Tag: Swimming

Day 5 Part 1: Castaway Cay Again!

Our last day on the Disney Dream started with Buffet breakfast in the Enchanted Garden, followed by a leisurely day on Castaway Key. The weather was perfect, and it was a great way to spend our last day.











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Pre-Cruise Relaxation

Beth arrived the day before Catherine and family.  This gave Beth a chance to relax, and make friends with Natasha.  Natasha thought Beth was the best Auntie ever!


After getting up at 4am California time this morning, the Kool Kids arrived in Florida at 5pm. The first plan of attack was a quick change into bathing suits for some pool time. Then sliders and hotdogs, followed by bedtime for a good night’s sleep before tomorrow’s cruise with Mickey.









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Let’s Go For a Swim

We had a great visit with Kathy & Steve.  Natasha thought they were here just for her enjoyment, but she was reasonably well behaved. Kathy took her for walks, and she enjoyed attacking Steve’s silver Nikes.

Lou was testing out the pool heater, so decided to give the pup an intro to the water – in a more controlled fashion then her last “oops, I fell in the pool” routine.  They both had a good time.



If you look closely, you will see there is a dog lying on the perfectly matching stone.


The dog whisperer, convincing his subject she wants to go for a swim (or perhaps the dog is cannoodling a treat):


It’s a standoff …




The victor – Natasha gets a treat (turns out she’s crazy about cooked chicken breast – which makes her “low value” kibble treats not nearly as effective)!


They spent some time playing on the step, just getting used to the water.  Natasha seemed to enjoy the pool, but certainly was most impressed with delicious treats.  We got her dried off just in time for Kathy & Steve’s arrival – although eau-de-wetdog was still in the air.


The next evening, Natasha was throwing a fit because Lou and I were in the spa.  We let her up on the ledge, where she promptly ran around checking everything out.  She then proceeded to walk down my body into the water – where she took several turns swimming back and forth between us.

Feeling pretty cocky, she then pranced around the ledge some more – slipped off about two feet into the pool.  By the time Lou jumped out of the spa to get her, she was swimming to the edge, and had made it safely to the step.  She wasn’t at all traumatized, and was ready to go right back in.  So far, she’s made no attempt to go in the water if we’re not in – but we’re keeping a close eye on her.