It’s been a while since our last blog post, but at least now I have my own Facebook Page, I still get to post photos and updates about what I’ve been doing! If you haven’t already ‘liked’ me, you better get on over there and do it now so you don’t miss anything!
Just because it’s winter in Australia right now, doesn’t mean it’s not beach weather. The water is a bit cold for human swimming but it doesn’t bother us doggies, guess we have a bit more natural protection. Today the beach wasn’t really about swimming anyway, it was about running!
We had a nice big pack today, I was there with my mates Archie and Maple, Dad and his friend, and Maple’s mum and dad. I had lots of people and doggies to keep track of, but I think I managed pretty well and got some awesome running and playing in too!
Mum’s gonna be looking after Archie for a while longer while her new man is away working, so he’s become a bit of a permanent fixture around these parts lately. First up he was a bit scared of me, but now he’s super confident around me and likes to chase me and bark at me a lot while I am running.
I don’t mind though, I think it’s fun!
It makes me do silly things and then my legs go in every direction and I can’t decide which way I want to run next.
The humans are pretty handy to have around because they throw sticks for us out into the surf. Mum even got a break from the camera for a while and came into the surf a little way with us. Not too far though as the water is kinda cold right now.
Then I had to go back and check on everyone else of course.
Maple’s dad threw sticks for us heaps, he’s a good guy to have around!
Archie used to be a bit scared of the beach as he never used to go there much, but now he loves it just as much as I do. He races around just like me.
He’s even got this cool running trick where all four legs come off the ground at once, so it looks like he’s flying!
Not sure if I fly, but my tongue and ears sure do.
I like to make sure my tongue gets equal time hanging out both sides of my mouth. Don’t want to make it uneven.
When I’ve had enough running for a while, I like to go and stand up on the rocks. I’m pretty tall as it is, but standing up there makes me even taller and I can see everything that’s happening on the beach.
Ooh, better get down and head over to the water again, looks like Maple’s mum is throwing sticks for us!
I make sure I keep my eye on the prize.
Ok, we’re all ready!
I got it!
Woohoo, time to celebrate with more running!
Maple comes to visit us every now and then, you might remember she visited when we were just puppies (we’re only a month apart in age). Here’s the video flashback!
She’s all grown up now and has lots of hair, so she looks pretty scruffy when she gets wet! But she loves the beach too and especially loves chasing sticks. So much so that if she doesn’t get the stick thrown for her, sometimes she has a little sulk. I can definitely relate to that!
Lucky Mum was on hand to throw sticks for us again.
I think Mum and Maple’s mum decided we were getting tired though.
When I get tired, often I like to dig a hole.
Then I like to lie in it.
Since we were all nice and worn out, Mum decided to try and get a group photo of us. She’s been teaching Archie to ‘stay’ and he’s getting better at it (me and Maple have no problems with that kind of thing, cos we’re awesome!), but I think he thinks that stay can include staying down but crawling forwards on his belly, oops!
We all had a great time at the beach. It was kind of a bit of a celebration for Mum as she’s just gotten 500 ‘fans’ on her Facebook Page for her doggy photography business! Yay for Mum! She was going to take boring posey photos of me in a party collar, but decided to take pics at the beach instead, way more fun.
Till next time, love and licks! xoxo