Monday, 30 July 2012

The Paddling Pool

Hallo Bloggy friends! Trilby here (that's me in the middle) - Magic is so busy training for her next Olympic event that she's letting me tell you about a strange thing that appeared in our garden yesterday. It was a sort of squashed up plastic parcel in the beginning but after air was pumped into it - suddenly it was huge and then got filled with water! We thought it was a big drinking bowl but the peeps kept telling us to get in! Well we weren't going to do that and get our paws wet :-( but then the peeps threw toys in and then...treats! Can you see the ones that sank?

When he saw there were treats Crybbe came out and said "Leave it to me, I'll fish them out"
But he couldn't reach them and they kept floating away or even sinking :-(

Well after a bit of us all sitting watching him, Crybbe thought there was only one thing for it..and he got in!

After that he wouldn't let us get in until he had got all the bits that were floating. He couldn't get the ones that sank though..and he wouldn't let us try. So Judith took him indoors and tried to get us to have a go:

Well my Mum, Magic tried hard to reach the treats without getting in but I knew she wouldn't make it and my Aunty Caoimhe was definitely not having anything to do with paddling I thought I would just go for it:

I wasn't going to risk all 4 paws to start with but it wasn't too bad so..

I got in and when I couldn't hook the treats out with my paw I just had to go underwater to get them:

My beard got a bit wet as you can see but I did clean up with the treats and no-one else dared follow me :-). Aoife thought she might have been able to get them out by letting out the water over the side but she wasn't allowed to get away with that! So I quite enjoyed it in the end but me and Crybbe were the only two to get our paws wet. If it stays sunny next weekend I may get another chance to dive for treats! Goodbye for now- Trilby


  1. How fun!! I like the idea of having the dogs bobbing for treats too!

  2. That looks like great fun Trilby. You and Crybbe were very brave.
    I bet the next time the big water bowl is out, you'll be head first in there for the treats. You'll have to tell your Mum Magic that there's nothing to be afraid of.

    It's funny how dogs are with water. My Amber loved swimming, but Annie won't even dip her toes in the water. We live by the sea and it's wasted on Annie :-)

  3. Sometimes we dive for treats. Tube steaks are good (hotdogs) but we never have to get all the way in, because we don't have a pool.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. Oh great fun, Tess has started going in our pond!! to cool off, mom wouldn't mind but she chews the plants!!
    We saw you and Magic in the couch potato peeling so cute, lovely photo.
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  5. Hello Trilby and gang!

    You look like you were very brave entering the paddling pool, sorry about your wet beard! Your growing into a very very fine lad :)

    Dante, Daisy Boo & Sampson

  6. Thank you so much for your comment, on my Daisy. I must apologize, Magic as I've accidentally deleted it, rather than published. (Dealing with a dull migraine today.)

    Could I trouble you to add the comment once more?

    Thanks again,


    1. No problem. I will post again xx

  7. Oh Trilby!!! You're such a doll! LOL. What an adventurous and happy little puppy you are.

    Are those special floating treats?

    We miss you!

    By the way, I was hoping to send you a pretty card but I couldn't so I would like to make you a header and am hoping to get solo pictures of the gang (full face frontal). Can you send them through haopee[at]gmail[dot]com?

    Huggies and Cheese,


    1. Thank you so much - I will send photos :-)

  8. what a great idea, using treats! i wonder if it would work with my two?

  9. We can see how much fun you guys shared!! Thanks for brighten our day!

    Momo & Pinot xo