I'm not a big fan of summer... but there are a few perks. I appreciate the warmth the summer brings. I'm always cold (well, almost always.) Doing things that involve water requires much warmer weather for me to tolerate the temperature... especially swimming. One thing I could never do in the winter months is bathe Charlie outside. And not just for his own good... for my own as well. We both get pretty wet when there's a doggie bath and it's so much easier to do outside with a hose as opposed to in my bathtub. Charlie doesn't enjoy the experience either way. For a dog that loves water, it's so odd that he hates taking a bath. There's just not enough fun involved. I can completely understand. Swimming is much more fun that a shower.