Video: How to Swim in the Fall

Kind of like finding a needle in a haystack, Stella the yellow lab can fetch a ball in a pile of leaves way taller than she is.

With this warmer than usual winter, you might still be living with the joys of fall—Stella is proof you don’t need a body of water to go for a swim. Even her tiny human owner, who has probably done his fair share of leaf-jumping himself, is impressed by Stella’s diving abilities. Stella is a good reminder to never stop finding joy in the little things, like freshly raked piles of leaves.

Meet the Author: Thomas Mulcahy

Thomas can't remember a time when his household didn't have a four-legged member of the family. When our Giant Schnauzer isn't digging around for rodents to play with, she's patiently waiting for food to drop to the floor or barking at the mailman. Thomas now swears by Schnauzers as being the best breed ever—they don't shed and they're the smartest and most entertaining dogs he's ever met. Plus the Giants make great wrestling partners.

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