‘Come quick! She’s in the pool!’ Merriam calls – earlier this afternoon.
EEK! MAD DASH . . . phew, Quilla’s fine, frolicking on the top step 😀 Quest hovers on the deck, nosing his sister anxiously. He’s totally unsure what to make of this. Meanwhile, I’m torn in two – the camera or the swimming costume?? Temptation wins! In I go, despite the chilly water. It’s a spectacular Jo’burg day, but still EARLY summer here.
However, the cold can’t compare to the captivating fun! Quest responds to coaxing, so the puppies launch together into their first swimming lesson. Both are cautious, preferring the security of the steps, but with support and playful urging they get into the game. Turns out Quest is a natural, innately confident at anything new. Quilla’s her mildly haywire self, sending far more water flying than nearly necessary. But at least it works for her 😀
Within a few tries they get the drift, also grasping where the steps are located. I’m chuffed about that, although this summer seems set for loads of soggy mayhem!
No pics in the pool, but here they are afterwards, sporting the wet look:
And Tex looking on in his grandfatherly way. Swimming has never been his thing!
- Pool Safety (swimmingdiving.suite101.com)
- Chlorine in Swimming Pools and the Link to Asthma (mommygoesgreen.com)