✧ Just a few short weeks ago it had looked so easy to go out on the water and stay on top of it, moving effortlessly over the surface. Mister Mortimer and Miss Marjorie had certainly made it look easy, but Sleepingsunrise was quickly corrected. Maybe only birds and fish are meant to swim? The two geese are most definitely birds, and she had watched many pretty koi swimming in the ponds (that makes them fish, doesn't it?) but the canine isn't either of those things. She likes having her paws on the ground where she's nice and safe, but trees were okay. The pond was not okay. The pond was very deep, and it had made Sleepy very wet, and now she's staring formally1 at the body of water.
She takes a careful step into the water again but, finding she doesn't immediately float, takes the step back. Miss Birdie hops onto her soak shoulder and trills curiously, also staring at the water. Maybe Sleepy just isn't meant to swim?