Thursday, July 18, 2013

Until the Cows Come Home!


As we ventured further along the beach to the river
we discovered the remains of an old wharf
at least that's what we thought it was.


The river is right there in front me Dad
can I go now?
huh?
can I?


OK, Mr. Orangie I have you in my sights!


At last, fulfillment and happiness
the 2 go hand in hand right?


A quick hole dig to bury Mr. O
only seems appropriate.


 Back in for a swim as the river wends lazily down to the ocean.


Jim pulls up a stump from the driftwood pile
and plunks himself down
while I continue my hole to 'somewhere important'.


Always a lesson thrown in for good measure.


This is what I really wanted to show you !


Peeps paddle boarding at the end of the river
where the river and ocean waters meet.


They have a lot of chutzpah to paddle away out there
because the dangerous undertows and rip currents
have a reputation 
with unpleasant results.


So with this knowledge firmly in place
I'll stay here in my little cove inlet and fetch Mr O
until the cows come home
or
until when we go home.

Later Gators!

38 comments:

  1. I like the third shot... a lot! All great pictures of a super time at the river. Wish I was there with a wet dog! (you - Sophie!)

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    1. Sophie darting into water lightning speed ~~~ she is so fast ~~ then returns and shakes all over us!

      Do you want to be here now as she shakes like a Doodliac!!!?

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  2. Wish I could be there for a dip :)! Isn´t it dangerous for the "paddle-ing people"?

    Ha, my weekend is here. 3 days off. Waaaahooooooooooo! 35° *phew*.

    *winkeeeee*

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    1. Yes I think it's dangerous for the paddley-peeps because that section of the beach has a strange water current with rocks underneath. Each year someone is in danger there!

      35+ ~~ no thanks ~~ we just got over our heat wave!!

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  3. When you bury Mr Orangie, Sophie, do your Dads dig him up again? They must or you'd be going through a ton of Mr Orangies.

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    1. NOPE, no digging by the Dads!!

      Sophie has to learn to be careful with Mr. Orangie. Are we heartless or what!!!

      Really we aren't that bad!

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  4. Very sensible Sophie, staying in the calmer waters. I can't believe how much sand you had on you.
    What's the routine when you get to the car, or home guys - a hose down in the back yard?

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    1. Sophie, Sand and Spray!!

      Sounds like a feature at the cinema!!

      The sand wedges into Sophie's fur, but the thing is she dries quickly and the sand all falls out. Yes, there have been a few mishaps on the living room floor ~~ that is understatement really. We just refurbished the hardwood floors so we are much more diligent than we used to be with the 20+ years floors.

      By Sophie's eyes always get to us!!

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  5. I home not too many cows come home
    Then you'd have no place to roam
    Looks like a grand spot indeed
    A giant litterbox is always pleasing at my feed

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    1. cow paddies here and there
      leaving smellies in the air
      circling round and round
      pouncing on the middle mound
      laughing
      cavorting
      the life of a DoodleManiac!!!

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  6. The good thing about the beach is you never get tired of it!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. EXACTLY!!!!!

      I could go every day in all types of weather ~~~ Doodle Fun on the Beach!!!

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  7. Looking at you, I suddenly miss my dogs that liked to retrieve, specifically Angel and Princess. It was always so easy to keep them both entertained and exercised. With Samson, I have to walk and walk and walk like forever, and it still does little good. Sure he plays with the ball and his toys, but he does not understand the concept of retrieving. Neither does Soldier, he dribbles the ball, but won't give it to me to throw. So there you have it, you lucky doodle, you! It's always such fun to watch you having fun.

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    1. Hi Ho IngerDoodle!

      Sophie has always retrieved without any hesitation, so I guess this put us ahead of the game and the pack.She always was 1st at the daycare down the road in the water and out before anyone realized she had the ball!

      Hugs to Samson!!!

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  8. Oh, my dogness, Sophie. That sounds like my day at the river!

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    1. YAY YAY YAY

      I love rivers so much because you can float down them ~~ get out ~~~ and run back up!

      YAY AGAIN!!

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  9. Beautiful images! I wish I had a beach to walk barefoot on. That water looks so refreshing, particularly during this heat wave!

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    1. Exactly true, Martha!

      Peeps may shudder at the coldness of our climate, but when a heatwave arrives then ducking your feet into the North Atlantic only makes sense.

      It's like opening the freezer and sticking your head in.

      LOL !!!!

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  10. Once again I am stunned by the beauty where you live. Maybe we can retire there one day!

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    1. There's a house for sale bordering our garden, Ryker.

      Go tell you Mom.

      I would so love to have you as a neighbour.

      We could run the beaches all the time. You'd love it!

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  11. Glad that you're staying safe and having fun in such a Gorgeous place! The river, the cover, the ocean - wow, you are a lucky girl, Sophie!

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    1. My daily goal is to keep the guys safe and put a SMILE on their faces along with everyone else that ventures near.

      I can't help myself!!

      Seriously, I LOVE LIFE !!!

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  12. Super pics, as always, take care Sophie, watch that the Dads do not get too enthusiastic , and try to go out on boards too!!!I can see you as a rescue girl. Greetings to all, Jean.

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    1. I would not be a HAPPYDOODLE if the guys ventures out there. I get all crazy when they walk along the shoreline. Don't know what comes over me.

      Worry and Safety ~~ I guess !!!

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  13. Looks like you know all the best spots for a swim and some fun.

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    1. We have a short local list and frequent them as much as possible.

      Time to go again, me thinks!

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  14. Nova Scotia is Paradise. (But I was really disappointed when there were no cows!)

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    1. SnickerDoodle got you good.

      Now it's time to find some cows for you my friend!!

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  15. So pretty and peaceful. What a cool find, that old wharf
    Benny & Lily

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    1. Yes, the wharf reappears after heavy seas/winds eat up the beaches!

      Pretty cool!

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  16. Wow you have such a great Place Sophie!
    Go to swim every day, run at th beach......
    You are lucky to have your family with your great Dads

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    1. I know that I've been blessed with these 2 guys!

      They keep me moving all the time.

      No rest for the wicked ~~~ as they say!

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  17. Sophie- your such a good and brave swimmer in that deep cold water.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. SophieBraveDoodle ~~ my new 2013 Summer name!!

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  18. Sophie- you be careful girlfriend!! That water is beautiful but scary!! Don't you go chasing after Mr Orangie if he floats out there!! Your little cove is just perfect for your play:)
    Xoxo
    Vicki

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    1. I hear you, all the way up here, Vicki!

      My guys wouldn't let me go out that far and vicey versy!!!!

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  19. Hi Y'all!

    Sophie, according to my Human, you're too young to know the expression "later Gator".

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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