Pool Paddle Party Pals

Members of the “Floating Frenchettes,” the world’s first all-canine water ballet troupe, pose during rehearsals for their upcoming exhibition. A spokesdog for the troupe said that, while canine synchronized swimming isn’t officially sanctioned for Olympic competition, they have high hopes for the upcoming games, or the one after that. Or maybe the one after that.


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24 thoughts on “Pool Paddle Party Pals

  1. dubravkamcvmd February 18, 2016 / 9:22 am

    Oh definitely laugh out loud! Please, please, please could this be real? I would write in support of their application to the relevant Olympic governing body!

  2. Faye February 18, 2016 / 9:47 am

    I dyslexicaly combined Pool and Paddle into Poodle. When I saw “The Floating Frenchettes” I was sure the scroll down would reveal Poodles in bathing suits. FRENCHIES in life vests was WAY more ridiculous. Thank you NTMTOM for a big laugh.

    • birdcage February 18, 2016 / 9:56 am

      Further evidence that we are cut from the same cloth, Faye: I also combined pool and paddle into poodle.

      • Faye February 18, 2016 / 11:21 am

        Phew! Not just me. Poodles is my go to funny word. It’s a poodle. What IS that?!

        • Catwhisperer February 18, 2016 / 1:37 pm

          Faye, have you heard about this exchange between the director, Michael Curtiz, and his prop manager?

          Whilst setting up a scene in ‘Casablanca’:
          Curtiz: “Wery nice, but I vant a poodle.
          Prop master: “But you never asked for one. We don’t have one!”
          Curtiz: “Vell, get one.”
          Prop master: What color?
          Curtiz: Dark, you idiot, we’re not shooting in color!
          [A few minutes later, Curtiz is called out to see a standard poodle.]
          Curtiz: Vat do I vant with this goddam dog!
          Prop master: You said you wanted a poodle, Mr. Curtiz.
          Curtiz: I vanted a poodle in the street! A poodle. A poodle of water!

          • Faye February 18, 2016 / 2:14 pm

            Yup! A poodle! of water.

            Labradoodle cracks me up too. It makes me think a dog candelabra.

            Dont get me started on Doodlepoodles.

            Oh no. I’ve got the oodles now.

  3. debg February 18, 2016 / 9:52 am

    Nice SNL shout-out, NOMTOM! I still remember that sketch and giggle over it.

    • jenipedia February 18, 2016 / 10:03 am

      “You’re pointing at him, but you’re not angry. Hey, you, I know you . . ” HA!!!!

      • Not That Mike The Other Mike February 18, 2016 / 10:14 am

        Welcome to the comments, jenipedia. I love how many readers know the SNL skit I’m stealing referencing.

        • Saffron February 18, 2016 / 11:04 am

          That skit is awesome!!

        • Kay Fabe February 18, 2016 / 12:49 pm

          I can hear the routine music!

      • amyliz February 18, 2016 / 2:49 pm

        Funniest SNL skit ever!

        • Faye February 18, 2016 / 3:34 pm

          Clue please. 😀

  4. AJ February 18, 2016 / 10:03 am

    OMG, a pack of Frenchies in a pool. I’ve just melted into a puddle.

  5. viola1000 February 18, 2016 / 10:04 am

    … in my sweetest dreams I couldn’t have come up with frenchies in life vests. Aaaahh!!!
    I would so love to boop each nose!

  6. Gigi_the cat lady February 18, 2016 / 10:16 am

    A few of the pool paddle party pals look a bit pooped. 🙂

    • allein February 18, 2016 / 10:48 am

      I think the second one from the right is asleep.

  7. Julie February 18, 2016 / 11:24 am

    Someone is definitely going to Caddyshack that pool. Only it’s not going to be a candy bar.

  8. Faye February 18, 2016 / 11:25 am

    They look like little senior ladies. “Sadie, let’s go for a dunk.” Nothing like a good soak to get the kinks out.

  9. Kar February 18, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    I’m really curious though as to the story behind the pic. That’s a lot of hair in the water filter.

  10. cheshirekittehkat February 18, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    Back in the old Hollywood film-making days, Esther Williams in a flower-bedecked bathing cap would be doing the back-stroke behind the puggies………!

  11. fkaWaldenPond February 18, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    Kick laaaaydieees, kick! *sung out aqua fit styles*

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