Monday, March 1, 2010

The Beach

Going to the beach has always been one of my favourite pasttimes however mr kitty with his vampire skin has always been sun-phobic so over the last few years the opportunity has rarely presented itself. With the arrival of harry puppy I imagined much more frequent beach visits alas this has not been the case...

The misskitty abode is located about 45 mins drive from the nearest beach and given the unseasonally cool summer we have had in Melbourne this year plus the fact that local councils only allow dogs on certain beaches at off-peak times (ie. before 9am in the mornings and after 7:30pm in the evenings) a trip to the beach is only possible when all the the above plus other uncontrollable external variables (namely - my levels of tiredness and hunger) all align favourably.

harry puppy loves travelling the car (I must do a post on this at some stage) and is always excited at the prospect of going somewhere new. The beach was no exception. This is actually his 2nd beach visit - I forgot my camera last time.

Unfortunately he's not particularly keen on swimming although if there are other dogs in the water he will reluctantly wade in and then dog paddle out to ensure he isn't missing out on anything. harry puppy is far more interested in chewing seaweed, jellyfish and other miscellaneous slimey objects which have washed up on the shore (ick!) and of course digging.

Sorry about the blurry photos - its definately tricker than you may imagine trying to juggle a wriggly harry puppy with taking cute photos and avoiding dropping everything into the ocean!


  1. Baaahaahahaa I have a King Cav X Pug, I take her to the permanent off lead areas at the beach.


    She LOVES to run around and chase the seagulls but is SO scared of the water, we have to carry her into it and then she just swims right back to the shore again.

    So, so funny.

    Google: Off Lead Areas Melbourne
    and you will get a list of everywhere that is off lead and the times.

    Your dog is gorgeous.

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