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Pool Pictures

If you are interested, and have a high speed connection, you can watch Barqs and Pepper learning to swim. It's amazing how instinctual swimming is for dogs.

Pepper swimming (2 MB)

Barqs swimming (2 MB)


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Jul. 23rd, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
Pools are so much fun!
Jul. 23rd, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC)
Sure, outside of the daily chemicals, bug skimming, and things like that *laugh*

Yes, totally worth it though. So much fun.

Next year, I think I might just save up a few hundred and get the bigger pool. You can get the same KIND of pool we have, only 18 feet across and 4 foot deep for less than $300, or you can get one 18 feet across and four feet deep with the metal sides for a couple of hundred more. Maybe we'll move up to that next summer, and set it up right after the crawfish boil so we have more time to enjoy it before it gets REALLY hot around here.
Jul. 23rd, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, or not. I just looked at the backyard, and I don't think I have another 6 feet of level ground. I would have to haul in a LOT of sand to have a pool another six feet across *sigh*. Sometimes, I hate the slope of my backyard. Who am I kidding? I have always hated the slope of our backyard. :)
Jul. 23rd, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
Too cute!
And the clip of Barq's swimming adventure made me giggle - that little tongue just hanging out and his (?) legs were still trying to swim even after your husband picked him up!
If I could only get Ebony to do the same thing...
Jul. 23rd, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC)
I was surprised, because outside of baths (which are in the sink with a sprayer) she's never been IN water. Neither one of them had. They just automatically started swimming! I'm sure Ebony would do the same thing.
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Jul. 26th, 2005 02:58 am (UTC)
I didn't know about that. I'm going to try it out. Thanks for posting that tip.
Jul. 24th, 2005 12:27 am (UTC)
speaking of pools (!) we ended up at the Dallas World Aquarium today -- the one near The West End, not the one in Fair Park. There's lots to see: even 2 dozen penguins or so, who must feel so much at home in Dallas in July .. today's temp was what - 101F? Balmy!!
Jul. 26th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
What did you think of the Mundo Maya exhibit?

Black-footed penguins are subtropical birds, so I'd guess they like the weather here more than I do.
Jul. 26th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
Confusion, Melissa!

I saw the signs about [Mundo Maya] but not sure if I saw it -- I'm guessing I did, but on Saturday we were very much under the control of The Crowd .. being manuevered in one direction, then another. When they say "immersion" perhaps they meant the entire place has been woven into this exhibit? Their website talks about an "8 story" exhibit, but since the building's only 4 stories tall, I'm not sure what's what.
Jul. 24th, 2005 06:53 am (UTC)
awwwww... look at your little puppy!
Jul. 26th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
Aren't those things just the bomb! I love ours. Be careful about letting the dog swim in it though. There's something about animals that kill your pool chemicals.
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