"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Saturday, September 15, 2012

A fine weekend

It was, for once in this benighted summer, a fine week last week, so Keith and I were finally able to set off in the caravan for a long weekend in Barmouth, chosen for its long, flat cycle ride into the town from the campsite and the large expanse of beach available for dog-running-around.
Paddy has been before but it was Jake's first time, and probably his first time on a beach of any kind, as you can tell here by his obvious lack of comprehension as to what one does on a beach. In the end, he decided to be guided by Paddy and just have fun.
As you can see, they are both so fit that it only took them about two hours to recover from the exertion!
Jake is definitely built for comfort, not for speed.
Is it too much to ask that they untangle themselves by retracing their steps?
Yep!





14 comments:

  1. Ahhhh Barmouth. Spent a lot of time there in my yute. (no substitute for a caravan !).

    These days I've not got the energy to walk out to the water !

    Glad you all had fun.

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  2. The wee doggies set you a fine example. So, when do we get pix of you two finding your feet on the beach?

    :)

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    1. Ah, that'll be when one of the dogs learns how to use a camera, ZACL. ;)

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  3. I hope you and Keith enjoyed yourselves as much as the dogs obviously did. Flighty xx

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  4. Strange how dogs manage to tangle themselves up perfectly well, but are totally incapable of untangling themselves. Before Bok was given to us, I found him, early one morning, almost lynched by a chain. He'd broken away from his previous people, come to us, and got himself dangerously wrapped around a pillar. Silly boy didn't even think of barking to alert us! He survived.

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  5. And there's Keith still hoping to train Paddy to go up to the shop for fish and chips for him... ;) No chance!

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  6. Glad you had a good time - love the picture of the dogs zonked out. Our old dog Jen hated the sea and barked at it - a bit like King Canute.

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    1. Jake hasn't ventured in yet but Paddy enjoys it.

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  7. "Is it too much to ask that they untangle themselves by retracing their steps?" - You know what they say Jenny - dogs take after their owners!

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    1. Hmmm, and I thought you were nice, YP...!

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  8. Trying to find the post "Now That is Clever"...I watched the video and then computer things screwed up. Maybe it was crashing out like the boys did. The bit that worked was good, and the rest.....totally unexpected.

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