Last One In Is A Rotten Egg

With a pool in the yard, it was just a matter of time. Guess who took the first swim and now chants “last one in is a rotten egg?”

Is this really a tough quiz?
Is this really a tough quiz?

Once our fencing is finally installed, we will have regular access to the back yard, but not the swimming pool area. Until that time, Hu-Dad closely supervises us to prevent any unexpected swimming. That plan worked great until Sunday when someone took a running leap and dove in.

You do remember Cheoah is the Cherokee word for Otter?

Miss Cheesewhiz didn’t stick a toe in—she leapt through the air and made a dive so spectacular, Olympians would be proud. She came up paddling, headed for the steps and climbed out. When Hu-Dad bent over to make sure she was okay, she shook and shared the cold pool water with him. His appreciation was something to behold.

Ah, the memories of my first swim in the pool.

P.S. – During the photography session for today’s post, Hu-Dad warned her not to repeat the dive.


  1. HokiePack on November 19, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Show those boys ! Go Cheesewhiz!!

  2. Cheryl on November 19, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Jeez Hu-Dad don’t you know girls just wanna have fun??? ????????????????

  3. Kiersten on November 19, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Brilliant, well done Cheoah. What a star.

  4. Susan on November 19, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Hilarious! And she dived in! The matriarch still has some puppy in her!

  5. tammy j on November 19, 2019 at 11:04 am

    OMG! YAAYYY! you go girl! age is only a state of mind!
    you’re my hero! XOXO

  6. Juno's mom on November 19, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Swimming should be good for her joints. Too bad you weren’t ready with a video. :-))

  7. Lori & Izzy Belle Bear on November 19, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Way to go Cheoah!!! ????????????

  8. Sharon Sammons on November 19, 2019 at 7:59 am

    It wasn’t hard to guess knowing Cheoah’s love of water!! 🙂

  9. Jean Burkhardt on November 19, 2019 at 7:40 am

    You go girl Cheoah!!!! I know Hu-Dad doesn’t want you to hurt yourself BUT I am so proud of you sweetie!!! I agree with Rose-swimming is awesome excersise for dogs(and humans)although cold water isn’t fun!

  10. Rose on November 19, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Swimming is great excersise for these dogs! I wish I still had a pool for my girls! Glad cheesy got to enjoy the 1st of many I’m sure! ????????

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