Friday, January 4, 2013

Hot, hot, hot!

Hi everyone

It's been really hot today - 41 degrees! (that's 106 fahrenheit, for those of you in the middle of winter!)

We went for a very quick early-morning walk, when it was only 30 (86) degrees, then our human decided to take us to the beach in the afternoon at low tide (that's when there's lots of lovely sand to run on, and lots of little channels of water to splash in).

She took us in the car - even though the beach is only a 5 min walk away (well, 15 mins if Trixie decides to sniff everything on the way). She decided that, because Trixie is still a puppy, and she's a bit hairy at the moment, and coz her hair is a heat-attracting black, we'd be better off being a bit air-conditioned on the way there. (It takes about 5 mins to drive there, because the car won't fit in the walkway over the railway track that we use when we're on foot.)

Once we got there, there was no wind! Then there was lots and lots of wind, and it was all hot, hot, hot! And our human decided that if it was so hot that we shouldn't walk 10 mins to the beach, then probably we shouldn't have come at all. So she said we'd only stay a little while.

We didn't care, once we got into the water, it was deliciously cool, and we did lots of wading and swimming.

Trixie is a superb swimmer, even though she only learned how to do it yesterday. Our human calls her Tresther Williams.

Look how lovely and clear the water is!

We frolicked.

This is officially a dog beach - the human-only-no-dogs beach is a kilometre or so away.

Some humans come here without dogs (but with chairs).

Some humans come with giant bags full of treats and generously leave them on the beach for certain pups (called Sasha) who might come along and shove their schnozzes in to see what they can find, and who then might scamper off down the beach so their humans can't catch them before they eat the treats they stole availed themselves of.

Other humans leave their shoes and shirts on the beach for certain other pups (also called Sasha) to mark their territory on.

For some reason, right after that, our human decided it was time for us to go home.

That's ok - we know we're going back tomorrow (and it'll be a lot cooler, too, so we can stay for longer)!


Teesha and Bindie said...

looks like you had a really goods day.

Oskar said...

Miss you guys, I hope you're okay!

Nubbin wiggles,

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Unknown said...

Klara hates splashing in the water and high temperature.

Unknown said...

Oh Sasha - that water looks beautiful!! So clear & inviting...and it's obviously still pretty warm where you are. You look like you're on holiday in a tropical island - hee! Hee!

Little Trixie is just SO CUTE!! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

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Milo and Jet said...

Hello Sasha & Trixie
That looks like a fantastic way to spend what's been a very hot day for all us australian doggies :) We too love the beach and enjoyed a nice trip there yesterday. Milo & Jet

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Hi, you must have fallen off our Blog Roll. We didn't know you were still around....and enjoying life! Great beach. So much cleaner than our river. We've been lucky this year, only a very few HOT days. We reckon when school goes back, the heat will hit! Wish we could be in that water with you.

World of Animals, Inc said...

When it's hot out, there is nothing better than the beach. Looks like a fun day for you all and even better with all the treats you find. Thanks for sharing the photos. Have a wonderful day.
World of Animals