Friday, June 22, 2012

Cooling Off 101

Summer has arrived in the northern hemisphere
which means "beach" becomes my second name...

~~~Sophie Beach Doodle~~~

Speed and agility
with a swift kick
and 
a perfect nailing
of
Mr. Orangie!

Depending upon the time of day
and whether the tide is in or out...

secret pools of warm water 
can be found as we make our way
down the beach.

Nose dives...
or in this case 
floppy ear swan dive...

as I plunk myself into the wetness
to cool off my belly
and 
to clean 
Mr. Orangie...

check out the warm water streaming off
the ball along with all that sand...

This is one of my favourite times
when all you hear are a few seagulls,
some burbling clams under the sand,
and
the gentle flow of the receding waters.

and with luck I will always
have a pool to rinse off in and
return for another dunking
when Mr. Orangie
is shot into the air
with a bull's eye kick.


47 comments:

  1. Paaw it looks great, Summer has been and gone here we think - hard to tell, can't see it through all the rain we are having all the time! Wish I was there with you my friend, I could bring along My Pink Chicken, they'd get along with Mr Orange! Take care, Barnie x

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    1. Oh Barnie..so sad about the rain..it'll disappear soon because I doing a "GO AWAY RAIN" dance for you!!! Pink Chicken sounds like a whole lot of funky fun!

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  2. Cool shots, love the nose dive, Sophie!

    Still wish I was there to play with you!

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    1. You are in our hearts Sharon...Sophie talks about you often! ;-);-)

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  3. I wanna play too! It's a charmed life on the Eastern shores of Canada. We're jealous.

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    1. Now don't be jealous...I know your shores are beautiful too...just have to go there and release everything!

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  4. Hi Sophie can't wait to see your swimming entry for the Blogville Olympics , you are so lucky having a beach. I wanna be a beach bum!
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. I wanna, I wanna, I wanna be a beach bumbette!

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  5. Looks like a lot of summer fun ahead for you! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Will so Sweets...hope your summer is the bestest!

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  6. Looks like a great place to spend a summer day!

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    1. and this was without the sun...just you wait when the sun comes out!

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  7. What gorgeous shots! Your header photo is amazing.

    It's got hot here too... pant pant!

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    1. I see with your post the summer weather has descended upon you...smiles all around!

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  8. Hey dear Sophie,

    I totally forgot to visit you last time. A beach day? With an orange ball? Sounds like doggy heaven.

    I bet your dad had such a great time.

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee

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    1. We all did and always do...good to see you again!

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  9. Sophie -- If I were a betting woman (which I'm not) I'd bet the beach is your first home!

    Not trying to be egotistic, but check out the giveaway on my blog --

    Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xoxo

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    1. you must or should be a betting lady, Nancy...'cause you are so right!!

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  10. Looks like so much fun :). Hm, maybe Mr Löw should put you in our German-soccer-Team tonight??? What do you think? *hehehe*

    *pet-pet-pet*
    Schnuffie

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    1. Yessssssssssssssssssssssssss, we did *Snoppy dance* Wooohooooooo! *yaaaaaaaawns* *gggg* Here is party-time *hehehehe* Oh my! Ok, no work tomorrow... *phew*

      Gute Nacht *zzzzzzzzzzzzzz* ;)

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    2. Figured you'd like that...now don't get too drunk!!! Right!

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  11. Life is simply better at the beach.. right Sophie.
    ~:)

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  12. Great pictures of you Sophie! You must be happy to have that beach?

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    1. Ecstatic Lindsjo....over the top HAPPY!

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  13. Looks rather refreshing Soph...With the mercury hitting 100 here today I must admit that I'd rather be there swimming with you!

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    1. What fun we'd have in the waters...splishing and a splashing...that sounds like a song!!

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  14. Very hot here, Miss Sophie Beach Doodle! We need a beach!

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    1. OK, if I shakes enough of the sand outta my hair I'll sends it to ya...sound good?!

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  15. Oh, Mr. Orangie! What a good ball you are!

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    1. Mr. Orangie HAS to be good or he ends up with more holes in him!

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  16. some mighty fine waters and reflections, too, sophie!

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    1. I's love to make reflections with your horses...can you just imagine!

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  17. Hi Sophie
    I love seeing you in the water with Mr Orange.
    You always have such a good time- running and playing,, and your always smiling!
    love
    tweedles

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  18. You always have such awesome times at your beaches. We'd love to be there.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Guess what? There's loads of room for you!!!

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  19. Oh your photos make me want to see the ocean! You are always having so much fun in your beautiful scenery! Pawesome photos!

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    1. Your Bucket List must have "ocean" on it..no matter which one you want to touch!

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  20. Great shots Sophie. What fabulous places you have to visit.

    Have a great weekend
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

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    1. Hi Ho...I do enjoy myself and I sure hope you get some tingling sensation when you follow my world!!

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  21. Sophie- the reflection pictures are wonderful! You and I are kindred souls-- we both love the beach! Someday when I come to visit I want you to take me to your beautiful beach!!
    Love you-
    Vicki

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    1. We can run with abandon down the beach gazing into each other's eyes...ma cherie!

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  22. Ahhhh. The beach. Sweet abandon is right!!

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This 'DOODLE' is looking forward to your comment....don't be shy...all I do is SNIFF & LICK!