Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Boy and his Dog

Definitely felt a need to post something positive for a change.

Mom wanted to see the ocean while she was here. And in January in Northern California, you can do that. Sucks to be me, eh? (Don't answer that)

This was Scrat the Brat's first visit to the beach and my first to this particular beach. The only one in Sonoma County still open to dogs. Gr. I love birds and wildlife, but do NOT tell me they are banning dogs from a beach because they MIGHT disturb a Snowy Plover nest and still allow people on the same beach to walk along and crush the same nests under the sand. The logic totally escapes me.

Anyway. We took the Ball Launcher and slapped Scrat's life jacket on him and it was three hours of dog chasing ball.

The pic to the left is my favorite of hubby and Scrat from that day. Scrat had already been at this for about an hour and showed no signs of letting any balls get away from him.

He had such a good time that he's still recovering from all that running. Granted it's nice to see his version of calm for a change. hehe

Not by any means the last picture I took that day, but it is Scrat's running prints and Oscar the Dog's paw and shadow. It's one of favorite pics too.

Cliff the Mutt was there as well but all he does is wander around and sniff everything.


Devyl Gyrl said...

Awwwwww i love these pictures! it sounds like a beautiful day. I love the beach. That's a good idea for Sunday during the superbowl ... i don't care about football, so I should go walk on the beach a bit :)

Lisa said...

As I've read before: "A tired dog is a happy dog." Especially a retriever!! Good mommy--go have yourself a treat!

perpstu said...

How cute! I love the beach and wish I was closer to one so I could take the dog and the kiddo!

Romi said...

Fun! There's nothing like a day at the beach. :)

DK said...

Aww. I so love those pups. Great pics!!!

Maggie was terrified of the beach when we went in Florida! It was hysterical (and darn adorable). I'm meaning to take her out and try again, but, she really seemed to think the ocean was trying to get her! She did seem to enjoy digging in the sand, though...