Dog in the Water

When Maggie was a pup, we would take her down to the beach practically every day, sometimes twice. Hubby did all the training as I was working, so I was not prepared for her ‘tricks’ of charging off the end of the groynes at full pelt then swimming back to shore, or using the wooden section dividers as her personal obstacle course, doing a complete somersault over one where I expected to find her badly injured lying flat on her back in the sand on the other side. She wasn’t, she was swimming away happily, and getting ready for the next one.
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On our trip down to see my Mum on the 24th, we took her back to the park where she had played as a puppy. As soon as we turned right at the traffic lights, she knew where she was. The tail was wagging and she was impatient to get out of the car and cool off.
It’s lovely there, and you are allowed to let your dogs run on the beach all year round. From what we could see, it is still a popular place to socialise your dog.

The park has changed a lot since I was a child. The beach huts are still there, but the concrete paddling pools that we played in have long gone.
There is instead a new pool for youngsters with a water jet that has been sectioned off from the fields and beach.
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Almost a panoramic view (3 pics put together) and great for the kids. The cafe where we had our bacon roll and cup of tea is directly behind me when I took the pictures.

For Maggie, there was lots of fun to be had and plenty of water to cool off and get wet in!
maggie combi

You know what they say:
“There’s nothing as affectionate as a wet dog”.

maggie in waterIt’s funny though, she didn’t hesitate going in here, yet she’s made no attempt whatsoever to jump in the marina for a swim!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Dog in the Water

  1. Go, Maggie! She looks so happy in that water.

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