Beautiful, mysterious swirls appeared in the ice on the Swan River recently where I walk my dog and muse, Sugar. Luckily she hates water. But if your dog loves it please be alert this time of year as the ice begins to melt. I met a woman yesterday who just lost her dog after it fell through ice on a pond in her back yard when she wasn't watching. Tragic and so sad. There are so many stories like hers so this time of year be vigilant and walk your water loving dogs near lakes, rivers or streams on their leashes only.