When you have a tiny lap dog you are not going to expect them to love to swim or even like to, but we wanted to see If our dog Tinkie even knew how to Doggie Paddle?

We love to go down to Brighton Beach, we are lucky enough to have it close to our house and the kids and I love to skip rocks and search for agates. Every once and a while when we feel adventurous we bring the dogs down and our Chihuahua Tinky decided to come with on a hot summer day.

Knowing she is afraid of the water, we held her above the surface and her natural instinct to dog paddle kicked right in.