When the dog days of summer have you heading indoors to beat the heat, it's the perfect time to grab an ice-cold glass of lemonade and fall into a YouTube wormhole of dog videos like a reasonable adult. If you're a dog person like me, it doesn't take much for a puppy to make you smile. Even better, since it's so hot, these cute videos of dogs swimming will give you life. Because apparently these water-loving pooches — with their pool parties and vacations in Malta — lead more exciting and adventurous lives than some of us humans do. (And by some of us, I mean me.)
Something about watching dogs do the doggy paddle is seriously too cute for words. When the camera pans to the short legs on a toy dog just slicing happily through the water, my heart wants to burst into confetti. The way dogs wear their excitement from snout to tail is enough to cheer you up even in your worst moods. And these fur babies do it all: paddle, dive, splash, and wiggle themselves into a good time in the water. Is there anything more pure than a happy, sopping wet dog? (Spoiler alert: No, there isn't).