Saturday, May 1, 2010

Going.... Going.... Gone....



Sue and I took Ellie and Teal'c to Beeston today. We walked along the River Trent, enjoying the Bank Holiday sunshine.

More important, Ellie finally learnt to swim; yes swim as in properly swimming! She's always been a bit wussy over water, preferring just to get her feet wet and letting Teal'd do the grunt work of wading into the deeper water to fetch the ball.

However, today Teal'c went on strike and so Ellie had a choice to make - swim herself or lose her precious tennis ball to the current of the river Trent. The lure of the tennis ball won. Sue and I threw the ball into progressively deeper water until Ellie was swimming around like a pro, even diving in at one point!

Then came the return home. Teal'c may not have been the best ball-retrieving device today, but she still made for a great pillow for a weary Border Collie...

3 comments:

Wendy Coyne said...

Ellie looks so small laying on Teal'c and worn out.

Anonymous said...

Ellie must have something as when I try to lie my head on Teal'c she just grunts and gets up!

achieve1dream said...

Awww those pictures are so cute! Congrats on learning to swim Ellie! I just love watching dogs swim for some reason. :) You're going to be glad you have a smooth coat when it comes to drying off afterward lol.