Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dobby goes Swimming!

Usually, I'm at work so much during the week that the weekends are very Dobby-centric. I feel like while I'm home, we should do special things together. Well! This weekend, Dobby, J, and I went to meet Connie and Zinnie at a lake! Connie's grown daughter has a house on the lake, and Connie takes Zinnie there to swim. I've never seen Dobby swim- he probably never had before- so I was really excited to go.

When we got there, Dob was just happy to be somewhere new. He's always very curious and likes to explore and sniff everything in sight. We heard Zinnie give a little bark, and Dobby recognized her voice and took off in her direction. It's always cute to see them greet each other! They're such good friends :) Dobby really likes Connie, too. At this point, though, he had no idea that he was going to go IN the water!

Connie took Zinnie down the ramp entry area to a spot about 2 or 3 feet deep and lowered her into the water- her little legs kicking before she even got wet! Zinnie took off! She is a fast little swimmer. Dobby was slower when it was his turn- like I said I doubt if he has ever been swimming before. Connie lowered him in and made sure his legs were kicking, then let go. My little guy swam his heart out and came right to me in the shallows! It was the cutest thing :)

They took turns again a few times, swimming to me and walking up the ramp to dry ground. They were both really cute. We will definitely be doing this again sometime soon, and I promise to bring a camera! It's a great way to cool down in the heat of summer.

Dobby had his first swim!


Bijou said...

Hi Dobby,

Wow you are very brave! swimming for the first time must have been kinda scary. I don't know if I would like getting in the water. But it might be fun when it's really hot outside.

I hope your mom takes a camera along next time!

Wags & wiggles,

Tiffany said...

I stumbled upon your blog last week sometime and have finally caught up on everything. I just wanted to say that Dobby is adorable. That's so great that he wasn't shy about swimming. My two babies love the pool (they got in several times last year), but I have yet to let them swim. That is on the agenda for this summer.

I love reading about Dobby and seeing pictures of him. He's so handsome.

Anonymous said...

Dobby you may be a little dawg but you has a very big braveness!! I does not like to swim at all. It is too much like a bathies!

Yer pal Dozer

Coco - The Princess said...

Awww...Dobby your such a perfect little man. And so brave!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco The Princess

Jackson and Patrick said...

We bet that is great exercise too! We only swim in the bathtub!

Marilla Wex said...

That is so cool! I must try that with Farfl.....