If you’ve ever tried to coax your longtime companion into a swimming pool for the first time you’ll understand the wisdom of an oft-repeated saying: “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”
To paraphrase another venerable phrase, “you can lead a dog to water, but you can’t make him swim.” The best course of action may be to sit back and wait for your pet’s ingrained sociability to take over.
Just prior to closing its heated swimming pool for the winter Streeter Place, a pet-friendly luxury high-rise, invited its residents to bring their dogs to the pool for a swim. The results were predictable. It took the pooches a while to warm up to jumping into the pool, and no time at all for their owners to warm up to each other.
Streeter Place provided dog treats for the pets, and wine and appetizers for their owners, at its first-ever “doggie dip.”
“We had a great turnout” reported a member of Streeter Place’s leasing staff, “and we’ll definitely be making this an annual event.”
The park across the street from Streeter Place is a favorite year-round gathering spot for pet owners from the surrounding high-rises.
Studios at Streeter Place are priced from $1,475 to $1,807, convertibles from $1,946 to $2,086, one-bedrooms from $2,039 to $2,993, one-bedroom plus dens from $2,608 to $2,973, two-bedroom, two-baths from $2,900 to $3,338 and three-bedrooms from $5,190 to $5,217.