Jenine Stanley laughs as she remembers her dog, Swap, taking a leap off a boat into the Colorado River during a trip through the Grand Canyon. “It was a hot day,” she says. “And Swap just decided it was time to cool off.”
At first, she was horrified, fearing he would be swept away by the current. Then she began worrying that he would contract some disease from the water. Happily, though, Swap paddled back to the boat, shook himself off and left his fellow passengers with quite a story to tell.
Jenine has countless stories about Swap and it’s obvious when you talk with her for any length of time that their relationship was exceptionally close. After all, Swap was not just a pet…he was her guide dog.