Sometimes the race isn't to the swiftest, but the fastest thinker!

Regular readers of these little essays probably realize that, while I like most dogs well enough, I much prefer cats. Especially the quick-thinking variety, as demonstrated in this video:

[CatTrainerToo/YouTube]

My big question is; why did the dog give up? No, I didn't expect it would rush into the pool to follow, but why not run around the side to catch up? It might or might not have worked. But no dog should give up when pursuing a cat. There is a reputation to maintain…