Roo does it again

Just before the rain hit, Roo on an Oklahoma ranch road. Perhaps you can't tell, but she is plotting. Patiently she waits.

She has already been swimming. Of course the brambles and thorns have been brushed out of her. Of course she knew—she could smell—a swimming hole coming. Of course I told her not to go in. You can practically see the laughter in her body language, can't you?

Is it that proximity to water has some sort of effect on the eardrums of retrievers, making it impossible for them to hear? Anyone else have this problem?

Tell me it's not just me!