Some people can sit and stare mesmerized for hours at a campfire. The flickering flames like snapping tentacles lapping at the onlookers relentlessly. Much like a snake charmer. The little dances in the fire can hypnotize. Water has the same effect on me…I love the water. No matter my current mood, whenever I am near a lake, my attitude turns several degrees to the positive. I’m not sure how old I was when I first felt waters magical effect but it goes back as long as I can remember.
Benson was a winter baby and while he likes water…at times…I don’t see him displaying a passion for it. He loves snow though and when the wintry conditions hit, he, can stay out side for hours, ruminating on all of the fantastic uses of the cold, white powder. Amelie is different. From the moment we gave Ami her first bath, we knew she had a special bond with water…like her father and his father before him. She can play all day in the water. Put her in the backyard and immediately she goes the the water table we have set up.
Since Benson is 1 1/2 years older than Amelie, he tends to dominate her in most situations…with the exception of 2 arenas. At night, as Ben starts to wind down, Ami shifts into a second gear…berserker! She will definitely be a night owl. The second domain where she rules is water. Throw them both in the bathtub and soon, Ami will start splashing like a maniac…hence the Tsun”Ami” reference. Benson usually asks to be taken out as soon as the mayhem begins.
To highlight Amelie’s love of water, I just wanted to share a few of my favorite pics of her in water…enjoy!