Hi there, it's me, the original Salty Dog! Greetings from the beach. It's hot as mid-summer down here and we've had perfect weather all week - only rained a bit at night. We even went to the beach after a cloudburst the other night and the clouds and sunset looked like they'd been painted by Maxfield Parrish! Did Mom have her camera or phone with her that evening? Of course not.
Mom actually had me doing some agility style jumps over this piece of driftwood. I'll do pretty much anything to get the ball!
I've been playing with little kids on the beach every day - they're the best, they never get tired of throwing the ball for me and always clap when I catch it! We've had really high tides, which mean deep tidal pools when the tide's going out, so I've become quite the swimmer. Still don't like the waves though.
Been playing with Buddy, going for bike rides to Terrier Time to see my Island doggie pals, and guarding the back deck from squirrels, alligators, etc. When we were at Buddy's house the other night, we heard some barking from across the marsh - it was gray foxes. Buddy's mom said someone had spotted a cougar recently too. We just laughed and Mommy said she imagined there were plenty of cougars around.
Here's the beach house I made for me and Rosie. Of course, when we're not there, you're welcomed to come down and use it. Don't know if I should extend this invitation to Mango, his relentlessly huge self might knock my cabana down...
Someone said that all my beach photos look alike. Can I help it if I don't wear a different bathing suit each time we come down here? So unless we have something really special to share with you, we probably won't be posting too often.
Thanks for all the concern about our Mouse Poison Adventure. Fortunately, we are just fine. Mommy's wallet is a bit bruised, but that's okay—I only need a couple of tennis balls a week...