Point Park Fountain Jumper
We visited one of Pittsburgh’s most recognizable landmarks today for the first time and Leko made quite the “splash”.
Point State Park, located at the confluence of three rivers, is at the tip of Pittsburgh’s “Golden Triangle.” The park commemorates and preserves the strategic and historic heritage of the area during the French and Indian War (1754 – 1763).
Leko must have been overcome by the excitement of being at such a historical site, because he shocked us by stepping out of his comfort zone and doing something completely unexpected.
He dived into the fountain!
You heard me correctly… the dog who hates baths, who has had a pool for his entire 5 years of life and only goes in if you carry him or set him on a float… jumped into the fountain!
Leko leaped up onto the fountain’s concrete ledge and carefully dipped his paw into the water, almost as if to test the temperature. Suddenly, he wiggled his bum and let out the loudest shrill to get himself amped up for the jump, and went flying through the air and landed belly first into the fountain’s cool waters. People nearby were all watching in anticipation, and cheered as he made his leap. He quickly became known as “that little dog that jumped into the fountain.”
My husband was quick enough to snap a picture of him swimming back to the ledge, however any time we egged him to do it again so that we could get it on video, of course he refused.
Later on, Leko ran to the rivers edge to watch the boats pass by. One cruised by fairly close to the shoreline and the people on board waved and called out to him. He just twisted his head in confusion and curiosity as he watched them pass. This was his first time seeing a boat.
Below are some photos taken of his big feat. I’m sure we’ll be going back since he had such a great time…. maybe we’ll be lucky enough to catch his next big leap on video!