Sloopy and Verne! Sloopy had his first look at water and Verne writes: Well Mr. Sloopy walked into the water kept walking, when he was no longer able to walk..... he swam. Just like that. Bada bing, bada boom. Never had a dog do that. I tossed his little bumper he went out and got it turned around while swimming and came back. I was right there to assist if the butt dropped, but it never did. One of those naturals. Remember this was his very first introduction to water. I was impressed.