2 Off of My Bucket List


Those of you who know me for a while, know I don’t like bodies of water. Water is for drinking, period. It belongs in a small bowl. I don’t like oceans, ponds, lakes, rivers, pools or even puddles. When the ground is damp outside, I don’t go there but I create an indoor puddle.

The peep came to me and said, “Kyla, you need to take something off your bucket list.” I knew I was in for it. “You should go into a large body of water, what’s it gonna do to you? Kill you?”. Now I know I only have a few months left, but the gallows humor was NOT appreciated. I said that if I went into the pool and touched the bottom, would He please not bring up stuff like oceans again. He agreed and said that not only that, I’d get an extra treat every day of my life. We agreed on what that would be.

I gathered the troops and gave Kaci and Kali a list of things to get. They got them-it was a lot of work:


and a lot of patience


But we got it done. “Eureka! I’ve knocked 2 things off my bucket list”. Kaci said, “What was the other, outsmarting the peeps? You do that all the time.”


“No, Kaci. I’ve always wanted to pee in the pool”.

About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

63 comments on “2 Off of My Bucket List

  1. OMD OMD You PEED in the Pool…. THAT is grrrrreat. WE are very much Proud of THAT ONE.

  2. Such bravery on so many levels.

  3. BOL Kyla!

    I used to luv bein in da pool so much dat I wouldn’t get out when I needed to go and I pooped da pool a couple times. But den I learned dat ended all da pool playin for da day, so I stopped dat one.

  4. Bwahahahahahahaha, I’ve always wanted to pee in the pool. I laughed out loud.

    Have a woof woof day. My best to your humans. šŸ™‚

  5. Baaaaaaawwwwwaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhaaaaaaaaa! High Paws!

  6. Barharhar…your one sneakie pup Sweetie!

    The Mad Scots

  7. In Florida, if you empty the pool, it can pop up out of the ground because the water table is so high. I have a feeling that Sophie will be going into the pool next summer. She doesn’t seem to mind the water.

  8. BOL!! OMD, you peed in the pool?! PAWSOME! I’m with you gurl…no water for this gal! She bought me a kiddie pool once..and I looked at her and said ‘if you like it so much, YOU get in it!’ It did, however, make a pawsome water bowl!
    Anyhu, I REALLY wanna come overs and pee in your pool too…I’ve had a lot of margaritas! ā˜ŗ
    Ruby ā™„

  9. Hey, I distinctly remember you saying that Scotties walked on water. I smell a rat…wait a minute…that’s not a rat….that’s dog pee in the pool!

  10. You are my HERO, you go girl!

    Aroo to you,

  11. WOL! I agree with you about water! Woooooowooooooooo!

  12. Bwahaahaa! We expected to see you IN water! You fooled us.

  13. BRAVO! That’s super….peeing in a pool – what a thrill!

    Hugs, Sammy

  14. Such courage. You’re an inspiration to us all!!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

  15. That’ll teach them pesky humans. Keep ’em on their toes. I peed in the house yesterday – oh boy, Mama was so not happy. But, y’know, I am getting on a bit. Wasn’t a good thing to do ‘cos I heard her say that I might have to have some tests at the V.E.T if it continues ….. better be careful where I pee in the house next time and choose another place rather than do it right besides her chair! RooOOooodles, Bobby xxxxx

  16. Only a lady would do that. A true lady. On a mission. Well done!

  17. OMD Kyla….did you really? Did you really pee in the pool?!? BOL That is pawesome!!! You go girl!

  18. You are so very smart to fool the peeps and you got 2 for 1 on the old bucket list.
    Bravo to you. Still showing the world that you are one Great Scottie.

  19. Nice job, Kyla! Nothing like a wee in the pool!

    Edgar and his mum

  20. hahahahaha that was brilliant! I bow my head that you really entered that pool-thingy and to leave your autograph on the bottom of this ocean was much better than James Camerons deep sea adventures!

  21. You did it and made it wet Kyla. Great job!!!

  22. HIGH FIVE PAWS Kyla!! You ROCK!!
    Wally & Sammy

  23. You are certainly too smart for your peeps Kyla!

  24. Woop Woop! Way to go Kyla!!!! That made Mom laugh out loud you clever lady šŸ™‚ We are taking notes!
    Marty and the Gang

  25. Whitley wouldn’t wanna go into da pool wiffout da water in it… she’s all about da water.

    She evfun likes BAFFS!!!

  26. Haha Kyla, you did a great job outsmarting your peeps BOL.

  27. I heard a rumor Scotties are built to sink not swim…

  28. well well… it’s lucky I never learnt to swim… either…

  29. Haha! Oh, Kyla – You showed those humans some Scottie-tude, all right.What’s next on the bucket list? Much love, The Scottie Mom.

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