Doggie Paddle! Dogs (and Cats) Splish Splash by the Pool
They’re armed with sunblock, goggles and towels – and ready for the deep end!
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Full Name: Boomer Cakes. Owner: Kristin Swearingen (JonahTalousse). Occupation: Sitting on the raft in the pool and getting as much sun as possible.
He really enjoys hanging out in the pool. As long as he doesn’t get wet. He really doesn’t want to get wet. Capiche?
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Sonny aspires to one day scuba dive in Belize’s Blue Hole, and figures it’s a good idea to become a really strong swimmer first.
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What do you mean, I can’t have my treat and hold the tennis ball at the same time? Not fair!
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Drying off the only way she knows how: reading the latest issue of PEOPLE while waiting for the sun to work its magic.
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This is called kiddie pool sabotage, Mr. Rusty! Kim Stewart’s (kimb3rlymarie) puppy didn’t want to swim, he wanted a drink.
Whoever said cats don’t like water never met Mezu, whose name comes from the Japanese word for water. Manifest destiny, anyone?
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Water, water everywhere –but Julie Lane’s (chicky) Australian shepherd just wants to be dry. I’m a dog, get me out of here!
What do you mean it’s getting dark? There’s still some sun out – please don’t make me go back inside.
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This little guy just wants to make sure he’ll be safe in the event of an emergency, ergo the life vest.
Hey, why can’t I dive into this thing? Terri Dranger (drangeta191), can we get some help for this pooch? The pool is broken!
50 laps! This pointer is exhausted. Natalie Garris (luvmy5dogs) says her pooch loves to cool off this way after a hot day.
So, you’re telling me this isn’t a toxic poison well? I don’t believe you.
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Ozzie has really learned to embrace the idea of a laid-back lifestyle.
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It’s okay, Amber. You’re going to make it. This is how every dog learns to swim.
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Who needs a life raft? That’s for commoners. Jewel is a princess and only floats on human arms.
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Long jump? Cassie Colville’s (cassiecollville) dog is such a show-off.
Mom, is it true what they say about the blue dye?
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