Monday, April 23, 2012

A fun walk on Friday, with some friends

 On Friday, I had the day off work, as I had a friend's wedding to go to in the afternoon.

So, in the morning, Snoopy, Rocky and I met up with Jasper, Lexi, their human Laura, two of their friends' dogs Bailey and Reid.

We originally planned to go for a walk at our favourite dog beach, but stupidly I forgot to check the tides and it was high tide - so no room for dogs to run!  Instead, we decided to go to Bethells Beach, but when we got there we saw that there were people with horses preparing to go for a ride on the beach... as we weren't sure what Rocky and Jasper would do with the horses (probably just want to play, and scare the horses!), we decided to back track and go for a walk down the stream towards Lake Wainamu.  Lake Wainamu is surrounded by dense bush on three sides, and HUGE sand dunes on the other side, so our walk down the stream had bush on one side and the dunes on the other.  If it hadn't been so sunny, we could have gone straight over the dunes, but the black iron sand gets much too hot for any dog's feet! 
I'd been there many times as a girl, but never with the dogs....

Whoops, we got halfway along the stream and found a NO DOGS sign!!  then the park ranger drove past us, and waved at us and our SIX DOGS (he had his own dog on the back of his ute).  So we decided maybe it didn't matter that we were there after all.

Anyway, the dogs had great fun!  Snoopy had too much fun hunting for bunnies and rats, that she was banished to leash walking for 3/4 of our walk, as she decided it was more fun to chase things than to listen and come back when called!

It was Rocky's first walk in a pack, his first time meeting Great Danes, and his first time meeting a Chihuahua.  He was very good!

I've stolen a few photos from Laura's facebook, I'm sure she won't mind me sharing them on here

Rocky zooming down the shallow creek

 Rocky trying his best to keep up with Jasper and Reid

Jasper and Reid's bottoms, and Rocky's pitiful face! haha!  he didn't want sandy watery muddy stuff in his face!

the five of them posing (less Bailey the Chihuahua)... Snoopy the poopy didn't want to sit in the water!  grrr!!  She was being a right madam on the weekend!

1 comment:

Lexi and Jasper the Danes said...

It was a great day out! We really enjoyed it :)

And no worries about borrowing the photo's, glad that could be of help *Hee! Hee!*

We love the photo where Rocky has sand being kicked in his face - he looks so cute!

Lots of slobbers,
Lexi and Jasper the Danes