Monday, 9 August 2010

A day at the beach

Ben at the Seaside

This is a first. Not just for Ben, but for all of our dogs! Ben is the first of our dogs ever to go to the beach. Sheila was the first dog in the house, Kim was the first dog to bite a sheep on the neck and now Ben's the first dog to go to the beach. At least his first isn't a violent as Kim's.

We went to Murlough Beach, which I hadn't been to since Sasha was young. It was very exciting.

There's a short walk before you reach the beach itself, and Ben didn't behave very well on the way. He kept walking out in front of me, and trying to jump p on passers by. He soon got a chance to cool off, though, in the cold sea.

I let Ben off and he stayed with us for most of the time, and we soon relaxed and had a good time!

Look ma, the sea!
Ben at the Seaside

The bag of treats really helped him to stay with me and my Dad.

I will do whatever you say - for the treats. I will even lie down in the wet sand - for treats.
Ben at the Seasid

The numbers of people there drove him crazy, but he stayed with us.

Ben at the Seaside

After a while, we were all feeling tired, so we sat down on one of the dunes. Ben insisted he kept watch.

Ben at the Seaside

I'm enjoying this.
Ben at the Seaside

Do I get a treat for that pose?
Ben at the Seaside

You may notice that Ben is foaming at the mouth a bit, and that's because he wouldn't stop drinking the sea water, even though I could tell from his face and the expression he was making that he knew it tasted funny.

After a while, I realised I was giving Ben way too many treats, so I gave him a toy instead.

Yummy! *Nom, nom, nom...*
Ben at the Seaside

*Nom, nom, nom...*
Ben at the Seaside

The view from our june was nice, though.

The Seaside

And there were crabs everywhere, albeit dead ones.

Crab

There was a 'stream' in the sand, with water coming from nowhere.

Ben at the Seaside

Lanky Ben was running... away from the sea (it scares him).

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Ben at the Seaside

We had a brilliant day!

Ben at the Seaside

And it was very relaxing.

Ben at the Seaside

Best Beach Buddies!

Ben & Me at the Seaside


And yes, I did rip my trousers.

4 comments:

  1. Oh! Beautiful shots! I love the beach!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great photos! Sasha is just too pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love the shots! Looks like a lovely beach to spend time on. Ben is getting sooooo cute! I really like the last picture - adorable!

    ReplyDelete