This is a lesson learned the hard-way and I am so glad it was not me. My co-worker and office mate just found out that when the company was at her home this morning to clean their pool, they found her dog – in the pool and it had apparently drowned. This dog was an indoor-outdoor dog – they did not keep her in all the time. They also did not keep the pool covered because “the dog wouldn’t go near it – she skirts the whole area of the pool.” Well, something happened. Ok – maybe I sound a little heartless but a careless act like this – is so preventable. And some may say that they didn’t want to bother with the cover or they couldn’t afford one at the time – if they can afford an in-ground pool with the usual maintenance then they ought to be able to afford the cover. And now she has to explain this to her 3 small kids. And now there is another little Westie angel at the Rainbow Bridge. So terribly sad.
Dogs and swimming pools don't mix UNLESS there is supervision by an adult - just like with kids and pools.