Friday, January 18, 2013

Puppy Tales: A Love Affair with the Ocean

If I had a quarter for every time someone's said, "I didn't know Saint Bernards liked to swim," I'd be rich. Seriously rich. And she's not even three years old yet.

Maybe it's because she's never known anything else. Puppy has been taking walks on the beach almost every day of her entire life. All year long, in all kinds of weather. And she loves it all.
She and Big Dog love to play chase through the shallows, splashing each other and all of the rest of us in the process. But really, anyone who's been in the ocean knows splashing is half the fun!

She's not the most graceful of swimmers, but she's not afraid to get right in there and paddle around. Being wet all over is never an issue for her. Unless the hose is involved. But ocean? No problem.
And she likes the beach in every kind of weather, too - the sound and fury of the wind and waves don't seem to bother her in the least. Sometimes they even add to the excitement.

But this is what she knows. Life at the beach. Of course she loves it. Who wouldn't?