Francescas First Swim

Posted by Francesca

On Martha's blog today, she has written that she served a beautiful lunch to Mary Tedesco and her family at the poolside in East Hampton. After lunch, Mary's daughter, Sienna, wanted to go for a swim. Sienna is a very sweet girl and she asked if Sharkey and I would like to join her for a little dip. We Frenchies don't usually go swimming as we are not built for that kind of activity - you know, big heads and short legs equals SINKER!! But Sienna assured us that she would be right there at all times. See how I did and find out how Sharkey fared on Thursdays post.

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Comments (16)

  • Hi Franny,
    I have missed you and Sharkey but been to sad to post. A child in my Mama's family passed away a few weeks ago and as she types my posts to you for me she was to sad to write.
    I have never gone swimming in a pool all my fur would clog up the drain but I would love to give it a try. I have gone to the ocean and ran along the shore. It appears you had a fun time in the Lily Pond pool, I heard your Mama talking about your adventures on the radio today. How you sunk to the bottom bet you were scared, good thing you had you buddies there to help you out HA!
    My Mama called in to talk with your Mama today so that's how I know you had your first pool adventure, Sharkey did too and your Mama said Sharkey was a good swimmer and you were a fast one.

    Enjoy your week - keep cool!

    Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow

  • Francesca - isn't swimming a lot of work not to mention scary. Your friend Sienna stayed close by just like my mom does with me. My legs seem to go a mile a minute but I go no where. She won't let go of me until I'm right at the steps and I can climb out. The big Labs won't swim in the pool but they love to run and get wet on the safety cover in the winter - go figure that one out.

    Does your mom have a life vest for you? I've never tried wearing one of those in the pool. I wonder if it would make swimming a little more fun for us Frenchie's?

    Zoe

  • Hello Ladies, Kirby here.
    Swimming isn’t my thing either. I don’t like to get wet; not even a bath. There are some things, in this life, one must put up with. I guess baths are just one of them. I didn’t know I could swim until one day it was so hot I went into the water and found myself in over my head. It’s always nice to know what to do just in case you fall into the water; in your case the pool.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Hello Ladies,
    Franny, swimming sounds fun. The closest I get is bubbles in the tub. My doctor said never, never can I go swimming. It would be the end of me. To live with a lab that swims every chance she gets isn't easy.Glad to see you have conquered it. Take care.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Francesca, you could wear a life preserver and enjoy floating around the pool, the next time. You could even take a nap and stay afloat! Just don't wear one in open water, or you could be mistaken for a buoy or carried out to sea and end up as shark bait or swept away to a place where nobody knows where you are, or drift into the path of an ocean liner, or......Mom is telling me to stop scaring you and come eat my breakfast! Bye...

  • You guys are hysterical. Hope you like the water Francesca. We like the beach! We also have a pool!! But the water is only to our ankles. Check out our website, we look like you guys

  • Hello Friends,

    Congratulations Francesca! You are far braver than I. I don't know how to swim, much to the dismay of my baby brother and sister who always try and drag me into the pool. I'm glad you had a friend to help you.

    I think swimming is overrated. It messes up your hair, could potentially cause a sunburn and skin cancer in the future, and it gets water up your nose. I'm a land lover myself--hats off to you Francesca for at least giving it a try.

    I look forward to tomorrow and reading what Sharkey thought.

    XO,

    Fisher Jimmy

  • Francesca,

    Are you back to your old self and feeling better? You must be, otherwise I doubt you would have wanted to go for a swim! Well, I'm thrilled that you are well and recovered form that old icky lime disease! Thank doG!

    I was dreaming a little dream about us swimming together (you know I have those webbed feet, 'quack! quack!') in a beautiful bright blue lagoon with coconut tress and mello yello vines woven around everywhere...and all for the picking! (You know the mello yello vine yelds the fruit that mello yello, my favorite soda, comes from.)

    We took lots of photographs to show Sharkey, who was off on her own play land with that flirty dog she met at the dog park. Anyway, I love how cute you look when you're all wet...hold still right there...'click!'. That's gonna be a great shot!

    Thanks for the swim, little dream puff! :)

    PS. Boy, that Sienna sure looked like her mom! Both very beautiful! Love the wet, red hair!

    And can't wait to see how Skarkey fared in the blue pools of East Hampton!

  • Hello Francesca and Sharkey: Mrs. Bosley Chow Chow, I am so sorry to hear of the child who passed away. I know that your mom and you are very sad now. I like children.

    I see that you like the water Francesca, but I don't like it too much. Mommy bought me a small child's pool and filled it and tried everything to get me in there, but I would not get in. Oh well, it is gathering mildew in the back yard. Guess I wouldn't have a choice if there was a big pool and mom was in there too. It is very hot here today. I think, I'll go have a quick nap. Take care. Love, Gracyn.

  • Hi, pretty little thing! Look at you go (or at least try)! It was good that Sienna watched over you, so you could experiment to see if indeed you COULD swim! Awww! Poor little wet girl! The Lord didn't equip you with swimming as one of your strong points, did He?! You go get dry, babygirl...we'll see how well Sharkey fared - a little later in the week. Awww! =^..^=

  • Hi, pretty little thing! Look at you go (or at least try)! It was good that Sienna watched over you, so you could experiment to see if indeed you COULD swim! Awww! Poor little wet girl! The Lord didn't equip you with swimming as one of your strong points, did He?! You go get dry, babygirl...we'll see how well Sharkey fared - a little later in the week. Awww! =^..^=

  • Mr Darcy, a cock-a-poo, loves to swim, too!

  • Francesca! Swimming? I'm glad Sienna took good care of you. I don't think you liked the water too much. Being a retriever, I love the water. I like to jump in the lake, river, you name it. Then it's home for a bath.
    Comet

  • Now I understand why I've never been able to swim or float -- my head is too big and my legs are too short!

  • Hi Frannie! You and Sharkey have so much fun! Our silly sister Sadie was walking by the pool with Mommie one day just after she'd had surgery and she dove into it! Pugs also sink like a stone, but Mommie pulled her out just like that with her leash. Whew! Hope you're feeling better Frannie. -Truman and Missy too.

  • that was nice of Sienna to help you swim...maybe you can get those floater wings and put them on to help you stay afloat...looks like a fun day!

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