Monday, October 11, 2010

Beach Puppy

A couple of weeks ago, Duncan and I went to Topsail Island with Renee and Zeke. We had a blast. The really great thing about Topsail is that dogs are allowed off-leash in the water and can be off-leash on the beach if they're under voice control.

Duncan had absolutely no understanding of the concept "don't walk on the spread." Oh, well. He was still really cute, especially when he was hiding under the towel.

Just relaxin' in the shade...

I love this shot. I was resting on the spread with Duncan snuggled up next to me. He was so alert, watching everyone go by, and really keeping an eye on a group of young guys that kept walking back and forth. After a while, his eyes started to droop, but he perked up when he noticed I was taking his picture.

Duncan had a lot of fun in the water. He even figured out pretty quickly that the best way to deal with the breakers was to turn his back to them.

Zeke didn't particularly want to play with Duncan - he was more interested in chasing his tennis ball. Duncan wasn't bothered by Zeke's attitude, though. He was perfectly happy to just chase after Zeke.

Pups and people alike had a lot of fun, and we were all pooped by the time we made it home. I don't know that I'd want to do a day at the beach very often, but I'm very glad we went.


Anonymous said...

Looks like Duncan had a really great time at the beach!!! I think Janine did too!!!! Great pics of Duncan in the ocean and a really great pic of you and Duncan together!!!
:)Love, Mom

Steve and Laura said...

So happy to hear Duncan is doing better. Hope Reyna improves soon. Love the photos of Duncan. Moo & Sam enjoyed the beach in their younger years but the soft sand bothered Moo's hips and Sam wouldn't give up chasing birds and just enjoy the view. Give them a hug from us!

Sherri said...

what a gorgeous dog! reminds me of my childhood and a special pup named 'Cheetah.'