Tuesday, October 25, 2011

First Contact

Last week Cora went to the beach for the first time in her life - actually, it was the first time we've been able to go since before the puppies were born. Not going to the beach all summer when it's about a 10 minute drive away seems strange but it was a rather busy summer for me. Next year I'll be there a lot more! 

Apparently to Cora the beach is just like the woods only with fewer trees since she didn't appear to notice anything particularly different ... until we got to the sand. Then it was "Ooooh, what's this?" for about 3 seconds and then she was off playing. Here she is at the start of the walk in the classic Boardwalk pose.

Her parents didn't waste any time re-aquianting themselves with the beach and ran around like maniacs for a few minutes. This shot reminds me of cutting horses skidding after a cow ... then again, Leeloo can be kind of a cow sometimes.

Hanging with Leeloo can also be kind of fun sometimes, especially when she lets you lean on her while she trots down the beach.

Eventually Cora noticed that there was water at the beach. It took her at least 20 minutes to approach the shoreline and her reaction was disinterested at best. It was a totally calm day and there were no waves at all so I suppose the lack of roaring surf didn't exactly make her hair stand on end.

Leeloo was the exploration expert on this walk and mountain goated her way down this cliff with considerable dexterity. I love Raimi's expression, if you can see it, pretty much saying "Watchadoin'?"

I switched up the setting on the camera to black and white just to see what I could get. A Weimeraner is what. Good thing I didn't bring one of those home.

Raimi against the rocks was pretty neat - he was fascinated by watching stones fall from the cliff where Leeloo had dislodged them. I never said he was smart ... only handsome.

A family of three bottoms trailing back toward the truck. It was yet another satisfying, peaceful and beautiful day on the North Shore of Nova Scotia. I think we'll go back one day soon.

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