Various Dates — Various Beaches in San Mateo and Sonoma Counties, California
Labs and poodles are both water dogs, so you would imagine that a labradoodle like Chewy would love the water.
He loved the beach. That’s for sure. We didn’t let him swim in the ocean because much of our coast has a murderous undertow. You go out. You don’t come back in. But he loved to run on the beach and chase sticks of driftwood and splash through the shallow wave-wash. And roll in the sand. And eat the small crabs that would wash up. All he could eat.
We did let him swim at Lake Tahoe, but guess what? The great water dog didn’t like going into the water. Swim? Not so much. The Muse would coax him in with a stick to chase. After a lot of coaxing he’s wade in, get the stick, and bound out of the water and bring it far up the beach. “That’s enough,” he’d say. “My stick,” he’d say. “I’m done,” he’d say.
But run? Oh he would run. Fast. Like the wind.
Once in a while he’d pose.
(To be continued…)
(Various cameras and lenses. Editing in Adobe Photoshop.)