There’s a game I like to play at the park, well, one particular game in fact. I like a lot of games, but this one is pretty cool, and it’s just me and my pal. And we’ve got a pool. It’s a little one, just big enough for me to make the splash.
I discovered this game recently when we were out playing in the park. There was a pool full of water, and I saw a small pup racing around super fast, just faster and faster, and then splash! Right into the pool that little rascal went and made water go everywhere.
Well of course, I just had to see what this was like. It almost might seem like it’s a bath, but it’s not, and that’s because you get to make the splashes and no one gets mad and there’s no soap either. Therefore, it is not the same, and you can have all the fun you want under the sun.
So I just had to try it. I like to run, so I had that covered, but come to find out, you gotta have the right timing for the splash too. Needless to yelp, I did a flip into the pool the first time because my paws decided to slip out from under me and I tripped over the edge of the pool and landed in nose first. It was still fun though.
The next lap I took was a really good one, my friend cheering me on as I raced across the grass. But still, those paws of mine were not in time with my floppy ears and I did a nice roll into the pool. It must have looked good, I know because I was there and my friend was clapping and laughing like I did the good thing.
But it was not good enough. I wanted to have the nice splash I had seen the other pupper do earlier. So smooth and fantastically accurate timing. I knew what I had to do. I was going to run and run and then jump before I got to the pool. Yes, that’s it, why wait until the last moment when I could speed things up a little.
After I shook off the water, I took off across the grass and made a lap. Then another lap until my speed was just right. Then before I made it to the pool, I jumped. I could feel my ears flapping in the wind, my whiskers were telling me I was flying, and such a wonderful feeling it was indeed. And then SPLASH!. I did it, I slid around in the pool for a perfect landing, wiggling around to cool down after a grand success. Very nice.
I did many more of these splashes until I was too tired to go on. It made for a great day at the park though, such a fun game. So simple, and yet so much fun. Maybe it’s not for all dogs, I know I’ve met a few that didn’t like to get wet at all, and it’s sure not for the cat. But it’s for me, and my pal thinks it’s great too. But I can’t help but wonder if there are other games like this, perhaps I’ll spot a some next time I’m at the park.