Friday, May 15, 2009

You gotta have friends!

Greetings from the beach everybloggie! While I've been missing my New York City pals Asta and Bear, I thought I'd introduce you to some of my new friends down here on Hilton Head Island...

This is Harley, he's a Clydesdale at the Lawton Stables. He used to pull Budweiser carriages, but now he just gives carriage rides and mostly hangs out in a pasture with the ponies, which make him look even more like a giant. 

We're both six years old, but Harley is over 6-feet tall at the shoulder and weighs over a ton!  He's a real sweetheart and comes right over to the fence when you call him (unlike me!).
We pass Harley on the way to and from the beach. Isn't he fantastic? Okay. Now off to the beach. Here's a new pal I met on our walk last night. (It's been raining off and on all day today so no beach walk today. I did get to go to Tailwaggers Shop and Bakery for some treats!)

I thought this fella might be fun to play chase with, since he looks to be made of rubber and might bounce along the beach...

...but no, he pretty much was happy just playing dead...

...so I continued down the beach looking to meet more friends to play with...

...Hey! How about this starfish gal? Let's race to see who fetches the ball first. I'll even give her a headstart...on your mark...get set...go!....

...And....she's off and running, kinda.

...but I still got there first! Hey wait a minute...where did the Starfish girl go?...


...Ahh, she ran over to meet this little cutie patootie. Her name was Colette and this was the first starfish she'd ever found!

Now, Mommy took this photo when she was out on our friends' boat, but almost every day we see these smiling guys and gals out in the waves. We even saw a baby the other day!

Now for the past four days, there's been a man down on the beach making these awesome sand sculptures. There HUGE! That lighthouse is almost 5 feet tall!

He has all sorts of equipment besides just pails and shovels. And he does something to the sand to keep them from getting blown apart or washed away by our almost daily downpours this week. 
I thought I'd try my paw at sandcastle building. What do you think? It's a perfect replica of a castle near Rosie's house in Scotland, right?

Okay, that was my daily beach walk...Now enough yapping, gotta go get that ball again!


29 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh my!

What great pikhs Petey!

Tank woo fur sharing 'em!

The last one is so serene!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: My word was EQUINESS - wow!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

My word is BORING....plear!
Oh Petey, you made some fab new friends there....Harley is awesome....another Scottish breed! We saw dolphins a while back, Mum videoed them but they were too far out for the camera :o( how cool that your's came right up to say hi!
*sigh* how I wish we were paw in paw on your beach....
Lots of whiskery kisses,
Your Rosie-Posie xxxx

Gus said...

Petey: We love your beach, and think the starfish is a super dooper find. It was good of you to share her with the little girl.

kisses
gussie d

Checkers said...

wow petey it looks like you are having a grand time. my mom and dad are taking me to Hilton Head this summer - they are looking at daufuski island - have you been out there? I think that is where we will be staying - maybe i'll see some of the same things you've seen

Mason Dixie said...

What cool friends you have met. Your trip is just awesome, thank you for sharing it with us. =)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
Your new friends there are pawesome!
Your sand sculptures are great too!
Thanks for sharing all those pictures!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Sally said...

What a glorious beach! We loved the starfish and that very big horse - I still bark at them though - Paddy just wants to play with horses - sadly they don't always understand.

It looks like paradise out there - thanks for sharing the photos - lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Martha Basset said...

Hi Petey
You have made some great new friends!
We love Harley and the dolphin is just so smiley!
What out for those nasty jelly fish though - they can be sting!
We are so glad you are having a relaxing time!
Colette is such a pretty name for a little girl - very french. She looked like a lovely new friend for you too.
Dont you be forgetting your old friends now cos we love you!!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Simba and Jazzi said...

What a great walk!

Have a great weekend.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Clive said...

Hi Petey

Those are great beach photos - the sandcastles are wonderful but you know, nothing can beat that dolphin photo! The little man was jumping up and down here with excitment when he saw it - his mum is trying to print it out for him now to add to his collection. Whatever it is abuot dolphins - they really connect with him.

We're glad you're having such a nice time at the beach and meeting some new friends. Take care of your Mom and don't go too close to those jellyfish!

lots of woofs
Clive and gang

Joey said...

Hi Petey! That sure looks like a friendly horsie and a happy dolphin. We love the way you wrote "Hi" in the sand. What a beautiful place.

Your pals,
Joey and Zeke

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

That last photo, Petey... WOW!!!! That is such a beautiful place!

We're glad you made friends with the giant horse. As you know, we are very partial to giant horses around here.

here's hoping for some sunshine!

Woods,
Tommy

Ludo van Doggy said...

I likes your friends Petey. Especially the cool little starfish and the dolphin dood. Not too sure about the horse, he look big and stampy.
Much better than anything i find at my beach here. Hopes you keeping well.
~lickies, Ludo

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Oh pretty pictures, be careful of that jelly ball looking thing on the beach, it does not taste very good!In fact you might have to go to the vet if you ate it! Cool dolphins, I love watching them on my boat!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Eric said...

Lovely photos Petey, specially the smiling dolphin and that big old dobbin. Wagging you have so many new friends. Done any more surfing with the dudes?

Wiry wags Eric xx

Bijou said...

Hi Petey,

What cool things you found on the beach! I wish I could visit there.

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

Sophie Brador said...

Oh Petey. I so wish I could be at that beach with you. I'm going to a beach in Salem next weekend, then Boston, the NYC!!!!!! I can't wait to meet you in the fur.

xo
SB

Penny said...

Hi Petey!
You seem to be having a doggietastic time there!
Wonderful pics as always!
I love those sand sculptures there sandiful! Hehe!
You met some lovely friends hope you meet many more,But pweaze dont 4get us!=[
Lots of sloppy licks,your dearist pal,Penny!=]
XxXxXxXxXxXxXxX=]

Asta said...

Petey
I'm so glad you awe making lots of fwoiends..although not suwpwised. I can't imagine anyone not falling fow youw chawm.
I can't wait till you get back and tell me all youw adventoowes. Stanley and sophie will still be hewe when you get home and we can all be togethew.
Stay safe and enjoy youwself. I hope you won't be sad leaving youw beach and coming back to ouw cememt wowld
smoochie kisses
ASTa

Joe Stains said...

You are definitely meeting some cool friends, but some of them are sort of creepy!! That human friend you met sure is cute!!

LizzyBean said...

Petey, we've been following you a bit through our visits to our friends the Dughallmor Beagles, so we know all about you and your sweetie Rosie. So romantic of you to send a message in the sand to Rosie! Your beach pics are awesome. BB and I are headed with our friends to TX beach in June. BB LOVES dolphins!

TwoSpecialWires said...

We love your beach friends and adventures, and watching you walk south (right? south?) in that last shot makes us feel all dreamy.

Thanks for letting us in on our world,
Jake and Fergi

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey Petey, there sure is a lot of stuff going on at that beach. The starfish is pretty cool.

Thanks for sharing matie.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Abby said...

Hi, Petey...

Another fun day at the beach...

Harley is just beautiful...

Is it just me, or are your furs getting a little sun bleached??

Abby xxxooo

Agatha and Archie said...

Petey....wass that a jelly fish????Ewwwwwwwww....That horse kid looks like a lot of fun..and the dolphin looks like he tells a good joke...Love and kisses A+A

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a handsome horsie, Harley is, Petey! You're sure having the best adventures!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

NESSA the hovawart said...

Hi Petey,

what a great pics and great adventure. Thank you for sharing!
Kisses and hugs,
Nessa

Molly and Taffy said...

Petey, you are having a grand time.

We just love the sand sculptures, however we would be so tempted to try and knock them down!! ooops.

Harley is a magnificent chap. I expect you will really miss your new friends when you return home.

Molly and Taffy

Tee said...

Hello there Petey,

What great pictures of you having fun on the beach! We think your attempt at sandcastling is fantastic for a dog (who uses not tools)! IF you need any help to dig we'd be happy to help out!

Licks and wags

Tuffy and the Dog Woods Pack