Today, the sun’s shining, the temperature’s rising and dogs are waiting to go to the beach.
Today, Daisydog is to have a beach party with four friends. Annie and Bron are two corgis who come to visit from Wellington; Nicholas and Tyler are two Bichons who live close by my son, and all these dogs get on well together.
Daisy of course, is the biggest, but not necessarily the loudest. The corgis get upset and bark loudly when Daisy goes too far out from the beach. Of course, her legs are so much longer than theirs. Very protective of friends!
The day started when the dogs and their owners, and one friend without dog, arrived for coffee. Kay brought freshly baked date scones and so we sat in the sunshine enjoying our coffee and making plans to go to see La Traviata by Opera Australia. Still confined to our two islands, we can’t go to see the opera, but we can enjoy the live movie theatre transmissions.
We have seen several from the Met over the past few years, and so we are looking forward to the one only screening of this on March 5 at our favourite bijoux theatre in Wellington.
But back to Daisy’s party. Lots of energy expended by all five dogs. Daisy loves the water and one friend (one of mine that is) delighted her by throwing sticks into the waves to be collected and brought back, for Heather to throw again. Daisy can play this game for as long as you want to.
The two Bichons don’t like the water and stayed well clear.
After about an hour we decided that the dogs had all had enough and so we all got into our cars ad drove the happy dogs home.
Since. arriving home some four hours ago, Daisydog has done nothing except lie in the shade and sleep. I am glad we went out earlier as it is now far too hot for dogs to be running around.
A lovely start to the weekend.
“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.
Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marogs, beach