Chihuahua swimming lessons?
July 19, 2010 § 1 Comment
So I must admit that swimming has never been a real delight for me. Though my petite, diminutive size makes me quite “floaty” I do have short legs and that makes for a whole lot of doggy paddling to get across the pool. Way too mucho work for this chica!!! I’d rather watch. I prefer to have my humans hold me while I splash in the cool, refreshing water. Then, when I get a little shivery, I’d rather relax sunning my shiny brown coat poolside with a drink and snack ready on hand.
But I’ve been inspired by this cute video of an orphan otter taking swimming lessons at the Florida Aquarium. Meet Agnes:
She does make it look like fun. Of course, for a treat I’d do anything too. But there is a little resemblance in our well-crafted, sleek build. Maybe if I learn to use my tail like she does I can get better and more fluid in the water. OK, don’t laugh. I know it is not much of a tail.
Oh, well. It is summer and the weather is quite toasty here in Florida. It is worth a try as long as all these aquatic acrobatics don’t mess up my princess composure. I have an image to maintain!
Another inspiring bathing beauty, Snooty the Manatee, turned 62 this weekend! Let’s wish him a Happy Birthday.
And finally, with this aquatic theme in mind, let’s keep our paws crossed and our happy thoughts strong in hopes that the oil spill containment efforts succeed. I hear rumblings about seeping, well pressure and officials disagreeing about what to do next with the “capped” well. Let’s just be careful, people!! We have a lot of work to do to clean up this mess. And the sooner ALL of the focus can be shifted to the recovery efforts the better!