Monday, September 28, 2009

Sand Between My Paws

If you guessed the ocean then you were right!! My pawrents took me to two different beaches this weekend, and I had so much fun! The first morning we went to Point Defiance where I became a rock climber (a story for another day) and the second morning we went to Dash Point. Both days were pawtastic and the weather was grrreat!

I spent lots of time doing hot laps in the sand! Mom and Dad always laugh hysterically at me but I'm telling ya, there's nothing like kickin' up the sand and feeling the soft, squishy stuff on your paws.

We saw lots of ocean creatures including starfish, hundreds of sand dollars, and these tube-like creatures...not sure of the exact name. We also saw some Great Blue Herons and lots of green seaweed and algae. Oh yea, mussells and barnacles too! Don't worry, I didn't try to eat them but I probably did squish a few sand dollars under my paws...oops! They are camouflaged in the sand and all of a sudden we would look down and they were under our feet so we had to tiptoe out very carefully. :)

Ahhhh, I wish I lived on the beach! I would run in the sand everyday!!

Of all the creatures we spotted though none were as exciting as seeing this sweet seal! We were walking again (not paying attention) and all of a sudden Dad looks up and there this little cutie was! It looked like a rock from a distance but it definitely was not. Dad grabbed my collar and made me go around and Mom snapped a few pics and then we let the sweetie relax in peace.

That's all for now...gotta run!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


What a pawesome time!

Tank woo fur sharing those grrreat pikhs!


Dennis the Vizsla said...

That looks like a great time with lots of excellent running!

JD and Max said...

Hi Nala - you are so athletic! We're so glad you had a nice time - we agree, the beach is the BEST! We ADORE that last photo of you skipping off to find another adventure - simply wonderful! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Mango said...

Many exciting things. That seal is very dirty. I like the shot of your hiney.


Ludo van Doggy said...

Wow! i bigified all the piccures for a better look. You sure do enjoy the beach! We has those sanddollar things over here, but I did not know what they were called so I just called them things.
~lickies, Ludo

Raising Addie said...

Hello Nala!!!

We have been catching up on your posts!

SOOOO many wonderful pictures and adventures! Great job resisting the seal! How sweet it was that you caught those pix!

LOVE love love the wedding picture of the three of you!

You live in the most beautiful place! So many opportunities for great adventures and exploring!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Princess said...

Looks like a fun time Nala! I hope to go to the beach sometime, but we aren't anywhere close. I'll live through you though. Your pictures make it look fantastic!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

as usual you are living the dream!!!

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

OOOO beach time - we love beach time - our beach doesnt have as much life on it - it has ALOT of horseshow crabs that look like rocks that move

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

OMDDDDDDDDDD dear friends!!!!
You have such a wonderful days together!!!!
how much we would love to be with you exploring those great places!!!!
Hope to meet you soon and sharing with you all your adventures!!!
And tons of compliments to your mommy...she take great pics!!!
Our mommy would love to be soooooo good like your momy!!!!!
Watching your pics made our day!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!
WE love youuuuuuuuuu!!!!

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

What a great trip!! A rock climber is better than a rock eater =)

Glad you had a good time at the beach. You saw so many neat things!!

We don't have many beaches around here and the ones momma knows of don't allow dogs =( Maybe one day!!


The OP Pack said...

What a great adventure!!! And we can't believe you actually met a real seal - how pawesome!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos from your fun trip.

woos, the OP Pack

The Army of Four said...

You have more than one beach!?!? That is so cool!
Your mom takes the BEST pictures! I love that last one! ZOOOOOOMMMM!
Play bows,

Honey the Great Dane said...

SQUEEEEEE!!!! Nala - that seal is SO cute!!!

What great photos (I like the new way you have them dark around the edges!) - I always love your photos coz they always have such original/creative angles.

Looks like you had a fantastic time - I like to do those "hot laps" as you call it too - we call those "zoomies"! :-)

Honey the Great Dane

Samantha said...

That last photo is super! Looks like you were traveling ultra fa-aaasssst! Love these pix of the beach - what a beautiful place and how cool that you found that darling little harbor seal (I think?).
Hugs xo

Abbey said...

Ahhh dogs and beaches are made for each other... something that warms your heart having the space to watch your dog burn off energy... love the seal shot... not something we have on our beaches :)

Kasha said...

Such a pretty dog deserves a great photographer taking her picture. Your blog makes me hate mine. In a good way though. You totally inspire me. Nala is adorable.

Life With Dogs said...

You still take the best pics around. Just gorgeous!

Lina, Alih and James said...

I know I have said it before, but you take some really awesome pics, Amber! You have always been good but you keep getting better and better.... I'm a bit jealous! ;)

Alih & James are sending a whole bunch of stinkin' kisses to Nala. And Amber, you better watch out too 'cause James does not discriminate... he LOVES giving kisses to all 2 legged friends too. :)

Have a great weekend!

Maggie and Mitch said...

What beautiful beach pictures, Nala! You're so lucky that you got to meet a seal! We just love that last picture of you dashing off!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Gennasus said...

Looks like you had a fab time!

Love the collages but that last shot is my favourite.

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Wow, Nala! what a fabulous day!!

Gus and Waldo