Remember a short while ago when I told you about my new home in Pattaya, and the fact that it comes with its own swimming pool? Well, before I went for surgery to remove my tumour, my humans decided to take me for my first ‘dip’.
It had been a couple of years since I was last in a swimming pool. That was when I was staying in Singapore. So, you can imagine how nerve-wracking it was for me to ‘take the plunge’ after so long!
Let me tell you how my day unfolded...
|Here’s Dad with the ‘Ball of Tennis’. He was explaining that we would be going for a swim and giving me words of encouragement, trying to build up my confidence.|
|Before I knew it, Dad had gone into the water.|
|After a while, he gently guided me down the steps and into the pool.|
Once I was in the water, everything started to ‘click’…
|…I was swimming again! Yay!|
|Of course, I am an excellent swimmer! After all, I spent a lot of time swimming when I was living in Holland (Hoek van Holland Beach) and Italy (Lake Garda and Lake Como)!|
|Before long I had worked out how to get into the pool all by myself. It was easy peasy!|
Me and Dad spent ages having races to see who could get to the ‘Ball of Tennis’ first…
|At first, Dad had the upper hand.|
|But then I started winning all of the races!|
|So Dad, being a sore loser, decided to cheat by constantly pulling the ball away from me. Bah!|
|In the end, I was just too fast for him. Once I’d got the ‘Ball of Tennis’ in my mouth, I would speed off like a torpedo!|
|Then it was a race back to the corner of the pool where the stairs are. Boy I was paddling very hard!|
|Here I am, frantically climbing out before Dad got to me!|
|‘Pant’, ‘Pant’, ‘Pant’. You know, I’m not getting any younger and mastering the pool stairs was no easy task.|
|Here I am, hanging on for dear life to the side of the pool…|
|…catching a breather during the exertions!|
But I was soon off swimming again…
|Look at me, all ‘goofy’ with my tongue hanging out.|
|I eventually got the hang of getting out of the pool.|
|In fact, I was literally ‘flying’ out!|
|…or without the ‘Ball of Tennis’.|
|Phew! Just time for a quick dry out…|
|…And to check where Dad was!|
|Before plunging back in again.|
I had such a fantastic time frolicking around with Dad.
|We hung out by the side of the pool…|
|…we played a lot of silly games…|
|…we chased each other…|
|…and we laughed and laughed. We just had such a great time together!|
Before I sign off, I’ll leave you with a couple of candid shots of Yours Truly. Enjoy.
|Here I am striking the obligatory pose for the camera. (To be honest, I was really checking out my booti-ful reflection in the water!).|
|And here I am just swimming. Don’t I have an adorable expression on my face?|
As I said earlier, all-in-all I had such fantastic day with my Dad. I can’t wait for our next ‘swim-day’!