Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Canal walk

   This evening we went for a new walk; we went along the canal. I saw so many people! There were so many joggers, walkers, runners and exercising people.
  It was a long walk but I enjoyed it because there were lots of new smells! I could smell some strange smell that seemed to be a lizard smell (a bit like we occasionally have in the apartment) but this was such a strong smell as if it was a really,really big lizard? Hmmm, maybe I need to go the canal again to investigate further. 

Monday, July 27, 2009

Day out at Botanic gardens

WOW! As you can see I'm really full of energy  but...
 We had another great day out today at the Botanic gardens.
I'm getting quite used to be chauffeur drive to places so when the taxi arrived I settled down quietly for a luxury drive to the park. We had lunch first (a yummy bacon treat) then we had a stroll around the park, plenty of trees and grass to smell. 
 Despite it raining, I enjoyed discovering those curious creatures called ducks. I'd like to get really close to one and just...but, I'm sure I will get in trouble if I did! Because it was raining I also got muddy paws and muddy legs which I was very happy to share with my master - all over his shirt on the return journey. :-)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fun on the beach

Swimming sensation in Sentosa

Today I had my first swimming lesson! 

Now I know everyone thinks;"dogs can naturally swim', well, that's true but as a new swimmer, if you've never been in the sea before, you need to know you're in safe hands before taking a 'dip'. In my case, my master and I went into the sea together. He carried me into the water (21kg each time - hehe!) and slowly let me float and then swim back to shore! It was pretty easy, but a new experience is always a bit nervous first time. 
 My adventure began with a ride in my trainer's yellow dog van to the small beautiful island of Sentosa. There, we had the chance to meet lots of other dogs (and their masters). Almost all the other dogs were smaller than me, and so many different shapes and colours. I also discovered the fun of running on huge beach, and...eating sand! (although, I wouldn't suggest you do it, as later in the day you can get tummy trouble!). 
We dipped in and out of the sea about 4 times and it was fun to play with the other dogs, but soon it was time to have a shower and get back in the van, however, it was a great day out...when are we going again? :-)