Chris Thompson never expected to have to use lifesaving measures to resuscitate her swimming extraordinaire pup. Thankfully she was prepared when a leisurely afternoon on the lake quickly turned into a terrifying ordeal. Jade, a 17 year old mixed cow dog and spaniel, is normally at home in the water. Nicknamed “fish herder”, Jade swims with the agility of a puppy. He didn’t even start to wear a lifejacket until he turned 13, and only then as a precaution. Swimming is Jade’s therapy for his aging body. He takes a dip at least once a day in the local lake, which helps ease his aging muscles.