I love the ocean and I love to swim, but we never take our dogs with us on vacation when we go to the beach. Maybe I should start looking for a spot that is dog friendly?
Although we are not on the coast, we have plenty of lakes in our area, and parks with bodies of water, so I really need to step up my water game. Right now, in the middle of typical November weather, water is the furthest thing from my mind. Frozen water will be coming into play soon, so maybe an iced-over pond is in my future.
In the meantime, I found the photo below, which I took during an event I attended that had an exhibition of retrievers in training.
I stayed on a nice lake in the Rehoboth Beach area, and my back patio overlooked a canal. There were many types of water fowl, huge carp which you could see swimming like the Loch Ness monster in the evening, and even a fox. It was quiet and restful.
Every evening a duck family would feed on the bank of the canal, just off my patio. Momma duck was always vigilant, and her ducklings would romp all over eating bugs and grass.
I hadn't even edited these photos, but I'm thankful I found them for this week. The canal was a bit murky, but none of the inhabitants seemed to mind. Duckling fuzziness is adorable, and they never stop moving.
To find more good things in and around water, check out the blog circle, starting here with Susannah Maynard of Pet Love Photography, serving Greater Cincinnati and the San Francisco Bay Area. Have a great weekend!