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Dog Day Canceled at Hot Springs Pool

Dog Day Canceled at Hot Springs Pool

(Ouray) The first annual canine swim, slated for September 29 at the Ouray Hot Springs Pool has been canceled due to low response. Reasons for the deletion also included perceived loss of revenue, the threat of violence, parking, locker room security and health considerations.

Thankful canines hit the water back in 2019

According to Ouray Recreation Department officials Dog Day was the brainchild of several local mutts who felt they were being denied access to the pool simply because they walk around on all fours.

“We wanted to show everyone that we were not the product of prejudice,” said one lifeguard. “We were sincere. It was the dogs who dropped the ball.”

The money lost by closing the pool to humans for the day was estimated to be substantial while the presence of a pack of naked male dogs in the pool threatened the peace. Then, according to unreliable sources in the deep end, the state health department got wind of the experiment and started sniffing around.

“Those people are like pit bulls,” barked one tail wagger. “We’re quite disappointed in the response among the dog population but most of them thought the whole thing was a joke since they’ve never been allowed to use the facility before.”

Whether or not this episode will affect Cat Day, planned for October 15, was not clear at press time.

– Dag Katz