Dogs on the Beach

Welcome to this week’s Dogs on Thursday  post, which is also the last post about our beach trip.  As you can see, Mugsy had a bit more freedom than Missy Sissy.  She’s doing pretty well off-lead at home, but we weren’t about to risk it at the beach!

Today’s also a very special day.  Haddon Wood’s Princess of Joy, aka: Sissy, is six months old today.  It’s hard to believe!  Her other nicknames?  “Me Do It” because she doesn’t want help with anything; she wants to do it herself.  “Wild Child” – see the photo…  There are others, but those are the polite ones.

The Prince had a BIG time on the beach.  He loves the ocean, and had fun playing fetch in the surf. 




Because I had Sissy’s leash and the camera, the poor gal didn’t always get enough warning to avoid the cold, bad water. 

Is that not the saddest retreat from the ocean ever? 

Despite being on the leash, Sissy still managed to run along and being a pesky little tag-along sister.  She loves the beach; it’s just that cold, wet stuff she doesn’t like.  And she doesn’t otherwise mind water, as rain, bath, shower, etc., so we’re thinking it was the rather chilly temperature of the ocean that bothered her.

I could post photos all day, but perhaps they’ll surface another day when I’m missing the beach.  We’ll end with a post-romp shot of two VERY tired (clean and dry!) dogs at rest.  (No, they’re NOT supposed to be on the sofa without a cover, but it was so cute…  Clearly, Mugsy is lording his superiority over Sissy, but she’s too tired to care.)



26 comments on “Dogs on the Beach

  1. gaylen says:

    I love those photos! Especially the one where she got wet! She looks sad and mad. You take great action shots of the dogs and “Me Do It!” is the perfect name for a basset. g

  2. insanknitty says:

    Awww.. look how fun! I miss the beach! There’s nothing better than a properly exhausted doggie photo… you know they had so much fun building up to that!

  3. michelle says:

    Now that is a pair of puppers having a blast! Oh so tired after all that fun! I would never, ever allow Katie off leash anywhere. If a pinhead sees something they want, they are off like a shot. she is allowed to walk off leash to the car for a ride but that is it.

  4. MrPuffy says:

    So cute. Sissy retreating from the water is just too funny!

  5. Nichole says:

    GREAT pics! I love the “retreat, retreat” pic!

  6. Kim says:

    Looks like everyone had a wonderful time at the beach. I’d run too from the cold water. Sissy is so cute!! Mugsy looks like he had a grand time running along the beach.

  7. How apropriate is “Me Do It” for ANY two year old equivalent??!! It fits perfectly. You just keep showing us those dogs sweet side, and keep the rest of it a secret, okay? (wink)

  8. CindyCindy says:

    What great shots. They had so much fun and are so tuckered out in the last picture. Darling.

  9. carol says:

    That looks like so much fun! What a great way to spend a day. Your dogs are adorable.

  10. Bubblesknits says:

    That picture of Sissy coming out of the water is hilarious! Poor thing! And Mugsy looks like he’s just as happy as a dog can be. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  11. Donna says:

    Wonderful shots that made me long for the Outer Banks. Mugsy and Sissy are adorable and so smart! Glad you had such a good time.

  12. Pooch says:

    Sissy looks like she was having a marvelous time despite the leash. I’d love to be on a beach too!

  13. fireflynights says:

    It looks like they both had a great time at the beach. It’s nice to go when there are so few people there, even if the water is cold.

  14. AlisonH says:

    Oh, those are *wonderful* pictures!

  15. Dianne says:

    How sweet! Love the pictures of them all tired out after a “hard” day. Happy 6-month birthday to Sissy!

  16. blogfree Jessica says:

    Wow, yes, SADDEST ocean retreat pic ever! I love “me do it”, too funny! Your dogs are precious!

  17. Mary says:

    Aw what great shots!! They look like they had a blast! Happy 6 months to Sissy! Can’t believe its been that long. She sure has grown.
    I for one love the beach shots and oyu can post them anytime, I won’t mind at all 🙂

  18. Amanda says:

    OMG they are adorable.

  19. Anita says:

    Oh I loved the photos!!! They looked like they were having a blast! Except when Sissy got in the water, poor thing. 🙂
    And happy 6 month birthday to Sissy! They grow up too fast!

  20. Kenyetta says:

    I can tell they had fun!
    Snoop and Diamond

  21. Kathy says:

    What cuties! You found an easy solution to bathing dogs. I need to get Mr. Bettis to the beach….LOL

  22. Nicole says:

    Dogs on the beach – one of the best things in the world!!!

  23. Robin in VA says:


  24. I love doggies on beaches. It is so fun!

  25. StarSpry says:

    What wonderful pictures! I’m glad both dogs love the beach 🙂

  26. StarSpry says:

    What wonderful pictures! I’m glad both dogs love the beach 🙂

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