Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Beach time!

I don't have quite the beach that Nanook and Pooka have. In fact, I've never been to an ocean beach. But don't be calling the Humane Society for me or anything. We have a rocky dirt "beach" in Vermont where I like to play and wade and drink (see below), and I'm taking my people there for 4th of July.

I will swim a little, but only to go out and make sure my peeps are ok. I would much rather they stay in shallow water where I can keep an eye on them. Someone needs to keep bringing home the bacon (and salmon, my new favorite food). I much prefer to wade and run around and stick my entire head in the water. 

Lots of people come, of all sizes. I like to lifeguard them too. Here I am helping a particularly small person to shallower water by giving her a ride on my nose:

The best thing about the beach is the dogs and people who come. Unlike NYC, there are lots of people who know (and like!) big dogs and my peeps are a lot more relaxed around them. I'm also a shameless beggar for treats. 

If there's a chance for more treats, I will accompany people on a walk around the pond to make sure they are ok. And monitor their treat levels. Even if they have a dog with them already, sometimes some people deserve some extra special Biggie attention. If they fell in deep water with all those treats, it would be unsafe for them (the people and the treats).  Then P-Daddy has to walk around the other way and meet us to bring me back to where we're hanging out. 

And there are lots and lots of dogs. Here I am making sure Sharky, this baby girl lab, doesn't get in over her head. (Biggie, she already swims better than you and she's 6-1/2 weeks old!) Isn't she cute? 

I also had a tremendous time playing with Tongo, an 8-month old German Shepherd boy. We can be Addled Less Sense together, though you can see from the video that he still has a lot of energy, that little boy! Obviously, I have calmed down SO much since in comparison, since I am already 13 months old.

I hope you all have a really FUN 4th of July, and may your humans be clumsy flipping burgers on the grill!


Lindsay said...

Happy Fourth! I hope you have a great time on Friday. I hope to do something fun as well. I enjoyed the pictures. Ace loves the water and would love to visit a beach like that with other dogs.

Booker the Treeing Walker said...

That water just looks COLD! Can you believe that the ocean temperature here is now 80 degrees? wow that's like BATH ... and can you believe that H-Mom and Man-Dad haven't even brought me to the beach yet? something's gotta give around here ... I don't even know if I can swim!

T-Bone said...

Happy 4th of July!!! We are celebrating Canada Day here. We went to a splash pad, have you ever been to one. AMAZING. Water shoots out everywhere. I love it!!! Have fun, and keep a watchful eye on all your people.


Petey said...

Hi Biggie Z!

No, we looked at Continental too, and they're $100. Now, the last time I flew on Continental, nobody ever asked to see my ticket (which Mommy had already paid for!) Not at security, not at the gate! We could have saved some serious tennis ball $$$!

Have fun at the lake - that looks like a blast. It's hot as Hades here in the big city!

Your pal,


PeterPan said...

I wish my Sheep-herder brother was as much fun as your new friend! All he ever does when we go to the water is get all wet and play with some stupid floaty toy. Getting wet is dumb. I much prefer playing chase.

Huck said...

Biggie you are a very handsome Addled Less Sent! I like how you took the "inside track" and thus had to do a lot less running to keep up with circle-running Tongo. Was that intentional? And do you get hot in your handsome kuvasz coat?

Saint Lover said...

Gorgeous pictures and wow what a place to spend your vacation! We are quite jealous. My kiddos would be in heaven with a spot like that.

Have a safe and fun 4th up there! I cant wait for new pictures.

Wimsey said...

Sigh, I envy you your beach, and grill. Have fun with your peeps this 4th.


Georgeous said...

Good job you didn't lick your nose and eat the little person, or worse, flip 'em to the otherside.
Love 'n' Snuffs

babyphat523 said...

Happy 4th of July too! Enjoy your beach time!
xoxo :)

The Brat Pack said...

Happy 4th of July! Your beach looks like a lot of fun!


Mango said...

Biggie -
That doggie was too fast for you! Hee hee! Glad to see you having so much fun with other full sized doggies.