The Pool: This is How We Do in Tanzania

Everyone knows it’s hot in Africa and so sometimes us dogs need a nice way to cool down in the heat.  Back in America my big sister Greta has a pool that she uses in the summer to cool down when she gets too hot.

Greta in her girly pink pool

Greta and my late Aunt Tobi in their pool

















Unfortunately, in Tanzania, we don’t have the luxury of going to a store to buy a dog pool, so we take matters into our own hands.  Mr. Marcel and Damien came up with the brilliant idea of digging a pit in the driveway and filling it with water to create a pool.  Now, Farley loves the pool because he’s still too young to care about his appearance, however I’m a bit more discerning.  So, while this pool is a cool idea and I’ll occasionally indulge, mostly I like to lounge poolside and watch Farley enjoy the water because in actuality this pool has become mud pit!

Me and Farley at our African pool

Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Post navigation

5 thoughts on “The Pool: This is How We Do in Tanzania

  1. Mary Sutterby

    Looks like the “big muddy” to me Tito. You will need a hosing down after a dip in that.

  2. How about getting one huge shallow pot? There must be something like that over there. Laundry basket?

  3. gramn

    Hi Tito, Grandpa says, “tell your mom to find a big old inner tube (Make sure it doesn’t leak), blow it up.Then tape a large piece of plastic to it fitting it down in to make a big bowl. I think an big old tire would work too.Fill it up and there’s your pool. ” Hope this is doable as it would be a lot better then your mud puddle. 🙂

  4. Pingback: Goodbye Mr. Marcel « titotravels

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 )

Google photo

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

Twitter picture

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

Facebook photo

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

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: