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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Swimming Lesson and My Prizes from Ben the Rottie.

Dear Pals,
I won some prizes from the contest that Ben had held on his blog to raise funds for Nowzad Dog.
Thank you Ben. This is the first time I have ever won in a lucky draw.

Look at all the pawsome prizes I have received. There is even a packet of cookies for me!

When I spoke to many pups, I notice that lots of them do not know how to swim. I decided to demonstrate it to you.
Are you ready? Here we go...
When you are swimming at the beach/ lake, it is very important for you to check around to ensure the its safe to swim.

First, look to your left. Then, to your right.

and also make sure that there is nothing in front.When you are swimming, it is very important to take note of the following.

1. You have to keep your body straight.
2. Keep your nose above the water all the time.
3. Keep your mouth closed. If not the yucky sea/lake water will get into your mouth and you will be forced to drink it. The sea water taste horrible!!! I have never tasted lake water before but its still not safe to drink water that might contain bacterial that will make us sick.
4. When you swim, relax and move your limbs leisurely as thou you are walking on solid ground. Never panic just because that you don't feel the solid ground under your feet.
5. This is how you should kick your hind legs. Firstly, you draw them towards your body completely.

6. Then you stretch and kick them all the way to the back, as far back as possible. 7. As for your front limbs, just relax and move them as thou you are walking on solid ground. 8. Don't kick your front limbs too hard if not it will cause your back to sink into the water. Did you see how gently I am kicking? You won't even notice that I am moving them if you don't look closely enough. 9. Remember that you have to coordinate your front and hind limbs well in order to swim properly.
Since I do not have my life vest on, I guess I should not be swimming too far away from shore. I have turn back now. Always remember, Safety First!

I hope the above demonstrations helps. That's all for the swimming lesson.If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me.

Do give it a try this weekend!!!

I hope have a great weekend, my friends!




Lady Kaos said...

You're a very good swimmer!

Lady Kaos said...

You're a very good swimmer!

Joe Stains said...

I have a feeling that no matter how hard I tried, I would just sink like a stone!! you look very graceful tho!

Sparky said...


That was a GRRRReat swimming lesson! I'm sure it'll help everyone learn how to swim faster. I just went swimming myself yesterday, but that was by an accident. My ball fell in the water, and then I slipped off a big rock into the water when I tried to get it.


Clover said...

Snowball, you are the best (and cutest) swimmer!! I loved your demonstration. You have some good tips.
Love Clover xo

Simba said...

WOW! You are a really good swimmer.

Simba x

Amber-Mae said...

Congrats on your prize! Oh, you make us proud Snowball...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Faya said...

Congratulations Snowball....
Waouw it looks so easy to swimm when I look at you.... I promise I will try again and again but next year only. It is winter here now and the lake is too cold....thank you Snowball for the swimming lesson !
Kisses, Faya

Maggie and Mitch said...

You're an excellent swimming instructor, Snowball! We love your little ponytails! They're so cute!
Nice pressies from Ben!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Moco said...

Did you teach Michael Phelps how to swim? I would have thought your form is very similar.


Those are great lessons on how to swim. We always panic once we get in the water and then we sink!

Momo and Pinot said...

Wow, very impressive, Snowball!! Thanks for the lesson! You're really a good swimmer unlike me, Momo.

Momo & Pinot

Lorenza said...

Hi, Snowball!
Congratulations on your prize!
I got all your instructions about how to swim.... now I need a beach to practice!
Kisses and hugs

JB's Big World said...

That is a great swimming lesson. I will remember your tips in case I ever have to get my furs wet! Oh, and it always helps to have a topknot on your head too so you can see better, right?

Rambo said...

thanks for the swimming demo. G-Mom won't let us go in the pool now cause the water is too cold. Congrats on the big win. Enjoy all those goodies.

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Thanks for the excellent swimming lesson, can you be my personal trainer?
I miss you, sister!

Abby said...

Hi, Snowball...

You swim soooo well...Thanks for the lesson...

I'll have to wait to try it next summer...It's getting really cold her now...

Abby xxxooo

Lacy said...

w00f's Snowy, u makes it looks sooo not no if me can far mean pawents hasnt tooked me to c..

b safe,

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We think you are a great swimmer and a graceful one too.

Boy n Baby

Maggie said...

uh oh..i dunno whether i can swim or not..never try before eh...
but u really have fun down thee :)

Deetz said...

That was great swimming lessons. I have never swimmed before but now I am not afraid too seeing you do it.

Ashley said...

Thanks heaps for the swimming tips! You'll make a great coach!

BTW, were you at the AVA Pet Roadshow at Expo today? Thought you and your name sounds familiar! :)

ChaCha & Yuki said...

Hey snowball! hahha awesome swimming lesson! how are you? I will be in london for the next 4 years...O_O hahah yea i know..loong time but i'll be back to malaysia during school holidays, will be bac in christmas=)

Joyce(Yuki's hooman)

JB's Big World said...

Snowball, are you still swimming? What have you been up to lately?

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You are a great swimmer. You and Callie would get along great..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie