In an attempt to keep Daisy from bouncing off the walls (or attackling me!) while Lucy-Fur recovers from her Big Girl surgicals, Mom has been doing different things with Daisy to wear her out. Yesterday, Mom took Daisy to The Dog Dive, an indoor swimming pool for dogs (as you might guess from the name) for her first swimming lesson.
Mom had been in the place a couple of times before, but never with a doggie before. Anyway, from what Daisy said to me later and what Mom said, Daisy had a good time, and Mom was very impressed with the whole process the owner had getting Daisy comfortable with her surroundings and then getting her interested in the water, and then finally getting her into the pool, and making sure she was comfortable before she started swimming.
Of course, Mom took a bunch of photos of the whole thing.
|"Hi Mom. I don't know what we are doing here, but I'm excited!"|
|"Uh, Mom? This is sort of crazy. I'm on an elevated platform and there is a bunch of water right there. I'm not so sure about this...."|
|"Oh? There are toys in this big pool of water? Hmm. This might not be so terrible..."|
|"Yeah, probably a good call to lower me into the water..."|
|"Hi Mom! Lookit me! I'm totally not freaking out here!"|
|Much less splashing as she figured out that she was a natural at the doggie paddle!|
|Angela still kept a hand on her, just in case.|
|"I'm good - I'm getting the hand of this whole thing!"|
|"Ooooh! A tennis ball!!!"|
|"No, seriously. I'm getting this whole swimming thing!"|
|"Lookit me! I'm flying solo! With a frisbee!"|
|"Wheee! This is fun!"|
|"Hi, nice Angela lady!"|
|"I'm a master of this whole doggie paddle thing!"|
|"Yep, I can swim for squeaky toys!"|
|"Okay, this was pretty seriously awesome! I'm a tired and happy girl now!"|
While Daisy was conked out after swimming, Lucy-Fur is clearly starting to feel better, and the youngsters are engaging in some unauthorized bitey-face (although they aren't truly wrestling yet, so I suppose it's okay - they are definitely into showing off their pearly whites!).
As for me, I am enjoying having Mom around to give me scratchies and snooter kisses while the kids are being nutty kids.
Stay tuned for more posts!
-Saint Fiona the Patient, Crazy Daisy, and Lucy-Fur