I mentioned before that Ray likes bathtime, but that isn't a completely accurate statement. Because he associates bathtime with peanutbutter, he is ok with baths, but he doens't love baths. I was doing really well with getting him bathed every Sunday until he developed some stomach issues and I had to keep tweeking his diet to resolve this. That meant, cutting waaaay down on the peanut butter. Luckily for all of us, the stomach is better and we were able to resume bath night. Much to Kevin's amazement, here is how bath time goes: I close all doors upstairs except the bathroom in an effort to to steer the prancing Pit Bull away from the stash of kitty toys. I prepare a nice portion of peanut butter and say to Ray, "Bath time! Let's take a bath!" Whereupon he runs upstairs, and hops into the tub. True story.
But along similar lines, Ray is still not so keen on the pool. He enjoys playing near it and he loves those jets, but getting in is still not at the top of his bucket list. Much to the dismay of the various neighbors and friends who've come to enjoy the pool, I have no intention of forcing the issue or even of speeding it along when it comes to Ray swimming. I've taken him in to the bottom of the steps once and he promptly swam out but nothing more.
Enjoy your weekend!