Sunday, December 4, 2011

Beach Hounds

The weather was sunny and beautiful on Saturday so the hounds and I thought we would take advantage of it by going to the Erie Peninsula.

If you have read many of my posts, you know that we like it best if the hounds can go off leash. Honey Dew and Sampson are very obedient and come back to me when called.

Of course one of the mandates is that dogs be leashed on the Peninsula even in the off-season...but no one said that I actually had to hold the leash, just be in control of the dogs, and as the beach was deserted I thought I would risk if for a a little while.

Sampson and HoneyDew posing for the camera before I let them run and explore.

So many sounds, sights and best of all new smells to explore! Which way to go first?

Evidently this scent was interesting...I was really hoping the hounds would not pick up a dead fish anywhere! Or worse, roll in one!
A moment before I snapped this photo, Sampson was facing me with strings of drool hanging from his mouth and sand particles clinging to it, evidently he didn't want you to see that cause he whipped right around and started shaking it off only to wrap it up around his nose! Too funny!
I love how the waves come in and make little pools. The sun and breeze was invigorating. I think we walked for about two hours along the beaches and part of the walking/bike path.

Just hanging out and enjoying the view.

There was room enough for me on the bench too, and I did share it for awhile with Sampson half on my lap.

Smile for the camera!

Honey Dew was more interested in bird watching then my attempts with the camera.

This is one of my favorite pictures! I brought the smooth rocks and fresh water clam shell home with me so that I could remember a great day shared with my two best pals. I am sure that you recognize the paw prints but can you guess what the long swish marks are?

"Basset Happy Ears and Happy Feet"


  1. My girls like going to the beach, but Sissy doesn't like the surf. She sticks to the dunes mostly...

  2. Lovely beach shots - always think I am looking at Martha when I see Honey Dew!
    We are covered in snow!
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  3. Love your bassets. Great beach shots. Great that they are so obedient. Our Gloria will come when called....but Freddie? forget it! Maybe he still too young.

  4. Looks like your Bassets had a great time on the beech - I would have been IN the water within seconds *waggy tail*

    Thanks for joining the Monday Mischef Bloghop!


  5. Their ears made the long swish in the sand? Too cute - what lovely dogs and a super blog. Hopping through with plans to return. We don't live near a beach so I particularly enjoyed your photos with and without your dogs.

  6. Oh Tina - their prints looks like flowers! Love it. I can see why it's your favorite photo of the day. g