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So my best friend and I decided to go out fishing for the first time this year.  Since we live in MN and it still in the 30's outside, the only place to fish is in the Mississippi.  Well be brought Spinx along too because he will go fishing alot with us when he's older, so I wanted to get him used to the boat.  Well, the day was going great, I had him leashed to the boat seat, and he was enjoying his first time fishing.  He was doing so well (not eating lures or making any other mischief), that i decided to unleash him from the seat and let him walk around the boat.  About 25 min later, I had my back turned and I heard a huge splash.  I whipped around and my roommate had a bewildered face because he had seen the whole thing.  Spinx had just lept over the side of the boat into the river.  The scary thing is the mississippi has an extremely fast current, and Spinx does not know how to swim (actually this was his first time being more than ankle deep in water).  He was wearing a bright jacket, and he immediately sunk out of view.  Bill (my roommate) described the ensuing scene to me afterwards.  "You did a superhero leap into the river"  Without thinking I jumped in and was able to grab the dog at the expense of my blackberry and flashdrive that were in my pocket.  I guess I've learned my lesson now and I will be sure to invest some money into a lifejacket for him.  It was a crazy, scary, and expensive day for the 2 of us.
 

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LOL..read the post : Boxer as teacher's pet on Petfinder-animal planet, under General Boxer Forum..been there..know how awfull it is to see your dog SINK.. Glad you got him back safe and sound..I can't believe the two of you made it out of the Minnesota part of the Mississippi..YUCK!
 

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That must have been so scary, thank goodness you are both ok.
 

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Funny how the adrenaline takes over, isn't it!  :lol:  Happy to hear there was a good ending to this story, well maybe not for your blackberry and flashdrive,  :(  but they are replaceable.  I hope that Spinx will think twice about jumping overboard before your next fishing trip!  :wink:
 

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Glad Spinx is okay!
My boyfriend has plans to take Phoenix with him fishing on his boat too and I told him that a life jacket was mandatory for her before she goes near the boat!
 

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Wow, how scary for all of you!! How did Spinx react to the unexpected dunking???Imagine his surprise !!  Glad everything turned out ok except for the electronics.
 

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sound very scary! good thing you are quick on your feet and jumped right in!.glad everyone is ok.
 

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I would have been freaking out!!! Yup, it's amazing how adrenaline takes over tho..Glad you all are safe(well except for the Blackberry & flash drive)...Life jackets are a very good idea, you just never know what these kiddos will do....
 
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