Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Calibogue Cairn

Since the Dughallmor Beagles have a fancy location title in front of their names, I thought I'd do the same! The Calibogue (Cal-e-bogie) Sound is on one side of the Island, but it has a nice ring to it, right?

And like my beloved Rosie and the rest of the Dughallmor gang, here are some new photos from my romp on the beach this morning. 

This big tree washed in a few days ago. Most of the time, it's been high tide when we've been down on the beach and the tree looks like a shipwreck. But today we could really explore it.

And like the Dughallmor beagles' photographer, Mommy just used the camera on her cell phone.

Don't you like the artsy fartsy angles? The juxtaposition of the tree branches and the incoming tidal pools? (Yeah right, Mommy!)

A study in horizontal lines....(yawn, just throw the tennis ball already! Can you find it in the photo? How else do you think she gets me to focus so intensely?

Between the branches....
Since I like giving you tours of my neighborhood in Manhattan, I thought I'd do the same here. The beach is mostly wide and flat, with soft gray sand. However, there are bands of tiny shells like these...

Hey! Here's something interesting! I wonder if it's that star I was wishing upon last night?

My Rosie Posie and my bestest pal Eric are right across this big puddle. I wonder if I could swim there? Maybe if I bark, they'll hear me!

Hey now this is some strange looking dog. I wonder where it's feet are? And that's some serious grooming! Did Lacie attack it with her patented Furminator(R)? I dropped my awesome new ball but this doggie didn't seem interested in playing.

Maybe if I sniff its butt...hmmm, interesting. Doesn't smell like any dog I've met before. Mommy stopped me before I could roll in this tantalizing scent...

Well, time for a trike ride, then maybe I'll see if the beach patrol needs my assistance. You never know when a random tennis ball may start drowning...

That's it for now. We had a humongous thunderstorm the other night. A lot louder and brighter than storms in New York. I sat in Mommy's lap and panted a lot so she wouldn't get scared. Then she had to leave and I was all by myself. When Mommy came back a few hours later, she couldn't find me. I was sleeping in Granny's closet. There are no windows in there so I couldn't see any lightning and it smells just a little bit like Granny still. I didn't feel so little and all alone in there. I'm doing a good job of keeping Mommy's face de-salted. And I was rewarded too! A nice neighbor man brought over three tennis balls for me! I am a good doggie!


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Yes woo are Petey!

Your Grann knew that - and since she knew that, she khould leave knowing woo would watch your mom fur her!

Tank woo fur sharing all these khool pikhs and grrrreat memories!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
All those pictures are beautiful!
I know you are doing a good job taking care of your mom!
Kisses and hugs

Unknown said...

Ahh Petey, we know you are taking great care of your Mommy. You are her comfort and joy right now, keep up with the puppy kisses.
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Bijou said...

Hi Petey,

This is my first visit to your blog. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of you on the beach. I live in the midwest, a long long way from any beach.

I hope we can be friends.

Wags & wiggles,

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Sweet Petey...we think that your Gram had her lovin' arms around you when you hid from the thunderboomers in that closet...

I think that you and your mom will heal a lot just from watchin' the surf roll along the sand...there's somethin' so timeless bout the beach...and comforting.

We've been thinkin' so much bout you and your mom...we're sendin' salt water taffy flavored healin' kisses to you sweet Petey...and you are a totally good boy for givin' ur mom kisses when she's doin that leaky helps Petey, we know it does...

BTW...ya better stay away from that hairless dog on the beach...I don't think it's a dog...

Boy, if we were there Mumsie would rent one of those tricycles and hitch us up to pull her for miles...sweet!!!

Love you sweet boy and we miss ya totally!!!

Love and kisses...

Laciegirl et al

Dexter said...

I agree with Khyra! Your Grann was helping to keep you safe.


Anonymous said...

Hi Calibogue Cairn! That's a snoutful, but so is Dughallmor Beagles. Maybe we should be the Hollywood Hounds...nah! Very artistic shots of you and that tree on the beach. It sounds like you're doing a great job of taking care of your mom. You're definitely a good doggie - one of the best ones we know.

Your pals,
Joey and Zeke

Faya said...

This is a very beautiful place .... great pictures. Merci mon ami,
Bisous, Faya

Asta said...

Anothew lovely day on that beach..I love the awtsy photos..I spotted the tennis ball, you can't fool me, heheh
And youw title is most impwessive. Good job on desalting youw Mommy.
We miss you in the apppe
smoochie kisses

Suzuki said...

WOW Petey! You have trees wash up on your beach?
Big licks to you

Simba and Jazzi said...

You found so many interesting things on the beach.

Have a great weekend.

Simba and Jazzi xxx

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Aahh, my little Cal-e-bogie boy, doggy of my dreams, thank you for sharing your beautiful beach with us all, it looks like it just goes on for miles and miles (ours does too but you can see either end of it)....I spotted the tennis ball too...well, Gabbi helped me, I was too busy admiring the hot dog, hehe :D
I wanted to ask my Daddy if he would make me a boat (he's a joiner) and I was going to use my Salty Dog Cafe bandana as a sail so it would take me straight to you but Jakey says it's almost Hurry Cane season :o( I will just wear it instead (if I wear something of yours maybe that Alfie will LAY OFFA ME!)
Did you find your Granny yet? Lacie's right, she's all around you...whether it's in her closet making you feel safe...or in the sand and the breeze on that wonderful she'll even go back to NY with you :D
Keep dishing out those sweet kisses for your Mom my salty loverboy....see you soon.
Slobbery kisses,
Your Rosie-Posie xxxx

Molly the Airedale said...

Calibogue Cairn does have a certain ring to it, Petey!
What a brilliant idea to hide in your gram's closet! We agree with the others - she was clearly looking out for you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Clive said...

Hi Petey

Glad that you are looking after your Mom so well and helping her. Your Granny is most certainly looking down and watching over you - you were right to hide in her closet - thunder and lighting are very frightening.

Those were lovely beach pictures. Great that you have the beach to walk along. Beaches are special places.

Take care

Rosie said...

Hi Petey,
The beach is such a relaxing place. I hope your mommy finds peace being down there. I was just curious do you miss the hustle and bustle of the city?
Loves form pugs,
Rosie Marie

Kelly said...

You are such a sweet boy, Petey!!!

I think the Calibogue Cairn sounds totally cool!!! The Oklahoma Pug sounds kinda silly... not near as cool as yours.

Still thinking of you and your family often, Petey. Thanks for continuing to keep us updated!

Gus said...

Petey: You are indeed a good dog, and we know your Mom appreciates all your efforts. Please don't try to swim that whole ocean, at least not without a support team. Ummmm, maybe we could borrow a yacht and follow you?

gussie d

Nibbles Treats said...

What a wonderful time on the beach. We sure wish we lived near one. Have a great weekend and make sure you give your mom lots of extra kisses for moms day.

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Tee said...

Is that thingy called a Horse Shoe Crab ? We never knew horse shoe crabs were that BIG!

We got a new dog in the house - the Chief found him wandering about the neighbourhood. From the looks of it, he's also scared of storms. But he's much too big to sleep in any closet or on anyone's lap!

So what do you reckon we do?

Licks and Wags

The Dog WOods Pack

Jake of Florida said...

Calibogue Cairn -- That is an elegant-sounding name. Ad it has so many different ways to use it and spell it -- you'll have a lot of fun with it.

We think all the time spent with the ocean and sands has to help you and your mom heal some of the rawest pain of your granny's departure. Will you be staying there much longer?

Lots of wirey love, Mr. CC.

Jake and Just Harry

bbes tribe said...

Great beach pictures!! The beach is wonderful but you really add something. Glad you are there for your MOM to give her kisses etc.
Ernie & Sasha

Eric said...

Hey Petey! I heards you woofing! Did you hear my answer? Telling you to see if you can hire a jet ski? Meet you halfway? Cor, that beach is beautiful, real arty farty. But what the heck is that helmet thingy on the beach??? GULP. Enough to make me think I dont want to doggie paddle in there. Think I might piddle.

Hope the thunder has all blown away. I know Granny guided you to her closet for safety, that's comforting Petey. Wagging to know you are doing the same for Mommy too. Stay safe pal and look after Mommy. Give her lots of loving licks from me.

Wiry wags, Eric xxxxx

Joe Stains said...

wow that strange round doggy was creepy, you sure it wasn't some alien space craft?? be careful buddy. I am sorry you had to suffer through a storm, I hide in the closet too (or the bathroom)!

Abby said...

Hi, Petey...

You are a good doggie...We all love you...

I love the pictures of you on the beach...

There is something sooo calming & healing about the ocean...

Me & my Mom are thinking about you & your Mom everyday...

Abby xxxooo

Checkers & Chess said...

Petey - those are beautiful photos thanks for sharing them with other doggies

Martha said...

Hi Petey
We have been away but have been thinking of you. We have had a cottage right by the sea on the Isle of Skye and we heard you barking.
Remember you have lots of friends dearest Petey and we love you.
Your beach pictures were cool - it is very nice to be beside the sea and the sand. Those Dughallmor Beagles are just so lucky.
You are taking good care of your mom - extra licks from us too please. Your Gran will always be with you - especially in your scariest moments.
Give us a bark if you need us.
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Tres cool and artsy piccures with the tree Petey. I know what a great job you is doing for your Mom in helping her keep her cheeky unsalty. Keep up the good work.
You sure that weird round thing was really a dog?
~lickies, Ludo

Unknown said...

Thanks Petey for the great beach walk. Those are strange lookin dogs you found.


Penny said...

What a lovely place! Thanks for taking us with you on that nice stroll along the beach!
Im So sorry to hear about your Gran. It was very touching to hear about you hiding in her closet Im sure it was very comfortng for you.
Take good care of your mommy!
Lots of sloppy licks your dearist pal,Penny!=]

The Black and Tans. said...


What lovely photos. Thank you so much for showing them to us.

Molly and Taffy

TwoSpecialWires said...

We love beach pictures, even if tennis balls are a hidden enticement.

And we love grannies. They are very special people.

You're getting us excited for OUR summer vacation.

Thank you for sharing....

Jake and Fergi

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Petey,

Great beach pictures! Although that star thing was abit creepy...eeeuww!

And what was that other thing? It looked like some kind of monster!!

Honey the Great Dane

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Very nice artsy pics Petey. Your mommy takes good photos with her cell phone! We are glad you are being such a good companion to her. We heard that thunderstorms are scarey things.You are brave.
BabyRD & Hootie