Monday, September 14, 2009

Doggy Paddle 2009

Every year at our local pool, after they've closed it down for the humans, they let us puppies get in and swim before they drain the pools for the winter. I met my friend Louie down at the park for some fun swimmy time!!

Stella's checking things out. Not so sure!

Okay, I'm out here, now what?
It took a little coaxing!

Her head isn't anywhere near the water, but she still won't go in any deeper!

This is our friend Louie, the boxer. He's 5 months old and we are great friends. He wasn't so sure about the water either! He didn't want to go to the next step!

Put as soon as he got up enough courage, he was swimming around like a pro!!

The Swimmer and the Scaredy Cat! Played by Louie and Stella!

The best part of the day...getting towel dried off!!

Ahh...this is the life!!


  1. Too funny!

    and way way khute!

    Stella has such sweet expressive eyes!


  2. I LOVE getting towel dried too! It was why I like to stand out in the rain. Don't worry about the whole swimming thing. I could see your little tail tucked between your leggies. Some doggies just like to wade, that is perfectly fine.


  3. We don't think we would like the water either, but so many pups really do seem to love it. You have such a lovable face, Stella.

    Tail wags, the OP Pack

  4. We're with you, Stella - the heck with swimming! Give us a towel rub any day!
    What cute pictures!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  5. Thor, also a Mastiff, does not appreciate water at all. Except when he is offered a drink from the hose on a hot summer day, water is to be avoided if it's larger than a bowl.

  6. Hewwo, Stewwa. Woo need to kumm and swim wif me sumtime. Woo will lurn.