"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
~Psalm 127:1

June 28, 2013

Dutchess' pool

We've had this kiddie pool in our garage ever since Josiah and I got married (it's probably been there since Josiah and his sisters were little).  My parents dog, Jack, has his very own kiddie pool that he loves so much, so we decided to give this pool to Dutchess since it is not currently in use by any one else.

She loves water, at least, she loves to play in mud puddles.  We would love to take her swimming in a real pond at some point, but we haven't gotten around to that yet.

I did a dry run with her, where I sat on the edge and had her get in with me, it worked and she was fine.  Then we went and got the water and started dumping it in.  She got nervous.  She doesn't like water, of any sort, that falls from above.

So of course, I went and stood in the water and called for her and she immediately jumps in.  I didn't realize that my swimming would be a requirement for her to swim.  But I think she loved it and as she gets used to it more, she will be braver and get in by herself some time.

At least I like water too!

And the water was dirty when she got out because of her morning expedition in a mud puddle!  Hopefully she will never have to seek out a mud puddle to play in since she has her very own pool.

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