Getting Warmer


As April slides into May, and temperatures climb ever so slowly past frigid, many of us are looking forward to summer with its lazy days around the pool.

(By the way, Cody destroyed that pool not too long after those pictures were taken.)


This little tidbit is in response to Marilyn Armstrong’s photo challenge, Serendipitous Photo Story Prompt #3 on Serendipity.


I love to hear from my readers. You may comment on this post, comment on my Facebook or Twitter pages, or email me at or


Images by Cordelia’s Mom

This entry was posted in Pets, Photography, That's Life and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

18 Responses to Getting Warmer

  1. You made me laugh. We used to have a kiddy pool for the dogs. Destroyed. Got a new one. Destroyed. Gave up. They prefer lolling around in the air conditioning anyhow 🙂


  2. Paul says:

    Ha Dogs are fascinated by man-made pools of water. My landlady had a wonderful rescue dog who lived in a little wading pool that she kept filled for him during the summer. He had a degenerative bone disease and only lived a few years. Although they treated him for pain, you could see him wince sometimes when he put a paw wrong or turned the wrong way. He always seemed so happy when he was laying in his wading pool. We put the pool beside the front porch where we tended to hang out, drink adult refreshments and have deep discussions. He would lay there and his head would swivel back and forth as he followed the conversation with a big sloppy grin on his face..


    • markbialczak says:

      Paul, you managed to make me happy and sad at the same time.


    • Water therapy is often used for dogs with hip problems or arthritis, if the owner can afford it. The water takes the weight off the dog’s joints. My boss had a Golden Retriever which had had a stroke and couldn’t use his hind legs after. The dog had water therapy and improved to the point where he could walk on three legs and kind of gimp along on the fourth – and even with the gimp, he could outrun me if he wanted to.


  3. julie says:

    CODY!!!!!! I love Cody pictures! My poor little dog won’t go in the kiddie pool… He is just too worried he might have to swim. I think ours (kiddie pool) is a little bigger than that,maybe 5′ across, but you should see my 24 yr old daughter lounge in it…..


  4. markbialczak says:

    Cody’s cautious approach would suit Ellie B fine with a kiddie pool, too, CM. She’s then figure out how to collapse the side, as well. 🙂 Great shots here.


  5. This is so funny but feel little sad about the pool. No more fun in the pool !


  6. Pingback: Getting Warmer (Addendum) | Cordelia's Mom, Still

  7. We have a blue one….if it’s not too banged up from the winter. Paw waves from Molly to Cody!


  8. Excellent quality work. Worthy of Tinker at her peak!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.