Next week the extended family will be descending upon my parents at Brindejon, including Elly. ONe planned activities is swimming in the Yuba River, home of fantastic huge swimming holes. And of course, the youngest member of our family will be going along and swimming. Yep, Elly will be exposed to River swimming. And since she’s only 4, she needs a life vest. Did you know that such things exist, complete with handles on the back? I didn’t until recently. And new we are the proud owners of an extra large dog vest. Here’s Elly modeling her new outfit. I’m not sure how much she likes it, but she will tolerate it for a cookie.