Sunday, April 22, 2012

Beach Day!

I took the dogs to the beach yesterday. I actually had a day off, so went out to my mom's house and spent the night so we could head to the beach with the sunrise Saturday morning.

I have to say, I love the morning sun for beach pictures. We didn't make it before sunrise, but did get there by 7:30, so had almost two hours of beach time before the serious haze started coming in. I think it would be safe to say the dogs like the beach. They took off running and wrestling the second we got out on the sand.

171. "What Time Is It?" - Isn't it funny how our dogs all know when it's time for something important to them. What time of day does your dog love? - last day Apr 25

Pallo even decided to take a bit of a "Super Dog" romp in the waves.

173. "What a Character" - If your dog were any kind of character, what or who would he or she be. You can show us with some sort of natural shot or feel free to use costumes and props. Just please have fun with it! Show us what endears your dog to you in

Finding an empty plastic water bottle was, perhaps, Pallo's highlight of the day. He happy "tried" to pick up the bottle, causing it to go rocketing off across the sand, which meant, of course, that Pallo had a chance to give chase after it.

168. "Studious" - Our dogs all get fascinated by things from time to time. Take a picture of your dog being studious! - last day Apr 22

I even tried my hand at getting a paw-print-in-the-sand picture.

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Koira, on the other hand, decided to try her paws at digging a hole to China.

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She dug a hole half the size of her body in no time flat, so I think she would have had a good chance of getting to China if she hadn't given up and decided to bug the camera lady instead.

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And a bit of a less-tilted photo of her digging to China, with the pretty ocean in the background.

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We even saw a baby seal on the beach. I leashed up the dogs when someone told us about the baby seal ahead, and my mom very nicely held onto them while I got closer to take a picture (with my zoom lens). I don't think the dogs even noticed the baby seal at all.

Baby seal

Pallo hopes you all had a great, relaxing, and slightly less sand-in-you-eyes weekend!

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  1. Such gorgeous pictures! Your dogs are hilarious. I love that they both have plastic bottle fetishes. :)

    I still haven't figured out how to catch motion with that much aperture yet. I aspire to get pictures like yours!

  2. That seal is gorgeous, and your dogs are just so silly. :)

  3. Oooo fun fun! Skye loves digging to China at the beach too! Sadly, we have been getting a lot of dead seals at the beach- there is some sort of sickness going around in the adolescent seals. I definitely prefer that little pup- it's too cute!

  4. What terrific beach pictures of Pallo an Koira! That baby seal is absolutely adorable! Great shot! I'm envious of your beach!

  5. What amazing pictures! That baby seal is something else--they are so innocent looking. Thanks for sharing your beautiful day with us!

  6. Love the BLUES in these photos. Wow. And I am utterly jealous of the baby seal photo. Wow. What a cool opportunity!

  7. Your dogs should be spokespups for the adorable mutts that are out there waiting for homes! I can't get over how unique and adorable they both are. Love your blog, btw!

  8. Oh my god, that baby seal! Great pictures

  9. Oh, I want to visit the beach so badly!! Your pictures were wonderful and the baby seal was so pretty!!


  10. Hi Y'all,

    Never saw a seal, much less a baby one! Thanks for sharing!

    Snowin' and blowin' here so I thought I'd just hop by to say "hi" and see how y'all are doing.

    Hope y'all had a great weekend and have a fantastic week!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  11. I love beach pictures! It looks like a great morning!

  12. How did it take me so long to find your blog!? It's fantastic, and your photos (and dogs!) are GORGEOUS!!!

  13. Wow – just wow! Absolutely amazing action shots!

  14. Fantastic pics. Love, love, love the baby seal! Send one to MO please!