Language of dogs and cats. -- my cat meows at me all the time, and gives me those affectionate stares, and comes when I call him, purrs and head butts me when I cry, also cuddles next to me. -My dog, runs away but eventually comes back,she doesn't come when I call her, she jumps on and scratches the kids, is affectionate but really wild. I love her anyway. My dingy, stinky dog :)
My husky is scared of water too! When we took him boating, he got scared and jumped out thinking he would hit land. He swam under the boat before we could catch him. Since then anytime we go on the lake he howls from the shore until we come back.