Sunday, June 29, 2008

Clesie Learns to Jump in the Pool

Our Yellow Lab Ecclesiastes, aka Clesie, learned how to swim this week. It's great to watch how quickly he learns new things. Not long ago he wouldn't touch the pool water, so one day I gently helped him sit on the first step. After a few hours the curiosity got the better of him and he ventured deeper into the pool. Soon he was venturing down the stairs to retrieve his toys.

I showed him how to jump in from the side of the pool and after a few minutes he was doing it on his own. Now he just loves the pool, and retrieving anything we throw into the pool. He often jumps in just for the fun of it!

"Look dad, I got my eye's on the prize!"

"Got it!"

Clesie's failed attempt to walk on water.

"Dang it, I thought if I had faith as small as a mustard seed I could walk on water."