. 16 Issue No. 10 October 2019  



  Doggie dip closes out summer
  By Lindsey Harrison

     On Sept. 8, the Woodmen Hills Metropolitan District hosted its third annual “doggie dip” event for residents and their fur babies at the outdoor swimming pool at the Community Center West.
   
   The dogs were divided into two groups, each with a designated swim time, to separate the larger and smaller dogs. About 50 dogs were expected to participate throughout the day.
   
   Tender Care Veterinary Center in Falcon provided treats and toys. Hannah Stockdale, certified veterinary assistant, said there was at least one person on hand at all times who is certified in dog CPR in case of an emergency.
   
   Haley Ratliff, a WHMD resident, said this was her German Shepherd’s first time in a big pool, and the puppy appeared to enjoy the experience.
 
Six-month-old German Shepherd Kona leaps into the pool to snag a ball thrown by her owner, Brandon Ratliff. Photos by Lindsey Harrison
Four-year-old Golden Doodle Ned swims back to the pool stairs after fetching a ball. DeAnna Skrastins, Ned's “mom,” said her dog is a service/mobility dog for Skrastins’ daughter.
 
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