Fun photos of dogs hitting the pool to beat the summer heat

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Water!

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Lakes. Ponds. Puddles. A hose that was accidentally left on in the backyard. Dogs aren't picky when it comes to cooling off and playing in the water. But when presented with a chance to hit an actual pool? (WOOF, please!) As the summertime nears an end, we're all looking for one last dip in the water and a chance to beat the heat. And that includes these four-legged pals who hit the ground running for a day of fun in the sun and tennis balls aplenty!

"Diving board?"

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"Where'd the ball go?!"

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"Throw it again!"

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"I'm doing the 'Baywatch'!"

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"Couch in the family room not working, or what?"

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Mine. And Mine. And...

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"...yours. Got it, pal. Sheesh!"

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"It's WATER!"

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"Saw Katie Ledecky do it this way..."

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"Again!"

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"There's food on that table!"

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"Eyes on the prize"

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"Luxury is in the details..."

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"And again!"

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"Meh. Kids."

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"Shakin'!"

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"There's that thing the human is always on. Again."

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"Are we chasing tails? Or going after the green thing?"

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"Blurp!"

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"Are you gonna drop it, or..."

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"Weeeee!"

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"You look taller in your Instagram posts."

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"What's a stand-in? And who's Lassie?"

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"Finally! The adult swim."

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"MMMerba-merba-merba-merba!"

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"Um...has anyone tried...is it cool if we...you know, I'm just going to give it a—small taste..."

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"And then you go something like, 'I got your nose!'"

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"Has it been 30 minutes?"

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"Full-speed to that end (where I plan on shedding this orange thing!)..."

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"Can't be any different than pouncing into a pile of snow, right...?"

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"Hoo boy! I overthought it again."

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"Now this is streaming!"

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"Duunnn dunnn… Duuuunnnn dunnn!"

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"Mmm. Bummer. That says 'no steak,' right?"

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"No, it's a relay race, but I'm keeping the ball. Cool?"

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"I'm walking on wa—never mind."

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"Also mine!"

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"Nope. You didn't say anything about going all the way back, too."

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"Just not sure, you know, but maybe if I stretch..."

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"I don't know what this is, but two paws up!"

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"You swear that my hair looks OK?"

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"Still got it!"

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"What?"

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"Yes. Hi. You're blocking my sun."

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"Yesshhhhhh!"

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"Totally worth it."

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"Oh, really... You're saying the crossed-paws leap doesn't work?"

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"10/10"

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"Lot easier gettin' in, amirite?!"

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"New profile pic. Ohhh-right!"

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