Monday, July 1, 2013

Lady's Day at the Pool

The past two weekends, I've gotten a break from the heat and humidity at my wonderful aunt and uncle's pool.

Last weekend, Florian and I went directly after his ballet performance, so we didn't have any dogs with us. 

























Just an elephant, who seemed to really love the water.











This weekend, Florian was away in Los Angeles where he'd been all week on vacation with his son, enjoying record heat in the desert, while we enjoyed our usual heat and humidity.


So I decided to bring Lady to my aunt and uncle's, which is becoming a fun rite of passage for most of my foster dogs.














After the hot car ride there, Lady just couldn't wait to cool down. Though I don't know that she's ever seen a pool before, she knew it looked cool and refreshing so she didn't waste a moment in launching right in. 

Foster
It was very sweet because it reminded me of my old foster dog Foster, who looked a lot like Lady and who did the same thing upon arriving at the pool the summer of 2009.












Upon landing in the pool of course Lady plummeted underwater, and I made ready to go in after her. Happily though, I think dogs must know instinctively how to swim and she wasted no time in paddling over to the edge and climbing out.

I've wanted to take Lady swimming, as it seems like the perfect exercise for her given her arthritis. So I brought her in again and held her up while she paddled.


She wasn't too relaxed about the whole thing. I don't think she got that I was holding her up, so she paddled for dear life.

No worries Lady, come on out and relax.


Lady enjoyed just lying in the grass and exploring my aunt's amazing gardens. Though she did get into a bit of an altercation with her cousin Genghis, as both of them are I think what you would call "dog selective."

This week, Lady is going to stay with a wonderful fellow foster who is between dogs, while Florian, Fozzie, Lamar and I go to New York to see my parents. She's had lots of interest from adopters lately, so I don't even know if she'll still be a foster dog when I get back!

What a sweet girl. I have really been enjoying going to sleep this week with Lady on the floor on the right side of the room, Lamar on the floor next to the bed on my left, and Fozzie in bed with me on my right.

Dogs are so incredible!

10 comments:

  1. Have fun in New York. It does look like you all had a blast in the pool. I always enjoy seeing Florian using whatever is available to transform into some type of animal. Unicorn is probably still my favorite although water elephant is pretty good.

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  2. Three of my dogs love lakes, but there is something about a pool that totally freaks them out. My challenge seems to be to figure out how to get them to equate pool to fun in the lake.

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  3. Delilah loves to swim. When she sees or hears water she is determined to get to it. The pool makes her a little uneasy, I think because mostly she cannot wade in, but with patience we can get her in there.

    I do hope Lady finds her forever home.

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  4. Hi Kirsten, maybe Lady is like me. I'm not really crazy about swimming but I'll do it because they give me treats when I do a lap. Given the choice, I'd probably choose going for a walk. I think that Lady might agree.

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  5. I love swimming! It's great! Although i wish my pool was that big!!!
    Lady is lovely :)
    Love Milo :)

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  6. You are a natural!
    Snorts,
    Benny & Lily

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  7. How nice that you were able to spend such a relaxing visit with Lady.

    Hope you have a safe trip to NY.

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  8. Looks like a lovely time with Lady. :)

    Have a great time in NY!

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  9. I've been off the blog scene lately and was curious if you still had sweet Lady! Braylon always paddles away when Jay holds her in the pool, its so cute

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