Just a heads up that this post is going to be quite picture heavy! I also took a ton of video today, but I'll put that together hopefully in time for Monday. It was a GORGEOUS day on the coast!! Unbelievable! I very rarely get out there when it's actually warm and today was one of those rare times. The temperatures started out in the low sixties in the morning with a slight breeze and then warmed up into the seventies with a stronger wind. It was actually quite warm and a bit humid once you got off the beach.
I got to the beach about two and a half hours before everyone else because I wanted to bring the dogs and let them run around for a bit. I almost left Ruthie at home because I knew that we were going to be out there for a while and even though her stamina and endurance have so far impressed me, it was definitely going to be a long day. I am definitely glad that I didn't! Once I got her onto the sand, it was like Ruthie crack! She was having the best time! She was running every where and trying to keep up with the big dogs as they ran around. Super cute! But any how, now on to the pictures, with a few bits of commentary sprinkled throughout.:0)
For starters, I brought along my rubber boots to wear on the beach and it was the best idea ever!
Once on the beach and after a bit of crazy happy running around, Ruthie did some of her signature back scratching that cracks me up!
Ruthie had a great time just being one of the "big" kids.
Throughout the day, the wind would send the sea foam skittering across the sand. Bess was particularly enamored with pouncing on them.
And just some random shots.
Ruthie taking her turn at attacking the sea foam.
Being brave walking through some of the streams on the beach.
And the crazy one...
More random shots.
Sorry that some of the pictures came out so dark. I find myself really wishing that I had Photo Shop to better process my pictures. Then I think about the number of pictures that I have a tendency to take and the large amount of time that I would spend processing those pictures and I realize that maybe it's for the best.;0)
And with that, I'm off to take care of some doggy toe nails and prep Bess for a double specialty up in Shelton, WA tomorrow. I know, I know. I said that we were basically done with conformation, but it's a specialty and I already her entries in. And I'm really looking forward to seeing a lot of the people who'll be there. So basically this is a for fun dog show. Though I'm not telling Adam that!