Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hound Dawg's Field Trip


The Finman, Hound Dawg, and I all found ourselves at the beach this afternoon. We decided to try out the new beach front on Front Beach in Ocean Springs. In truth, it's not that new. I guess people have been enjoying it all summer but we generally visit a different beach when we beach walk.

The improvements made to the Front Beach post Katrina are very nice, wide sidewalk with an attractive seawall, fire pits, and those little shower thingies to wash the sand off yourself when you leave the beach. In fact, if you glance above you'll observe that Copper Dawg thought the shower thingy innovation quite nice on a warm sunny day. We hit quite a few of those as we meandered the length of the beach.

I was very glad to see that they've used native plantings in the landscaping. In a few years, barring catastrophic hurricanes, the beach front will be even more attractive.

13 comments:

  1. That is one great photo of our buddy.

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  2. What a delicious way to cool down on a long hot walk. I wonder if they work as well on two legged animals??

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  3. I love that photo- I thought it was raining until I read your post. He definitely looks as though he wishes he had one of those in the back yard. :)

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  4. Maggs, I'm sure it does. :) I saw a few two legs using them too.

    Wiz, thanks. Funny you should mention that. I'm thinking about getting him a solar fountain for his big bowl our front. LOL

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  5. Copper is an awesome Dawg ! Love the look you captured ! Ohh and I love the beach showers after spending some time in the sun, surf, and sand!

    Currently, all I can do is take Scoot out on the trolley and we drive over to the large patio overlooking the beach . But just sitting there is good enough for me. I'm thankful for that!

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  6. Sunny, Copper does have a lot of fun. I think it was Maggs who said a while back that you can tell he has a "lust for life" and he certainly does.

    I'm glad that Scoot allows you to get out to the beach. It must be nice enjoying the breeze of the water.

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  7. You captured pure joy on his face!

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  8. Thanks Kate, he's a funny ol' dog.

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  9. I am a fan of the beach!!

    One of these days I may see that one, you never know.

    Cheers,
    Bobby

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  10. Bobby, it's a nice little beach. Not quite as nice as the Atlantic, but still not a bad place to hang out.

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  11. Dawg sure has a thirst for life as well as for shower thingys. :)

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