Friday, October 24, 2014

A Day at the Pool

Here I am arriving at my swim center, Waterworkz.

Watch me paddle...

Then Erika carries me back down to the end of the pool so that I can get my chicken treat.

Then I swim back down to the other end of the pool.  
I usually swim the length of the pool an average of 11 times.
My dad claps his hands and walks along the side of the pool, encouraging me. 

A couple of times during my half hour session, Erika "floats" me. Basically, this means she cradles me so all my legs are floating and I'm weightless. It feels pretty nice. 

Ah Erika, are you sleeping?

After a few more swims, Shannon comes in to help Erika.

Then I get my initial toweling off. I like this because I get rubbed all over.

Then its off to the second drying area where I get blow dried and brushed out.

Then I go outside, all dried and fluffy and Erika gives me a little treat and a kiss.

And then it's back in my car kennel for the ride back 
home for a short rest, and then out for a much longer walk. 

And that's what happens every Sunday.


  1. what a great sunday you have - they should have Olympic swimming for dogs - you would win !

  2. We think you are one special dog! You never give up, and love your life no matter what obstacles you have to over come. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. OH SAMMY.... you must simply LOVE Sundays... What a wonderful time you must have... that Erica is so KIND and GENTLE with you... THIS is just BEAUTIFUL to see. THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH fur SHARING your SPECIAL SUNDAY SWIM with us.

  4. Wow Sammy that looks like a great work out!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  5. LOVED this post Sam! It was fun seeing you swim and seeing how much you are loved by Erika and Shannon! I will be thinking of you this Sunday:)
    Blessings, Aimee

  6. You've got a great Sunday routine going, Sam! It sure looks like fun!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  7. Wow Sam, what a treat Sundays must be. A nice swim, a blow dry, treats and all those nice people givin' you love. And you'll probably do it all again today! Hope you enjoy it Sam, you deserve it.

  8. Wow Sam, you are a good swimmer!

  9. Sammy you are super cool at swimming, you are just so adorable. We are back now after being AWOL for so long. The old girls much better now :) xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie