Saturday, June 29, 2013

vacation

Last week, Chewy got to see the ocean for the first time ever!  We went to southern Maine, and stayed right on the coast.  It was pretty spectacular to wake up to ocean views every morning.

Jeff even put up a little fence, so the puppies could have a little play/pee area off the deck.
 The rosa rugosa completed the fence on the third side.  Too many thorns for the dogs to even be tempted to try and crawl through.

Chewy was a maniac during high tide.  Those waves coming in drove him crazy.



I let him off the leash once during high tide, and he had the time of his life, running up and down the beach biting and barking at the waves. However, I learned that waves are way more fun than me, as he lost any recall skills he may have had!

It was really nice having a private beach.  Didn't have to deal with any scary children or people, so the dogs could relax and explore and play ball off leash during low tide.   I did keep their leashes on/let them drag most of the time unless they were playing, since I didn't want to break any leash laws or cause any problems with the neighbors.  The beach was all closed in by rocks and rosa rugosa, which helped Oreo feel safe.


"You're crazy Daddy!"



so many new smells!



more later......

10 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

What a most excellent adventure...I always wonder what Reilly would do if he got on the beach = he so hates the water and wont even step in a puddle. Looks like you had a wonderful and relaxing vacation

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

R u wearing a Sheltie hat--- pawsome. Sounds like everyone had a good time. I like how Oreo is sitting in your seat next to Jeff. I thought to myself, first oreo claimed the hammock and now he claimed the beach chair. Guess we could learn a thing or two from oreo.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

I forgot to add... Oreo is sitting on the chair and you r sitting on a rock. LOL. Dont forget BB tv show is on tonight.

Sara said...

Yes, Oreo always wins!

So excited about BB! How could those people not tell that Rachel's sister is in the house? She looks/sounds just like her!

Diana said...

Looks wonderful! Guiness gets crazy about waves too and loses his mind. Between that and chasing the birds, that's how I lost him at the beach that time.

Caren Gittleman said...

these photos just made my day! What a delightful vacation and a brilliant idea!
I can tell that Oreo and Chewy were having the time of their lives!!!
Chewy is just grinning from ear to ear!
Hope you got some video!! :)

Chris and Ricky said...

Such a gorgeous place - perfect vacation spot for dogs!

Dawn said...

Perfect! A place they can run and explore new things! Reminds me of the trip you and Oreo and Misty had. Wonder what Katie would do with waves? Probably bark, but not get her princess feet wet.

Dawn said...

PS How do you find dog friendly places to visit anyway?

Sara said...

I use the website homeaway.com, and use the search filter "petfriendly".