Hiya my furiends!! This is a very special post which demonstrates truly stunning aqua abilities. Now I must remind you all that I was one of those dawgs that didn't want to go anywhere near water... nor get my paws damp. And yes - HATE baffs!
Right - but here in Australia we gets nice hot weather and searing sun - this makes swimming very attractive!!
One day these peeps and their little boats rocked up on my front yard beach!
So after barking at them for a bit - I decided that this little schnauzer would get in on the aqua action!!
So off to the swimming beach we went - I made sure my peeps took a tennis ball too.
Mum went in with me.
OKAY - mum I see the ball - let me GO woman!!!
She took me out nice and deep so I couldn't get my paws anywhere NEAR the sandy bottom! In this picture she was trying to get me to r-e-l-a-x and enjoy bobbing in the warm water. I am looking very concerned but mum had good grip on me.
See I'm out as far as a yellow boat .... real deep - see my first attempts at smooth strokes to go and save my ball!! They are a little splashy at first.
See splashy still. Give me my ball woman!!
Right now I got real entertainment for you furiends. We made a couple of videos so you can really see the steps to swimming:
Note in this first video there are clear steps: 1. First I demonstrate the "Bunny Hop" into the ocean. 2. Then I perform the "Kangaroo" - look for the splashy front paws while my back paws are reluctant to leave the sandy bottom. 3. Finally as I lunge to save my tennis ball .... I demonstrate smooth pawfect schnauzer swimming strokes back to shore.
Did you pick all the steps??? Didn't I make it look soooo easy with all my bravery and stuff.
This final video is showing the finale of my lessons - nice and close you can even hear me breathing! Mum is being so careful not to tip waters into the camera!! BOL!
So there you go! I can now tell my "smarty pants" pelicans that I can swims just like them too!!
Whew - that was a huge, wet post huh??!!?? Mum just wants to add that the swimming beach at Port Vincent was beautiful and clear and warm .... it reminded her of swimming in tropical Queensland!
Stay tuned - Pawt 4 is just as exciting!!
PeeS: Frankie Furter - yes I do believe that Squid Ink was historically used in printing and art .... now the peeps squeeze it into pasta and sauces (Yuck says mum!)
PeePeeS: Reilly and Denny's mum - we cannot understand why in the USA you cannot get battered, crisp and delicious fish and chips in paper!! So I asked my uncie who lived in the USA for a while - he said that he and his friend (from Australia) tried to find good ol' fish and chips .... the closest was a chain called "Sea Shantys" and he was most disappointed with what they got there. Apparently you could "ring a bell" as you left if you enjoyed the food ..... and they DIDN'T - so the bell stayed QUIET! BOL!
WE know how good the real McCoy is .... don't we Aunty Bree! When you come back to Adelaide I'll shout you some overlooking Brighton Beach! Pawmise!!