Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sea dog

Last week my human and I went to Altona Dog Beach. It's an unrestricted off-leash beach - all year round! Some of my friends from the dog park recommended it, so we decided to try it out. It's a lot closer to home than Brighton Dog Beach, and it turned out to be much, much bigger!

This picture gives you an idea of how big it is - only it's not wide enough - the beach is really, really long. And the tide wasn't all the way out yet, so it also goes further out than in this picture. You might need to click on the picture to biggify it.

It's full of little sandbars, and lots of little pools and streams to splash through.


It was quite windy the first day we went.

I find the wind quite conducive to contemplation.

There's a shipwreck to explore.

Lots of friends to meet...

It's ideal for practicing my Schnauzer Stance...

... and for frolicking!

We enjoyed it so much we went back again.

The first dog I met the next time we went was a little black Schnauzer called Jackson. We liked each other instantly, and got right down to playing.

In the course of casual conversation, we discovered something very exciting...

... we came from the same breeder ...

... and we have the same father ...

... Jackson is my half-brother!

I met my brother!

I love the beach!


Unknown said...

Oh Sasha,

I just LOVE that last photo of you with your paw raised! Gorgeous!

Looks like a fantastic beach - and how exciting that you met your brother! Small world, eh?

Hey, you know, I met a doggie that reminded me a bit of you the other day when I found a proper dog park here in Brisbane at last! Well, he was a Mini-Schnauzer although he was black so I suppose he was more like Gus!

Honey the Great Dane

Julia Oleinik said...


What a great beach and what fantastic photos!
Woo woo!
Maggie and Lulu

The Schnauzer Brothers said...

Hi Sasha - you are SUCH a beach babe! We agree, the beach is fantastic, so much fun, so many good pals to meet. How exciting that you met your brother - that's amazing! Of course, we would have guessed as he's handsome and your family have beauty in their genes. We totally agree with Honey - that last photo is gorgeous - we biggified it and sighed longingly over it. Ah, sweet Sasha - sigh....! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

JD and Max said...

Hi Sasha - congratulations on being readers choice winner on Mango Minster, although we're not surprised! Adoring schnauzer snuggled - JD and Max.

Oskar said...

OMG, it looks like you could be playing with me! Well, I don't have a tail, but I do look very much like Jackson.

It looks like you've discovered a wonderful place to hang out!