The weather down here has been hot, sunny and a bit too humid for Mom's liking (or at least, Mom's hair's liking) — perfectly gorgeous. We had super high and low tides last week - over 81/2 feet! - which means big wide open beaches as the tide's going out. I love it because there are plenty of tidal pools to take a dip in.
Now throw the ball already!
Here I am ignoring Mommy because I know she wants to throw the ball into the ocean so I have to swim a big. No thanks, too many breakers today. We did meet a man walking two ginormous dogs. One was a Black Russian Terrier who weighed in at about 100 lbs. She was an alpha female and her owner said she'd make mincemeat outta me. No thanks! I play with a Russian Terrier pup at the dog run in New York named Sputnik and he's a big sweetie, but this one takes her guard dog reputation a bit too seriously.
But her pal was a big friendly Airedale boy named Briar. He was even more ginormous than the MIA Stanley of Gooberstan! I asked Briar if he knew what had happened to Stan but he didn't have a clue.
Here are some beautiful sky shots from the beach. We watched this storm moving across the ocean, but then it disappeared before it ever got to shore.
Here's some more rain over the ocean, near the shipping lanes into Savannah, Georgia. Oh! Noah asked where we are — we're on Hilton Head Island, off the coast of South Carolina. It's the 2nd largest island on the East Coast after Long Island. There are lots of tourists here in the summer, but right now, it's mostly Islanders or families with very young preschool age kids. My favorites! They're just my size and they'll throw the ball for hours.
Still more rain that never made it over here!
Ah, here's one of those adorable toddlers who just can't get enough of me. I'll drop the ball for them in a minute. But Mommy always has to warn them to throw the ball quickly before I get impatient and grab it from them and make them cry. She was like a little mermaid girl...
And then we met this crazy 2-year old Golden Retriever gal named Molly. She really loves her ball! She looked like a chicken sitting on an egg and try as you might, you couldn't get that ball out from under her!
She was hilarious! A big goofy girl!
She sure knows how to show off for the camera.
Well, off to Terrier Time this afternoon. Last week, we had 11 dogs there! Mom also took me to a swell dog park yesterday — Best Friends Dog Park - don't you love the name? We got to walk on a trail through the woods to get there, delicious smells for this city boy— then it was about 3 acres of woods and benches and doggie drinking fountains and dozens of nice muddy tennis balls. I could have stayed longer but Mommy was getting attacked by hummingbird-size mosquitoes. She's going to spray some Off! before we go back. It was a dream come true! The beach AND the huge dog park??? I may never go back!