The Swimming Greyhound

(Mama says that when I am writing on my blog, I don’t have to use good and proper English like I do when I write a book. Most likely younger people won’t be reading my blogs, so I get a chance to talk in my own way.)

Ah so loves my swimming pool. Daddy Harve and Mama really went tru lots of trubbles to finds a swimming pool dat Ah wuld like. One dat da sides didn’t jiggle. Once it was home, Ah am in heven. Ah go out eberday and justs stands in it nd watches da birds andda squirrels and da clouds go by. 1958485_10201737125610048_950907962_n Yes, Ah do lay downs in it and stretches out. Ah don’t cares how cold it is outsides, Ah am going to go into ma pool. IMG_1252

One day Mama asked if Ah tought Ah wuld like to goes swimmin in a big pool over at Kelly’s houz. (She is Mama’s daughter case youz forgots.) Ah tink, well, maybes Ah could gets in a bigger pool. Mama buyeds me a lifes jacket so dat when Ah can’t tuch da bottom Ah won’t drownded.aIMG_9179 She putz on hers swimming suit. Ah’m not quites sure why shez haz to do dat. Ah don’t puts on a swimming suit when Ah gets into da pool. Daddy Harve and me and Mama takes Moonbeam (ya remembers she is da car friend weze has dat took us all fors a ride to find Bears house) and we drivez to Kelly’z. Weze leavez Gigi home. Shez is not happy abouts dat, but she gets an extra Busy Bone so shez decides since shez doesn’t like my pool she will juzt fines.

We gets out and goes into da backyard. Kelly keeps her dogz in da houz so dey don’t gets in da way. Mama stands on da step of da pool. Wow – it is really big. Slowly Ah walkz over to da edge and peerz over. Dere is a lots of waters in dis pool. Ah don’t knows about dis. Mama convinces me to starts down da step. Well – it is cooler dan my pool and feels really goods on mys feets. Mama has aholds of ma life jacket and talks to me. Ah am glads dat she and Kelly is right der wiff me. We takes another step and most of me is in da water. So – dis is ok. Ah walks a little farther and den I can’t feels da bottom so der is no place to puts my feets. Ah’m not toos sure of dis. Ah starts to swim wit Mama on one side and Kelly on da other side of me. Hey – looks at me Ah’s swimming. aIMG_9181At least over to da side. Mama talks to me and we slowly moves down da side of da pool until Ah can once again puts my feet on da bottom. Ah am exhausted.aIMG_9184

But, Ah did it!!!!  Ah swimmed in da big pool.  Once!  Ah think Ah will stick to ma little pool in ma backyard.

Author: Suzanne Wagstaff-Gibson

Suzanne Wagstaff-Gibson is the owner of Gigi, Mayflower, Bear, Moonbeam and Jiffy. Her writings are based on the lives of her dogs. All of the photographs in the books are taken by her. She lives with her husband, Erwin Harve Gibson, Sr. in McKinney, Texas.

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