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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!


Author: wordsfromanneli

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42 thoughts on “New Year’s Outing

  1. The “kids” are excited. Happy New Year Anneli.

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  2. A great way to spend a few hours. Enjoyed your words and great pics.

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  3. What a great day! Happy New Year!

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  4. Love your picture story!

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  5. So cute! Emma will never give up! That shot of all feet in the air is great, Anneli. Did you plan that?

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  6. What a wonderful little friend! Her attitude must be infectious!

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  7. 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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    • 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.


  8. 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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  9. Lovely post 🙂
    Thank you.
    Life is Good !


  10. Love the liftoff picture! That’s one excited dog.

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  11. “Looking for someone to shake by.” Ha ha ha. That’s so true. 🙂 I’m glad the ducks got away and Emma had some fun.

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  12. One happy looking dog, nice photos.

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  13. Emma is a treasure—you would have to be quick to catch her in action! Happy New Year, Anneli!

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  14. 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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  15. Such exhilaration! Delight, indeed! 🙂

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  16. It really was. Thanks, Debra. Happy New Year to you.

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  17. The inside of me looks like Emma, when she thinks she’s superdog. Buoyant joy! xo

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  18. Great to see the scenery and Emma enjoying the water. Our Ruby chases everything that moves but isn’t keen on swimming, she just likes to splash around excitedly!

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