This is our first time going to Sentosa with frens, though we had been there on our own on two occasions. It's definitely much more fun having company.
Our babies had fun running & playing on the sand, and getting themselves wet. The daddies & mummies (us) joined in their fun & got ourselves all wet & sand all over too.
The most significant & amazing thing is, our darling, our Rossi gal, took the very first plunge of her life! Never in mine & daddy's imagination that darling, who hates water-related activities (baths & rinses), to actually dip in the waters and paddle!
Wow! We never thought we would see this day. But we did! We are so proud of our darling. :)
Initially, she didn't even want to get her paws on the waters. While her other fur frens were dipping & swimming in the waters with their pawrents, she was warily avoiding the waters washing up the shore.
We took some time to walk her up and down along the shoreline. Gradually, she began to get bolder and inch more & more into the waters, wetting her paws at first till she eventually stood with half the length of her hind legs submerged in the waters.
Our frens were also encouraging Rossi gal to join in the water fun with her fur frens throughout, not wanting her to miss out on the fun. When we saw that she was doing much better, we decided to let her have a go in the waters.
One of her fur fren's daddies then came over and offered help with carrying Rossi gal to the deeper part of the waters & holding onto her, while we stood on the opposite to catch hold of her. So nice of milo's papa. Her leash was on, jus in case she needed to be pulled back.
We began with a short distance. Her fur fren's daddy held on to her & let her practise paddling in the waters with her paws and legs first. When he saw that she was doing fine, he then began to release her very slowly till she was paddling on her own.
And that was it. There was no turning back. Our darling began paddling towards us! I was ecstatic. Daddy was smiling from ear to ear. :D Our frens showed their support by cheering her on & shared in our joy when they witnessed her success.
With her success at the short distance, we decided to let her try for a longer distance. And I must definitely take a video of this significant moment.
Here's the video. In the background, our frens were cheering for darling together with us. ^_^
Thanks to our frens' support & encouragement for darling. Glad to have you all around for her first plunge.
This may be common to those, whose dogs naturally love the waters and enjoy swimming. But to us, or at least to me, it is like a miracle. Yes, a miracle. Cos daddy and I know how much Rossi gal hates the water. We were even concerned about the possibility that she might not know how to swim, even though we have seen other fur kids swim like its second nature to them.
However to our delight, our darling can swim and her performance exceeded our expectations. In our hearts, she gets a perfect 10/10 score for her swimming performance. We are very very proud of our little gal. :)
What I'm gonna say in the next paragraph might sound weird or ridiculous or even crazy to some people (especially the skeptics). But I dun give a damn. I'm still gonna say it all the same:
"Seeing my darling gives me hope, that miracles do happen."