I couldn't get pictures of them while they were in the pool, because my hands were quite full! They both got in by stepping on the very big, shallow step. Lucy was a little more spunky about it than Ricky. He's a cautious boy, but there is nothing wrong with that! He got brave and was walking around on the step, and then fell off at the one edge of it that doesn't have a step beyond it, but instead goes right into be the official swimming area. Oh no! His head went under! But it was very brief, because I was right there to help him get his bearings straight.
He and Lucy both did a little dog paddle stroke by the time we were done. The falling off the step episode was pretty scary for little Ricky, but I wanted to make sure he got in and was successful. And he was!
|"Swimming made us tired and thirsty!"|
Well, I am a bit of an over-protective mother at this stage and I do way to much Googling! My ipad was right next to me, and the next thing I knew, I was perusing the internet about "water in lungs- puppy". (Water in lungs? Yes, somehow I came up with that!)Very scary stuff! I got out of the tub, got Ricky and coddled him for hours. I even got him up in the bed with me and Fermin which is typically not allowed. By Fermin, obviously. Not me.
Fermin was tired- of me, and just from his long day at work. He's also not a worrier by nature. So he told me to put Ricky in his crate- that he would be fine. Reassuring me that Ricky had been eating, drinking, breathing fine and would get it worked out, whatever it was.
And thank god! He was right! The next morning, Ricky was as good as new.
So we all look forward to our next swim. I'll keep my eye out for Ricky a little better this time, and there will be know "head under water" swimming--- only doggy paddle!
|"I'm a survivor!"|