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New Zealand, Pets

Doglets go to the beach

It was a drizzly autumn day last weekend, and as dachshunds are fair weather doglets only, we decided to chance it and hope for the best with a trip to the beach.

Good decision, as it cleared a bit while we were at the beach, and the doglets could have a good run around and a bit of a sniff.

Beach of choice was South Shore, near New Brighton, through the Spit Reserve.  You can only go onto one part of the beach with dogs at the moment due to the Godwits.  I don’t think this is particularly well signposted unless you have entered through the main carpark at Spit Reserve.  I suspect if you came through one of the other minor access points through the dunes, you may not even have a sign to notify you about it.

As the weather was a bit grim, we pretty much at had the beach to ourselves.  We only encountered another couple with a dog and puppy, a family boogie-boarding (at least they had wetsuits on) and another couple walking – during the entire hour we were on the beach.

So onto the photos…

"Hurry up Dad!   I know you have a broken hip but you are delaying my walk!"

“Hurry up Dad! I know you have a broken hip, but you are delaying my walk!” says Alice

"OMG, OMG, OMG - I am so excited to be a the beach!"

“OMG, OMG, OMG – I am so excited to be a the beach!”

Assorted sausages and their humans

Assorted sausages and their humans

Celia having the bestest time ever!

Celia having the bestest time ever!

Alice showing off her couture jumper made exclusively by Grandma

Alice showing off her couture jumper made exclusively by Grandma

I haz sand on my toes...

I haz sand on my toes…

Fighting through the crowds...

Fighting through the crowds…

Have you seen my crutch?

“Have you seen my crutch?”

Celia still having the bestest time ever!

Celia still having the bestest time ever!

The lovely Sadie

The lovely Sadie

Sadie gazing lovingly at her Mum

Sadie gazing lovingly at her Mum

Alice enjoying a run

Alice enjoying a run

Alice splits away from the pack

Alice splits away from the pack

Cool oceanic item with mussels attached

Cool oceanic item with mussels attached

Sun struggling to break through the clouds

The sun struggling to break through the clouds

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12 thoughts on “Doglets go to the beach

  1. Great pics! I love love love the ocean! Anyway, just wanted to drop by and say “hi!” I look forward to following!!

    Posted by dray0308 | May 2, 2015, 2:06 pm
  2. Yes, it’s starting to get more difficult to get out there for the walk now. It feels like it’s been raining fopr an eternity here. Still haven’t finished cleaning uip and patching up from the storm. Had Lady on my lap until a few minutes ago. Got sick of being a keyboard cushion. She’d been spooked by the plip-plopping of raindrop of the roof. xx Rowena

    Posted by roweeee | May 2, 2015, 4:59 pm
  3. Looks like autumn has caught up to you! Your dogs are adorable.

    Posted by Terri Webster Schrandt | May 3, 2015, 3:30 am
  4. Ah, how I wish to take Bailey to the beach. Your dogs make it look so fun. After 6 months of winter here in Labrador (Canada) and another snowfall overnight, we still have a few weeks to go. Loved the photos.

    Posted by noofmitchell | May 3, 2015, 8:02 am
  5. Oh my gosh! Your pictures of your puppies make me miss my chiweenie Chloe so much! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted by walkerkaty0 | May 3, 2015, 11:28 am
  6. Too..much…cute…Can’t. Function.

    Posted by vacationmode | May 8, 2015, 7:27 am

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