Zoe Helps Mom Swim

Zoe’s never been outside when I’ve been swimming before, so she kept me company. And did a little gardening at the same time. While we were conversing, I held her for awhile and dipped her in the pool, which seemed not to bother her at all. I then held my hands under her and she swam a couple of strokes to the edge of the pool and pulled herself out. I helped a bit. She was too young before but soon I want to try her for a bit longer distance to be sure she knows how to get out of the pool in an emergency. I don’t leave her out in that area when I’m gone––only when I’m here within eyeshot and she’s with the older dogs. She now sometimes sleeps with them in “their” room as well. 

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

16 thoughts on “Zoe Helps Mom Swim

  1. Martha Kennedy

    She’s adorable. I had a golden retriever named Kelly. I took her to Dog Beach in San Diego (Ocean Beach) At first she was afraid of the water. I held her up until she got her legs and then! Wow! She body surfed next to me for hours. ❤

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Ha.. She was pretty comfortable from the beginning. I was the one who was afraid she’d be hurt by something so introduced her slowly to her new environment and the other animals. They all took it pretty much in their stride and she’s never been frightened of anything except the door opening onto her foot.

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