Saturday, 6 October 2012

Dogs On The Beach

William, a dog with a personality as sweet as Gone with the Wind's Melanie
 We are blessed with good natured dogs. Not that a sweet nature is a mere accident of birth., animals like dogs that are nurtured well in a pack, more often than not develop a gentleness and sociability ideal for sharing a house with.
Welsh Terriers are robust, inquisitive and happy dogs. They also have a rather sweet habit of sitting and watching something that they are unsure of or have not experienced before.  This behaviour gives them a somewhat benign  demeanour and the "look"of an all seeing teddy bear.

Even though we live in the deep and green Welsh countryside, Trelawnyd is, in fact only a couple of miles from the sea as the crow flies (it is not an easy walk as we are around 600 feet above the coastal plain) The beaches are open, often deserted and ideal for dogs, as they can run and run until their tongues loll and their legs wobble

Meg and Chris watching the sea 
Is it George or is it a ventriloquists dummy?

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos of all of you. It looks like the perfect morning jaunt. My parents' now passed golden retriever loved, loved, loved the beach and the water. I believe it kept him healthy for nearly all of his 15 wonderful years. Never met a happier dog.

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  2. If George is a ventriloquist's dummy, I dread to think where your right arm is!

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    1. Damn - you beat me to it, Shooting.

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  3. Send them here,please...I'll pay postage.
    Jane x

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  4. Love all your dogs! Such wonderful personalities!

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  5. You are Bob Carolgees and I claim my five pounds....

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  6. William is a sweetie! Now I know why George has that expression! Especially if you are a ventriloquist!!
    Do you get to the beach often? Lucky that you have one nearby, John.....a great escape.

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  7. *sigh* I do wish our open beaches were like yours to let the dogs run, but ours are usually "packed" with people. I posted a little video on my blog which I think is something you could use for those sheep of yours? Loved the beach photos, thank you for sharing, John.

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  8. Happy dogs, and happy people, great shots!

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  9. What lovely little dogs they are!

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  10. thanks for the big dose of happiness this morning...

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  11. Dogs are almost always as nice as their owners, John - and it is certainly so in your case. Have you ever read John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley? In it he says that dogs can read your mind - my dog certainly can and I guess yours can too.

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  12. Owners and dogs all look like absolute darlings!

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  13. Looks sublime...bet they drink the sea water too!

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  14. How lovely to be able to walk your dogs on the beach John ....... you all look as if you are having a wonderful time.
    My Nan had a wire haired terrier and he used to sit outside the pub for her .....nothing much has changed in our family !! XXXX

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  15. Just love your dogs and how much fun it would be to take them to the beach..to run and run and get some fresh air and exercise.. My son took their dog to Lake Mighigan where you have to keep your dog on a leash.. Cost him $250 because his dog was not on a leash..
    Love the video from cindy@northofwiaton "Run Rabblit Run".. didn't know rabbits could herd sheep.. Everyone should watch that video.. it was delightful..
    ta ta for now from Iowa:)

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  16. George does have a surprised look on his face..

    Great weather today. Glad you enjoyed the walk on the beach. Good picture of Chris too, looking out to sea.

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  17. Lovely teddy bear dogs x

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  18. Lovely! They are beautiful dogs. I love that photo of you and George! Tee hee. xoxoxo

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  19. Absolutely fab dogs; William especially looks such a sweetie!

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  20. welsh terriers have become very popular all of a sudden, 3 people we know bought one this year, none of the puppies came from Wales tho :-)

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  21. What a beautiful place to be. My pack would love it there.

    Fantastic Six Words were perfect!

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  22. thanks all for comments
    worked today so havent time to answer everyone!!!!!
    have a lovely weekend...... I a off to lie down!

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  23. What a wonderful HAPPY post. I don't know which of you looked more blissed out.

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  24. you all look very happy to be beside the sea side,

    Gill

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  25. I think that our days with our dogs are the same, John--Just the view is different! I would so enjoy a trip to your beach, and I wonder who would enjoy it more, me or the pups--Again, just like you and your dogs!

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  26. The last time I was on that stretch of beach, I found thousands of cockles just below the sand. Delicious.

    My boys would love to join your two there for a good run. Open spaces and water... the perfect combo.

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  27. Lucky dogs with their vast beachy playgrounds!

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  28. That's the thing about dogs. When they give of themselves they give their ALL. Unlike cats who, when they don't regard you as a nuisance (bless 'em), look on you as a means to their own comforts, be it as food-supplier or source of warmth.
    Dogs have the ability to APPRECIATE.

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  29. Great images, John. And, it looked like an (at least partly) sunny day! Good for you!

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  30. I loved taking my dear Holly to the beach... she would have set up home there i'm sure if she were able... your dogs really do look sweet... lovely days x

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  31. I've often thought your dogs look like teddies, they're so sweet x

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  32. Bro,
    lovely photo of Chris nice to see him so relaxed
    Annxx

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  33. Looks like a lovely time.

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