Well, it’s happened. Unable to contain her lust for fame, glory, and riches, my sporty sibling Tidy has enrolled her dog Fletch in dock diving school.
Dock diving is a competitive sport invented by ESPN wherein the dog runs like mad toward a body of water, launches itself, and endeavors to splash down at a distance greater than that of all the other contestants. Currently the world record is held by a greyhound named Country, who in 2005 was able to sail 28 feet and 10 inches before succumbing to the earth’s gravitational pull. Fletch’s dock diving coach Greg says that the first dog to jump 30 feet will win $30,000. You should’ve seen the dollar signs light up in Tidy’s eyes when she heard that.
She’s got a long row to hoe, though. Here is Greg’s yellow lab Butterbean demonstrating the esoteric dock diving concept of “big air”.
And here, alas, is young Fletch.