01 April 2012

Sizzling Sunny Sunday

It is a B-E-A-utiful Sunday today.

"Play in the sand; splash in the water; get dirty; get wet. The beach is the only place my mom doesn't get mad at me about doing that stuff. Of course I love the beach!" - Dixie Dykens, age 5 (source: Beach Quotes)

Look at all ze people on ze beach

Mr. Dutch thinks so, too. However, he is saddened that he cannot go out to play until 5 pm. Take a look at Dutch-dog - he just wants to go swim and play with his buddies! Unfortunately for us, there aren't any "Dog Beaches" in the area. The majority have the before 9 am and after 5 pm rule - which is fine, as it is usually pretty hot during the day anyway.

"oooh look - I see a seagull I can chase"

Dutch-dog {sometimes} will get antsy and want to go out RIGHT.WOOF.NOW.WOOF. So on those rare occasions, we get to deal with some lovely barking until he can go out on the beach at 5! Usually though, that only happens on the first day we get down here... For example, say Dutch and I get here at 3, well Dutch wants to go out on the beach ASAP, but he can't. He whines and barks until he gets what he wants... Uh-oh, I guess he's learning from his {spoiled} master ;)

"hmmm...I wonder if I'll see my neighbor, Jedi, today"

One of Dutch's beach buddies is a golden retriever/labrador mix. His name is Jedi and his last name is Knight. Jedi Knight! So funny/clever! Jedi's mom & I love when we're on the beach together - Dutch and Jedi have very comical play moves. Dutch likes to do circle upon circle upon circle- I don't know how my crazy dog doesn't get dizzy! I've seen other dogs do Jedi's move, but Jedi was the first one I saw to just lay down like a lion going to pounce on his prey. Jedi lays down and just waits for Dutch to get nearer to him and then he runs to Dutch and they run off like maniacs. 
I'm going to do my best to get a video of Dutch doing his spins and he and Jedi playing...they're so humorous! 

"that water sure looks nice!"

The Dutchster loves to swim, too. He is after all a labrador retriever. But some of the dogs we get in LRROF aren't big swimmers. It's interesting to see the different personalities and individual quirks of the dogs that come through Lab Rescue

"I guess I'll just settle for a sunny spot on the grass until then"

Head over to BowlLicking and check out Nicole's Paw Print Dog Biscuits. I have been eager to make them! Hopefully I'll get to make these this week during non-dog-beach-hours! These biscuits are "Pepper Approved"! Check out Nicole's adorable photo:


  1. Gosh, I love watching dogs romp on the beach! Dutch looks like he's eagerly anticipating some fantastically fun times.

    Do you work for or do volunteer work for the LRROF? If so, fantastic! I used to do quite a bit of volunteer work for a small local animal shelter (Valley Humane Society http://www.valleyhumanesociety.org/) and I absolutely loved it. It's so fulfilling and I've met so many sweet people through it. Unfortunately I don't live there anymore (my parents do, and my mom works there part time, so I pop in from time to time), but I'm looking to start volunteering again somewhere here in San Francisco. Nothing better than finding a good family for a sweet pup/cat.

    PS Thanks for the sweet words about Pepper and the dog treats. I love how she licks her nose, so funny. Hope that you and Dutch enjoy the treats when you get a chance to make them!

  2. Aw! Our dog loved the the beach and swimming in the ocean. I concur, I love it too

  3. Oh my goodness, I'm so jealous! That beach looks amazing! I wish I could lay out right now!

    P.S. Congrats girlie, you won my Lilly shift pillow giveaway! Email me at misssouthernprep [@] gmail dot com so I can get you in touch with the owner of the Lilly shop!

  4. These are great pictures! Ahh I would give anything to be at the beach right now!!

  5. Charlie LLLLLLoves the beach too! It gives me a great excuse to go more often. They're thinking about making a leash law at the closest beach, which would be awful! Luckily, there are enough dog owners around who are working hard to make sure it doesn't happpen. Looks so sunny where you are- jealous!


Thanks for your sweet comments!