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Pool wraps up season with party for pets

September 5, 2007

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Brianna Collicott, left, 11, and her friend Michelle Minor, 11, attempt to coerce Cisco, a 1-year-old rat terrier, into the water at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center.  Hundreds of Lawrence dogs soaked themselves - and their owners - in the pool Tuesday during the fifth annual Pooch Plunge, an event that signals the end of operations for the aquatic center until late spring of 2008.

Brianna Collicott, left, 11, and her friend Michelle Minor, 11, attempt to coerce Cisco, a 1-year-old rat terrier, into the water at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center. Hundreds of Lawrence dogs soaked themselves - and their owners - in the pool Tuesday during the fifth annual Pooch Plunge, an event that signals the end of operations for the aquatic center until late spring of 2008.

Becky Ettredge joins a pack of dogs for an afternoon dip Tuesday at the Pooch Plunge. The event is designed to allow local dogs a chance to swim in the pool before city workers drain and clean it.

Becky Ettredge joins a pack of dogs for an afternoon dip Tuesday at the Pooch Plunge. The event is designed to allow local dogs a chance to swim in the pool before city workers drain and clean it.

Pooch Plunge hits aquatic center

Swimmers in downtown Lawrence this afternoon didn't need to worry about wearing bathing suits, putting on sunscreen, or even staying on a leash. Enlarge video

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