Saturday, July 5, 2008

No Lifeguard on Duty

This is Clyde.


Clyde likes to swim. Or closer to the truth, Clyde is obsessed with swimming. His love for the pool does not, however, make him the type to dive right in. Once a PERSON enters the pool, Clyde will stand by the steps and do a tippy-toe dance as he works up the nerve to get wet. In the meantime, he runs laps around the pool. So while you relax on any variety of flotation device, soaking up the rays and delighting in the occasional breeze, you are circled by a 100 lb. highly enthused beast, whose sole focus is the water that engulfs you. Imagine the African plains, a zebra, and a lion. You get the picture.

But you will not be afraid. You will be too busy giggling. Because in between running laps, Clyde will occasionally stop to dip one paw in the pool, then back out and resume his laps.

Almost In... Working his Way into the Pool

One paw on the first step. Lap, lap, lap. Two paws on the first step. Lap, lap, lap. One paw on the second step. Lap, lap, lap. Two paws on the second step. Lap, lap, lap. Rinse and repeat. Until finally, this happens:


But the laps don't stop here. This is only the beginning. Because now Clyde begins his laps IN the pool. And long after everyone has dried off and the swimsuits have been wrung out, someone hopes beyond hope that there are more laps to be had....


(Also, I posted about some unfinished t-shirt totes I finally completed over at Create-a-Day, so go check them out).


la said...

Oh Clyde! That's so cute :)

anymommy said...

I think I'm in love with Clyde. Awesome. Visiting from all mediocre.

The Introvert said...

Awww. What a beautiful dog. Makes me really miss mine :(

P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog!