A water photo is real appropriate for August and this is one of my favorites. After tossing a bumper out for him to retrieve, I was fortunate to get this shot of Nexus making a grand water entry. The heavy shadows on torso and hindlegs aren't great but I love everything else about this photo. It was one of several pictures I took of Karl, Marta, and Nexus retrieving from the pond at the home of John & Cindy Niles, owners of Robinwood Standard and Miniature Wires. The year was 2003, Nexus was 17 months old, and we were attending the annual August picnic and puppy match of the Central Ohio Dachshund Club.