Four words no child or in this case shepherd, Bella, ever want to hear when they’re having FUN in the water: “It’s time to go”.
Watch as Bella briefly gets out of the water (not without throwing quite the dogtrum), and then keeps dipping in for more. Her enthusiastic, stubborn, and pleading “I don’t want to” cries are adorable and certain give anyone a giggle or two.
A message from the owner after negative comments were left regarding her dog:
“Thought I would add these comments, since there is still an overwhelming amount of negativity concerning my Bella. (And no she was not named after Twilight, her name is actually Bryson’s Bella Rue, Bella Rue came from a shortened version of Isabella LaRue, a name that I have always lilked. But now on to the important stuff: As her owner I have been faced with a lot of negative comments since this went viral to include I abuse, starve, torment her etc. I captured a 2 min video of a very vocal GSD throwing a fit, I thought it was funny. I didn’t realize at the time that half of the worlds population would know her better than I do based on a 2 min video. The true story is she has severe HD and we take her swimming in the pond just about everyday for therapy (it’s good for her hip, and helps burn all of her puppy energy), the pond is in front of my house. She loves to swim HATES to quit. She is facing total hip replacement in the near future. For the ones that are concerned about the object that was thrown, what you don’t see prior to the video starting is she was swimming further away and had thrown a hissy fit. The rock was to get her attention because she was ignoring me. Now on to her training, she’s perfectly trained and I do know this isn’t appropriate behavior. I have found people nor animals are 100% perfect all of the time. You can tell from the tone of my voice that I’m not serious and she knew it as well. That’s why she pushed the limits and I allowed her to do so. It was fun banter back and forth between her, my daughter and I. Even after explaining ALL of this, there are going to be a million “dog whisperers” that still know her better than me. I posted this video 5 months ago, not thinking it would ever go viral. Based on the negativity of people that cannot see this for what it was just a funny video of a dog, makes me wish at times that I had never posted it in the first place. God Bless. “