Friday, June 05, 2009

Rollin' rollin' rollin' ...

Another day as an unemployed bum, another dog beach to be conquered.

This time, it was Mud Bay in Tsawwassen. Miles and miles to go before I .... see anybody other than us and our dogs! It was totally deserted. Those Delta people don't know realize good they have it! I think they should be forced to move that beach to Vancouver, where we promise to enjoy it every day.

We all met at the little park up the street. I arrived first, because I drive really fast, so had to wait a bit for everyone else. Tweed thought this sucked donkeys.

I would like my ball. Now.

Piper put on a one-dog play. She called it

Soccer ....


To play her role properly, she had to puff up to twice her normal size, and also wear a fake Flamboyance (tm).

Tweed was pretty happy when everyone showed up, and we finally could get down to some beachin' business.

Joining us on today's adventures were Auntie "Happy Dogs" Dove and her crew.

When you are a movie dog trainer, your dogs become insufferable hams. Whilst the other dogs are off doing dog-things, Mick and Riot work some camera lens.

She also has Flash AKA "Now You See Her, Now You Don't"


And the irrepressibly happy Muppet.

At least, he was happy, until he became the Person Of Interest for The Sofa

Where goest The Sofa, there too goest some Mad Teeth (tm)

They say dobermans are quite bright. I say they are wrong. The Sofa never learns. And he gets his face stuck in stuff.

He really just wants to be one of the gang

But everyone just tries to avoid him. Poor, pesty Sofa.

They wouldn't even invite him to the threesome.

You can view this picture one of two ways.

Option 1: King Mick loses control of the frisbee
Option 1: King Mick storms in to gain control of the frisbee.

Mick prefers you choose Option 2, and pretends not to notice what order this photo came out of the camera in.

Humans in sandals + soccer balls = no fun for Wootie.

So he wished really hard that someone would play with him ....

And Tweed stole his soccer ball.

And now everybody is sleeping, and leaving dog-shaped piles of sand around the apartment. Shhhh.


Molly said...

Looking at these photos, all I can think is, "Man, Food Lady really gets out there and lives life." Inspiring!

andrea said...

Hmmmm... thanks for the reminder/suggestion. I'm not too far from Mud Bay and it will be an awesome place to take my new pooch.

The Border Collies said...

"Looking at these photos, all I can think is, "Man, Food Lady really gets out there and lives life." Inspiring!"

Well, TFL gets out there and lives a dog's life, that's for sure. My whole life revolves around the little devils :)

I lost a shoe at Mud Bay. The mud sucked my foot down and when I tried to get it out, my sandal snapped. It's kind of liberating driving on the highway barefoot!! LOL.

Buzz's Food Lady said...

Is Tweed trying to hike that soccer ball between his hind legs? That's Buzz's favorite game, but I have yet to see another dog do it!

Love the first pic of piper. : )

cblueiii said...

I wish we had beaches to go with our dogs. I remember visiting family in BC and wishing that I had brought my dog instead of boarding him at home. I was in disbelief at all the dogs on the beaches. After the visit my husband wanted to move to the island because of all the ginormous trees, and I wanted to move so my pooches could go to beaches!

I also wonder how many fifas you've gone through, they always seem to look nice in your pictures, not peeled like an orange as ours do. My oldest is not even 3 yet and we have gone through at least half a dozen of them.

PoochesForPeace said...

Ive decided you arent allowed to work. ever again. because i've enjoyed getting more of Three woofs!

KC said...

I am so impressed with your photography. Maybe that should be your full time job.
I just bought a Canon 50D and hope to learn to use it some day soon. My goal is to shoot like the Food Lady!

Smaki said...

I'm absolutely green with envy that you have so many dog beaches near you. I want muddy dogs too!

Three Dog Days said...

Do you know what kind of dog the Muppet is? I have one that looks just like him (her?) Just curious. I just found your blog today and I can relate to the story about the lab and the ball. I have the same type of problems with clueless and rude owners.

The Border Collies said...

Muppet is a Labrador X poodle! he is a rescue dog :)

Three Dog Days said...

Cool, thanks. My Fancy is a rescue also. They are the best!