SOLC 26 of 31: Off-season

My puppy loves the beach off-season. It’s when he’s allowed to be on the beach and there are often few folks around.  The beach becomes his playground. His ears perk up when he sees a seagull and he gets ready to give chase.  He digs and digs on the sand, hoping to come up with a shell to gnaw.

Yesterday and this morning on our walk he spotted a large rock jutting out from beneath the waves. Sure that it was an animal that he needed to scare away, his ears perked, his stance change, he became ready to pounce. Upon giving him a bit more leeway with his leash he went a little closer only to discover that the rock was just that – a rock.

As the waves rolled in and out, two more smaller rocks were revealed. He went to one, then the other, then back to the big one. Each time the waves covered the rocks he went to look for them all over again.

This is puppy’s favorite off-season playground (and mine).



  1. dogtrax said,

    March 26, 2016 at 11:40 am

    That scene with the rock mystery is very vivid in my mind, particularly because our dog is so fearful of unknown objects, I can see him (our dog) running away instead of investigating.

  2. showgem said,

    March 26, 2016 at 11:53 am

    It is my favorite playground as well. With a puppy it adds to the fun.

  3. caroline524 said,

    March 27, 2016 at 3:21 am

    It sounds wonderful! I plan on taking my dog to the shore very soon.

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