James Middleton is soaking up the rays this summer — and capturing every moment of poolside fun!
Ever since Kate Middleton‘s younger brother made his Instagram public earlier this year, followers have come to expect adorable photos of his pet dogs. But Tuesday’s post shared a whole new angle of his golden retriever, Mabel — totally airborne!
James appeared to snap the candid shot from the pool, which Mabel is excitedly jumping into as he takes the photo.
Next to the flying pooch is James’ girlfriend, Alizee Thevenet, a French financial analyst based in London. Sporting a red bikini, Alizee is equally surprised and overjoyed to see Mabel launch into the water.
“I had the chance to grew up in six different countries: Germany, Indonesia, Chile, France, Belgium and England,” Thevenet says on her LinkedIn profile, in which she describes herself as having a “multinational background.”
A post shared by James Middleton (@jmidy) on May 7, 2019 at 10:23am PDT
Kate’s younger brother is rarely without his gang of dogs — and in an op-ed for the Daily Mail published in January, James opened up about his battle with depression, recounting his darkest moments before seeking treatment. He also credited his dogs with providing emotional support.
“I recognize, too, the role my dogs — Ella, Inca, Luna, Zulu and Mabel — have played in my recovery,” he wrote.
A post shared by James Middleton (@jmidy) on Sep 10, 2017 at 11:33am PDT
Proud of Ella becoming a PAT dog this year. Animals can provide a sense of calm, comfort, or safety and divert attention away from a stressful situation and toward one that provides pleasure. Advocates of animal-assisted therapy say that developing a bond with an animal can help people develop a better sense of self-worth and trust, stabilise their emotions, and improve their communication, self-regulation, and socialisation skills. I am a huge believer in this & Ella has done so much for me and we look forward to sharing the love, Timmy tickles and many visits in 2019 @petsastherapy_uk
A post shared by James Middleton (@jmidy) on Dec 31, 2018 at 7:07am PST
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“Ella, particularly, has been my constant companion for ten years and she’s been with me to all my therapy sessions. In her own particular way, she has kept me going,” he continued. “As a result, Ella and I now volunteer with the Pets As Therapy charity and Ella is a fully-fledged therapy dog for PAT.”