Saturday, July 27, 2013

More Swimming

 Kelsey is still learning to be in her new pool.  She won't climb in by herself; but, once in, she loves to look for her Zuke's treats.

making a plan to get her cookie...Mmm that sure looks yummy!

Kelsey has also learned to blow bubbles as she "dives" for her cookie.  Her first "dive" is always a little hesitant; but, after that first one, she is always more confident.

She started in super shallow water.  As Kelsey has become more comfortable, I have added more water to her pool.

Kelsey has also been practicing jumping into her pool when it is empty.  I am hoping that this will boost her confidence.  She now jumps in very willingly when it is empty.  When we go outside, she often checks her pool for treats before exploring the yard.  And, the other afternoon, she climbed in and wanted to sunbathe in her empty pool (she did not want to come out).

 This is what Kelsey still thinks of swimming though!
I know she is starting to love it because she is getting so much more confident.  We like to keep our sessions short and relaxed.  And, I know it helps her to cool off from the So Cal sun and feel good because she is such a happy girl after her swim.  And an update...Kelsey did climb in once this week with the help of peanut butter!  It took a lot of encouragement and patience, but I saw so proud of her.  I hope we repeat that again soon.

And a final call for voting and sharing support.  There are only a few more days to get your votes in and share (if you have a place to).  Kelsey is in the Kauffman's Animal Health calendar contest on Facebook.  It is super easy...all you have to do is click HERE and "like" Kelsey's picture.  You do not have to sign up for anything or even like that page.  If you want to share it on Facebook, that would be wonderful too (or if you would like to use this picture and provide a link to the contest that is fine too).  I would love to see Kelsey's picture in that calendar.  Thank you to all of you who have already helped...we appreciate you lots!


  1. Have a super Saturday and stay cool Kelsey and we know by the end of Summer you will love your pool.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Have fun in your pool diving for treats!!

  3. It's great she will dive for treats!! Daisy just looks at me and wags her tail like "Mama!! Rescue the treat, please!". LOL

  4. Way to go Kelsey. I to started very slow to love water. I am headed over to give you my vote.

  5. I hope Kelsey gets in the calendar. She is the perfect calendar girl. It looks like she is doing a super job with her pool.