Monday, May 17, 2010

Walkie time!

Finally, SHE remembered to bring a flashy box on a walkie!
This is where I live.
It used to be ALL  like this until they built big ole houses on
the beach.

I like to walk with my Mr.
He doesn't care anything about all that HEEL and walking
the Cesar Millan way.
He just likes to go on walkies. 
No rules.

Lots to sniff about.
Crabs scuttling along the edges of the water.
All kinds of little holes to stick yer snooter in,
kinda like starter digging holes.

Let's take the road less traveled.
THIS way!

We'll do it your way this time.

Off road?
You sure?

There might be somethng tasty under here.

I just love walkies at sunset.
Nice cool breezes.

The beach is full of wildflowers this time of year.
SHE forgot to take photos of them until the end of the walk.
Here's a cluster of black eyed susans.
Lots of those.

SHE needs to work on her camera skills.
Sun flare from the sunset.

Ok, all done.
Let's go to the pizza place now.
It's on the way home.

Oh...wait...SHE says I hafta splain that our beach isn't a gulf beach.
It's a BAY beach. 
We live on the inside of Tampa Bay,
so our beach is wild,
not touristy.


The Strawberry Mallard said...

Very lucky Bonnie to NOT live neat the other type of beach...why can't they leave the beach natural..period!
My Ma can't take me on the beach anyomre here. They gave her a ticket for walking me along the water. he people who bought the BIG HOMEZ on the beach don;t like for dogiiez to walk on THEIR and...Grrrrrrrrrrrrr............
One day Ma will take me back to the nice beach in the next town where they like doggiez!


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

Let's hear it fur THOSE kinds of walks!

No Rules!


Inky and Molly said...

That looks lovely. We soooo would like to join you. Inky would go swimmies in the bay, doctor's orders.

scotsmad said...

Wish we could be there with you. Looks like a great place for adventures. Can't you get off the leady thing?

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

PeeS Glad you got those ribbon things off!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Bonnie, a no rules walk on a wild and untouristy beach. That sounds like heaven. Gail, when can we go?
Toodle pip!
PS Gail says we are very lucky in the UK 'cos nobody is allowed to own the beach, even if they have a big house just back from shore they can't stop you from walking by the sea.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your wild beach looks absolutely beautiful to us, Bonnie! And pizza sounds yummy! We hope you got some!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

MAXMOM said...

Hey there Bonnie!
Yes, I are so, so lucky to have such a pretty and prestine looking beach to go and walk on! Mr looks like such a nice man...something like my "Boss"..they have their ways and its okay by long as I get my walk.
Take care and lotsalicks

Jazzi said...

Hey Bonnie,
I love the no rules walkies too. Sometimes I get those. I loved seeing your beach and you are lucky girl there~~ ya know that dont you?? I was sniffin right along with ya even though I am not with you there!!


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

What a beautiful walk - thanks for sharing.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and Becky

Abigail said...

That is one heck of a place for walks!!! Glad to see you and the Mr. doing well

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos Bonnie! I love woo beach,and no rules, how super! not covered with oil yet I see, thank goodness...
I hope woo get to swim in it too. Maybe I can come over fur a dip.... we will be in Braedenton, Memorial day...
~husky kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Jake of Florida said...

We're trying to picture where your beach is. Hopefully it will be protected from the mess that's coming.

Years ago -- eight and a half to be precise -- Mom hired a trainer to teach me stuff. I got sit and off and down pretty easily. But when it came to heel -- fuhggedaboutit! The trainer said I was the stubbornest dog he ever met -- and my Mom said "Bye, Mr Trainer. I don't care if my Jake knows how to heel or not."

So our walkies are like yours -- sometimes I lead and sometimes I "walk with Mom." But we always have fun!! Ditto for my goofy brother, JH.

Wirey woofs,


Angus said...

Great photos.There is nothing so wonderful as a walk on the beach. Of course if you were in Scotland then those gentle evening breezes would be replaced by rain bearing gales.

catherine_mary said...

Hi Bonnie

Love the pics. I have never been to the seaside as we live in the middle of England, about as far away from the sea as you can get. It looks lovely, white sand, interesting things to seek out in grassy clumps.

Well done to Mrs for bringing flashy box thing.

Lovin you
Hector and Bonny

Eric said...

Hey Bonnie. I loved seeing where you walk and what a smashing one all along the beach without tourist. Though I bet you have your fair share of fans along the way. All that sand to get in your furs and tootsies and bring home as a present for the leggeds. But Bonnie I didn't see you doing any rolling on the sand...hmm was that why you were on your lead?

I hope you are eating now Bonnie and not missing Puffy so badly.I know it will take some getting used to for you and the leggeds so I'm sending extra wirey kisses across the big pee. Remember to catch 'em on your next walkie.

Wiry love Eric xx

Thank dog you didn't have to wear the bows on a beacg hows a girl meant to go skinny dipping wearing something like that..heheee!!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

BowWowzer, we lluuurve your beachy home! Such a peaceful spot to go walksies.

Bwahahahah. It is very funny that you kick seashells in your neighbors fancy grass. Here we thought Hootie was the only mad bull/poochie!!
BabyRD and Hootie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Hi Bonnie, we would love to be able to go on a walk where you live - such a fun place to explore.

Thanks to your Mom for her tips for Ciara. That is the panties we have for her, but she is able to grab the velcro and pull them off. Mom says she might have to put her in an e-collar too:) She isn't dripping very much so that so far we are able to control it. Just hoping it doesn't get much heavier. She also managed to sprain her shoulder over the weekend and has been very quiet. Guess that's a good thing but not a good reason.

Thanks again.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Dory and the Mama said...

Wild beaches are the best Bonnie!!! we really like your beach!!

Smileys and Snuggles,
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

houndstooth said...

Oh, I envy you! I've never seen a crab, but it sounds fascinating! And starter holes?! Are you pulling my tail? I have got to get myself to the beach!


Asta said...

Youw beach looks ideal it's the best type and you look like you awe queen of all you suwvey. Youw dad obviously knows how to walk a dog wooles, hehehe looks like loads of fun. The scotties almost stole the food at mommi's dinnew last satuwday, how clevew of you to notice,
smoochie kisses

Martha and Bailey said...

Bonnie, you are so very lucky - how we would love to live beside the beach.
It looks beautiful and the wildflowers are pretty.
We could imagine the breeze.
We would not want humans to build on the beach - some things should be left to enjoy.
Martha and Bailey xxx

Jesse the Westie said...

Glad to see the oil spill hasn't made it to your neck of the woods! What a beautiful walk, wish I was there.


Agatha and Archie said...

Oh how pretty!! And you didn't have to walk with rules!! fabulous... We didn't see the bows so you must have gotten them out..Love A+A

Bella the Westie said...

What a beautiful walk.
walkies with no rules are fun :)
I am glad you spent some lovely time with your Mr.

Love, Bella.

Anonymous said...

Now you be careful Bonnie! Don't get one of those sticky things in your feet at the beach. I hate those things! Aaarooooo! Stuart

Tosca the Lakeland Terrier said...

Oooh, what a cool place for a walk! Must be easier on the old pads eh?

Kari in WeHo said...

what a beautiful place for a walk. I bet there were tons of smells!

The Teacher's Pets said...

I got real excited when I saw you lived on the west coast but then I found out you live in Tampa, but that's okay, I'll still be your furriend..heehee! My mom lived in Pensacola for 6 years until she realized she was a Yankee for sure and she moved back to NH where she met my dad and then decided she needed a dog and that's where I came into the picture! I am a coonhound from NC and here I am in Yankee country!
I think you and I would be good friends beclaws I like to sniff off the beaten path too!
I am your newest follower and it would be pawesome if you'd visit our bloggie sometime!

Amos said...

Man, that’s a great walkies place to have. I like walkies with my sissy Sheila the lab cause the hoomans thinks she is the culprit in the act of us roaming off thru the neighborhood :-) So daddy say's "Sheila Bad Girl" and I get away un-scathed :-) He say's Sheila should be old enough to know better. I hope I dont get that old.

You look like you’re having lots of fun!

Famous Amos

TwoSpecialWires said...

Sunset walks are the best, aren't they Bonnie? (It's actually the only time we can put our tenderfeet on the sand without scalding them) And ... pizza? Thanks for the reminder. We used to go for ice cream after our walk. But so far not yet this summer. (Slackers!)

Enjoy! And have a bite of pizza for us,
Jake and Fergi