Thursday, September 24, 2009

Life's a beach!

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...


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I imagine woo are in your sandy glory!

Tank woo fur sharing some of your fun!


Maxmom said...

Hey there, Petey
Seems like that was an awesome outing! The pictures are stunning and we can just imagine you making that beach house (haha)!
Also, we are so pleased that the rat poisoning incident is a thing of the past...go on...give mom one of your tennis balls!
Lots of licks

Sally said...

Those are great photos - sounds like a lot of wildlife hangs around your beach house. Love the photos of the beach - and we didn't realise you had OCTs - Obsessive Compulsive Tennisball syndrome - there is a collie in the park that has the same problem. Have a wonderful time - stay away from anything bigger then yourself - lots of licks
Sally and paddy

Asta said...

So glad to see you again..I love that poofy cloud and you did quite an intewesting job on that beach house design..
Thanks fow my Biwfday good wishes..I miss's still wawm hewe too..Mommi dwagged me off fow a haiwcut and then a biwfday weigh in. Pleez tell youw Mom that I weigh 18.8lbs at ouw dogtow's office as of today.
Happy adventoowes and don't stay away too long..I love all youw pictoowes..they awe not the same
smoochie kisses

Dexter said...

Your pictures do look all the same. Are you sure you are really there?


the magic sleigh said...

Woos Another happy Salty Dog!
Woos look just like me!
Nice to see you are happy and safe after the mouse incident.
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

What a great day you had sweet Petey!!!
You look sooooooooooooo happy at the beach!!!
Wish could be there with you!!!!
WE LOVE The beach!!!!
And we're very very happy to read about you again after your rat poisoning incident!!!
Have fun dear friend!!!!
Tons of love and kisses

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Awesome beach house you built for Rosie!!

Have loads of fun!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Your beach looks like a great place to have fun and we loved your beach house. Hope Rosie can come and enjoy it too.

Woos and happy weekend, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
Glad you are having great days at the beach!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Unknown said...

Petey - your beach photos are only alike because they are all GORGEOUS!!! I never get tired of looking at your cute self on the beach so do please post some more! :-)

Glad you're having a swell time!

Honey the Great Dane

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Petey
Where abouts is that beach? Is it close to NYC?

Noah x

Eric said...

Looks like you are having a blast Petey bestest pal. Though perhaps you might consider working on cutting down the tennis balls to 1 per week? They can be addictive.

Wiry loves and kisses Eric xxx


Hi Petey,

We never been to a beach. But we hope mommy will take us to one someday.

You look like your having fun!

Please come by and pay us a visit us.

Stay cool,
Riley and Star.

Joe Stains said...

Oh you are in ball tossing heaven for sure, kids rock. I am glad you are enjoying the beach buddy!

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hey Salty dog, I'm back!
Oops, you have not noticed that I have been missing in action lately?
I'm so excited to visit all of my friends again.
Love ya!
Can I use your beach house, I'll return it as is!

Clive said...

Looks like you're having a great time at the beach Petey!

Don't forget to take a photo though if you see anything really exciting in the water for the not-so-little man!

Take care