Let the Swimming Lessons Resume!

What a great day! It was sunny, hot and there was no wind; I had plenty to do at work AND got home early. Then we went to the beach and Tobias reluctantly joined us in the sea.

Tobias is a dog who plays by his own rules. His best friend is a cat. He has no clue why you would throw a stick. He gets you to throw a ball for him but rarely brings it back. He also detests water and will go around puddles lest he get wet feet.

Mr Pigalina perseveres with trying to get Tobias over his phobia and there are times, when he is playing with other dogs and distracted, that he is oblivious as to how much water he is standing in. Swimming lessons last year consisted of us standing on the other side of a stream so he had no choice but to swim across to join us. So far this year the poor boy has been carried into the sea and plonked into the water at winky depth. Poor dog.

Old friend, never leave us again

A friend came to visit today after being very aloof so far this year – the sun. The sun came out for a whole day and the neighborhood set to work in their gardens, went for walks on the beach, read books in the garden and felt good about life.