Chipper: Clumsy Brindley fell into a Southsea lake

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Greetings Chipsters everywhere.

Brindley and I travelled all the way from Dunyelping to Canoe Lake in Southsea to explore, play and see the swans.

But as we were throwing bits of bread to them from the side of the lake, Brindley fell in.

Within moments he was surrounded by a big group of boisterous birds. What a disaster!

I immediately dived in behind him to rectify the situation.

You Chipsters will understand that in comparison to cats, swans are basically giants. I thought that being a big dog, I might scare some of them off, but oh no.

About eight of them were hissing at us, and we thought we’d have to say our goodbyes.We had roughly 10 seconds until our impending doom was bestowed on us, when I had a brilliant escape idea.

I turned to Brindley and said ‘use your tail as a propeller!’ We put our arms around each other and spun our tails as fast as we could in a circular motion. This meant we were able to whizz past the swans and get ourselves well out of their way.

We then managed to hoist ourselves out of the lake after travelling like speedboats across its surface.

I do have to say, despite our troubles, swans are beautiful creatures.

I think they thought my feline friend was going to attack them, little do they know Brindley is just as playful as a kitten.

Chip chip for now. Chipper.

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