The elegant and gentle movement of a swan. The grace of a blue whale. The speed and agility of a dolphin as it dashes between the waves. The water offers ample ways to show off the beauty and variety of living creatures all around us. And then you’ve got a dog that’s ambitious. Here in this vid we see a bull mastiff learning to swim.

True, he may not be purpose-built for some water going adventures, but there’s no way he’s going to let dolphins have all the glory. Alongside being a fun vid, it’s also very sweet. Our new (and clearly nervous) swimmer also has a lifejacket and a patient friend with them in the pool to hold him safe and encourage him along. A great click for those who still struggle to doggy paddle well. Know that we all take time to grow into our form.

via Brad H