Friday, April 4, 2008

A Day at the Beach

A few days ago I finally managed to take my humans to the beach so they could throw my ball for me... That's when my human Lizzy got that first picture of me in the air from my last post. Whenever my humans throw my ball into the water, I bounce as high and far as I can through the water until it's too deep to jump anymore. I figure that way I'll get to the ball faster, and I also enjoy the jumping! Hee hee. Oh, and yes, the bath at the end of the day was very disappointing, but I suppose it was worth a day at the beach.

Here's some more pictures...

The beach was just beautiful when we got there! I had a blast tearing up the ripples in the sand with my paws as I ran around.

See how long my legs are after my haircut? Even though I feel naked, I can run so much faster and jump way higher!

Hey Lizzy, throw the ball! Oh, you want my picture? Okay, take it quickly!

Okay, I you took my picture, now THROW THE BALL!
Check out these dudes we saw on the beach. My humans said they were bald eagles. Ha! Bald! I thought that was kinda funny. But then my humans said they were young bald eagles, 'cause it takes about 6 years for their heads to become bald. I've never seen a naked bird before. I wonder what they look like when they're bald?

This bald eagle caught a fish. I wonder what it tasted like?
After a while he flew away to eat his fish somewhere else.

Here's another eagle. All together there were about 30 bald eagles. I've never seen so many!
But to tell you the truth, I didn't care much about the bald eagles. Okay, I didn't even care about them at all. I had miles and miles of beach to run on, so I had my paws full already.

I hope you all have a great weekend!


Gus and Louie said...

Awesome pictures of the eagles.. Mom has seen those in Wisconsin too. They come back each year to nest along the Wisconsin River in a City called Sauk Prairie.. Beautiful birds.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Sophie Brador said...

Hey Sparky, It looks so nice there, It's snowing here today. ick. Did you go near those eagles? Are they friendly?

Peanut said...

Oh what lovely eagles. What fun you have on the beach.

Charlie said...

Wow -- what a great great time you had!!
- Charlie

Ben_Benjamin said...

Sparky, another great outing huh. I just realise that you have a BIG can swallow your orange ball with that size. Hehhe...but pls beware of the eagle...they might steal your ball or even kipnap you!!!

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Hi ya Sparky!

wow what fun it looks like you had and you do kinda look like your streaking. Golly when you were squaking we could see your tonsils! So love your good water pic it is sensational!!! oh and so true of the bad water pic. Wish we had a beach near by... bummer

Love you lots!

Noah the Airedale said...

Gosh Sparky, they are amazing photos of the bald eagles. What luck that they were on the beach the same day as you. Did you chase any?

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Bella said...

I love the pictures - Sparky you are soooo very sporty

CoCo said...

Looks like you had a pawsome time Sparky! You also got to see the National Bird...we do not get to see that here in Texas. Those are some great pictures!


Amber-Mae said...

Great pictures! Look at you zooming around the beach...You are one happy spoiled pooch!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
Sure you had fun at the beach! Those eagles are awesome! I've never seen one and you saw lots of them!
I love the "throw the ball now" picture!
Kisses and hugs

Scooby & Charlie said...

hi ther

wow the beach, looks like fun.
well this is charlie and not scooby this time iam a year old now so i get to blog to now as laon as Iam good well we added u to our friends list got to run now before mom changes her mom

your little friend

Toffee said...

Sparky -
Thanks for the comment re: mourning Henry. My mom is still getting choked up about it.

Those are some really cool pics! What camera is your human using? She is an awesome photographer!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

u are having such a blast...

those eagles look funny to me too....they looks kinda short...

Charlie dog said...

Hi Sparky

Looks like great fun!


Charlie Boy

Lola Smiles said...

Yo Sparky! My human was quite impressed with the eagle pics. Woooooo! I'd love to be able to run on a beach like that. We're still sitting in a lot of snow in my hood.

Boo to WINTER!

luv ya,
Lola Smiles

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Sparky,I can see where you are coming from wantin the ball.....balls....glorious balls...nothin like 'em at Mom feels the same way.....but even if Gram and Pap throw 2 balls, I always want the one my Mom has...and I get it too...Just body slam her right outta the way....kindred spirits we are..... yes siree......flyin thru the air for balls........

Dewey Dewster here

Arabella said...

Wow Sparky - pretty cool for your people to see bald eagles, they're pretty rare.

I know! Humans are so silly, there is obviously only enough love for me. (and I'm always stealing more) But I have to forgive Lucy because she's such a little doll.

Anyway I wish I could come play on that beach - it looks like tons of fun!

Puppy Licks,

Mary-Margaret O'Brien said...

Wow...I have NEVER seen an eagle in my whole life, let alone a bald one. Where do you live that you get all the beach all to yourself?

Can I come visit?

Love, Mary-Margaret

T-man said...

Sparky, you look like you had SO much fun!! That was a beautiful beach. I hope you make doggie footprints over the whole place.

Wow, those are great pictures of the eagles! Mom says she has never seen eagles so close before.

The Thuglets said...

Wow Sparky..looks like you had a great time at the beach!

What fabulous photos of the Eagles..our hoomans thought they were great.

Thanks for dropping by to see us.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets + 2

Gus and Louie said...

Thanks for taking the survey. We are sure it is greatly appreciated by all our furbuddies...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Thor said...

You had a great time at the beach, Sparky! What a great pictures of the eagles!


Southbay Girl said...


What a wonderful beach! I bet you had a great time. Did you chase the bald eagles. I've never seen a bald has though. She really liked the pictures your mom took!!!

I liked the picture of you telling your mom to throw the ball again!!!


Anonymous said...

Woohoo the beach!! I love seeing beach pics almost as much as I love actually being there!!

Not sure if I would have been able to avoid those birds though - they look like they would've been fun to chase!


Girl Girl Hamster said...

You sure look thin now after grooming. DO you feel cold?
Haa I like how you demand for your ball

~ Girl girl

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Sparky,
Great pictures! My mom wants to know how Lizzy manages to take such nice pictures of you, especially with you in focus cos normally my mom has to take like 100 pics of me before she can get 1 'usable' pic...
The beaks of those eagles look kinda scary, so I'd suggest that you don't laugh too loudly about their 'baldness' when you next see them.

happy said...

Lovely pictures! You sure had a blast, didn't you?

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Err, you look kinda scawy when you are yelling for the

Boy n Baby

Hero said...


Wow! I've never seen or even heard of bald eagles before. I wonder if my mom would let me chase them... Probably not. They look pretty big and kind of scary. I love all the pictures of you at the beach. I love going to the beach too! My favorite thing to do there is dig a big hole, drop my ball in it, and try to dig it back out. Maybe you can try it some time!

Jessie and Jake said...

Wow our Mama is in shock that you guys have bald eagles - and what a beautiful beach - is the water cold?

Jessie and Jake said...

Wow our Mama is in shock that you guys have bald eagles - and what a beautiful beach - is the water cold?

Momo & Pinot said...

Sparky!! Pawsome pictures!! We love the first picture and your action shots! Seeing bald eagles is fantastic!!

Momo & Pinot