Sunday, June 22, 2008

My Pool and My Rollerblades

Yesterday was really hot, so Mommy and Daddy decided to finally set up my pool. The verdict is that I do not like it! Maybe I will change my mind when the water gets warmer, but right now it is freezing!

I was very helpful during the set-up process, especially the pumping part. Here I am encouraging Mommy to pump more efficiently:
But then when Daddy put the hose in and started filling it with water, I started to get a little concerned. And then when I saw my pink lifejacket come out, I was downright worried. This next picture was taken shortly after my brief encounter with the 65 degree water. As you can see, Mommy is smiling, but clearly I AM NOT!!!
I would like to say for the record that I valiantly attempted to swim by kicking my little legs as fast as I could. Mommy was holding my lifejacket handle the whole time (about 8 seconds), so I knew I wouldn't drown, but it was just too cold and wet! I think we have to get a solar pool cover.

Today was much cooler, so Mommy and Daddy taught me how to rollerblade! At first I didn't quite have the hang of it because I was not used to my chariot going so fast. But then I realized that it was pretty awesome!
The best window to look out of is the bottom one, because you can lie down while you take in the view. Daddy pushed on the way there, and Mommy pushed on the way back. After a fair and impartial decision making process, I have come to the conclusion that Mommy provides a smoother ride.

While the ride is very smooth, I am not sure that Mommy has the best rollerblading technique. But check out how we zoom right through that stop sign. That's called a California Roll, baby!!!

I hope everyone else had as good a weekend as I had!

Bye for now,
Poppy the Little Blonde Rollerblading Chihuahua


Shmoo said...

Wow! You get a riding coach and everything! My humans tried that rollerblading thing except they hooked Nikki (the queen before me) and Nova (old guy-guy) to leashes and wanted them to pull her. After the skin grafting, she learned never to rollerblade behind huskies.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Poppy!
You had a great weekend! I love to be in the pool. I hope you get warmer weather soon so you will enjoy being there swimming!
That rollerblade race looks pawesome too!
Kisses and hugs

Rambo said...

Hi Poppy,
it looks like you have alot of fun riding in your buggy. I wish I had one. I went in the pool yesterday too and it felt good. Maybe when the water warms up you will like it better!

meemsnyc said...

The pool looks great! Wow, rollerblading, how fun!!

Daisy said...

Poppy, maybe you will enjoy the pool more when it gets warmer. That rollerblading ride looks very exhilarating! I have the same stroller (in blue), but we never go that fast.

Sharon said...

That looks like a lot of fun, Poppy! You are a lucky chi to have such a great royal carriage to ride in. ;)

Sarah K. said...

The boys don't LOVE the pool either - but when it is so hot, they have to cool down somehow!

Pedro said...

Wow Poppy, your humans sure do love you!!! A swimming pool and rollerblading! Lucky dawg!


well... said...

Oh gosh darn it, Poppy - you are SO FRICKIN' CUTE in your chariot!!!

And I'd be terrified of that pool too. With or without the "p"... although it would probably have a little more after I was in there a while.


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65 - sounds warm to me. In England, when it's 65, we head off to the beach where we go in the sea that is 50. We get cold.

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Petra said...

I don't like pools either, Poppy, but you sure look like you're having fun rollerblading! I could see you showing your mom where to go!

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

I don't think the same laws for drivers applies to roller bladers...does it?

I wouldn't like the pool either!

Ruby Bleu said...

All hail the California Roll...woot! My mom is an expert at it!!! You look very cool in your rollerblading chariot!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Deefor said...

Hi Poppy
What a life! You have a pool. And a chariot to go rolling in. Your mom is like the dog whisperer! The Pampered Poppy.


Mack said...

You are a bladin' babe!!

Yeah, Mom thinks we'll like our pool when it gets hotter (if that's possible) but I have my doubts!

Mom is thinking about buying Lilly one if those chariots. Were you scared of it at first?

Team Tabby said...

It prolly won't take much time for the water in da pool to warm up, then you will love the new pool. You and your beans hadda lot of fun rollerblading!

Mindy & Moe

Murphey said...

Awesome rollerblading there Poppy and a California rolling stop, yup, my lady knows all about those!