New Year’s Outing

A trip to the beach? There’s no better way to start the New Year.

Emma and Ruby were happy to get out of the house.

“Yahooooooo! It’s so much fun,  so much to see.”

Ladies and Gentlemen  we have “Liftoff” (with all four feet).

Emma thinks she’s Superdog. She’ll just swim out to the ducks and bring them home to “Dad.”

But she has forgotten that ducks can not only swim, but also fly. The ducks on the other hand, seem to know that dogs can’t fly.

“Any second I’ll have them, ” Emma bleats.

And any second, the ducks will take wing, after which, Emma does the sensible thing and turns back to shore.

Refreshed and well exercised, she comes ashore, looking for someone to shake by.

Not one to give up easily, she’s already scouting around for more targets.

No ducks were harmed in the making of this blog post. Fa-a-a-a-ar from it!


42 thoughts on “New Year’s Outing

  1. Sonja Forrester

    I love this post! It really shows off the beauty of our coast. The dogs had a blast by the looks of it and I’ll bet they lay down by the woodstove after and slept for hours! 🙂 Thanks for the great photos.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      It does, Sonja. You have beautiful beaches down your way too, Shall I send you a couple of dogs to help explore? And you’re right about being tuckered out later. They lay by the fire and soaked dup the heat.


  2. Ursula

    I wish I could have been with you on this walk with the dogs. Emma is so full of energy – just a lovely dog! Thanks for sharing your New Years walk, it was a good start.

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  3. Lori

    Haha. My herding dog tried to herd geese just once. He realized they’d just fly away and doesn’t bother anymore.

    I was wondering if your hunting dogs would take chase if they saw a rabbit or some other type of wild varmint around those parts. Emma sure is brave to venture into cold waters. Brrrr.

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      1. Lori

        Oh, so that’s how it works, with the whistle. Max used to chase rabbits when we first moved back to Chicago, because he never saw them before in Florida. He was curious. Now he’s used to them and doesn’t really bother with them much anymore. He just watches them.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Emma loved the water from the time she was tiny. At 6 months, she leaped off a four-foot bank into the Missouri River, all on her own initiative, and loved it. She takes more time to be sensible now, but loves that water.

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