Sunday, July 12, 2009

Come Along For Fiona's First Big Adventure!

There comes a time in a little dog's life that they have to meet the big blue sea. This was Fiona's day to look out over the stretching blue of the ocean and dabble her toes in the white sand. Brother Duhgall's favorite place in the world is the beach and we are hoping it will be Fiona's favorite place as well.
But first, bellies must be filled with an omelette of avocado, feta cheese, spinach and artichoke hearts. No, not for the furriest of beasts but rather for those with only two legs.
Smiling big because they think they will get a sampling...well, they were right...a potato...or two..or three.
Our dear friends, Doug and Wave and their little lassie Miss Maudie McPhie (full sister to Fee and half to Duhgall), shared in our day. It was a lovely California day with just the perfect weather and cool breezes (ok Doug...it waaaasssss windy!)
First stop in Carmel, California was - of course! - a dog and cat boutique. This is, afterall, a day for the dogs!
Wave and Maude check out the wall of apparel. There you will find all kinds of doggie shirts and Wave found a soccer shirt to send to her son - who, of course, has a Scottie named MAC! Mac attends soccer games that Wave's grandchildren play in and he MUST have his own Adidas Soccer jersey!
My little Scotties don't know which direction to head in. Duhgall says to go to the chew toys and Fiona wants to go check out all of the bling bling in doggie attire.
Duhgall is checking out those rubber chickens! Little do the store owners know, but he would filet one of those chickens in two seconds flat! Scotties have huge-a-mia teeth that surprise even the vet!

Like all dogs, Scotties like squeaky toys. Like I said, they will shred something in a hot New York minute! Here the sweet store clerk is displaying this squeaky toy that has TWELVE squeakies in. She said that it lasted about a month with her Lab. I had to politely tell her "no" and explain that my dogs will not be getting one of these...no matter how pretty Fiona is sitting for it. Sorry.....and not for 22.00.....
And sorry Fiona...no matter how cute you look, you just aren't getting one of those. I will make it up to you and get you a pretty new colar, lead and harness...one with a vintage look with little red hearts.
We also search for the proper chew toy and found one that is made by HURLEY. It is guaranteed so don't feel too sorry for her. Below she is sporting her new foo-foo attire.
After a lot of spoiling with dog treats at the store, Maude and Fiona are ready to play at the beach. Where is Duhgall you say? He and the boys headed down to Doris Day's dog friendly hotel for an ale...or two.
Finally we make it to the beach. Duhgall feels quite content to just sit after having a few sips of ale himself.....
...but decides that he wants to join in on the beach walk and makes a run for it to catch up!
Doug and Wave know of the perfect little cove to end our day...


...and take in the beauty of the sea.


A few nibbles for the pooches before going out to dinner at our favorite "dog friendly" restaurant. While at the restaurant we struck up conversation with a couple there who have an adorable miniature Schnauzer named Liesl. Well come to find out, Liesl's Maw, Patti, loves to cross stitch and comes to our town to participate in a stitching group at The Elegant Stitch. Being as both Wave and I cross stitch, we hit it off with Patti. Lastly, for toppers --- Patti has a blog and it is called A Cozy Cottage In The Woods!! She and her husband are so blessed to live in the Carmel area!!
God gave us a wonderful day to play in the sand, enjoy the bright sunshine, the gorgeous blue sea and meeting new friends, too. Maybe next time Fiona will be able to run FREE on the beach like her beach dude brother.
Have a lovely week everyone!!!


44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Becky you look so dern cute in these pictures. I love you hair. And of course I love the little ones to. Nice day at the beach and how beautiful it looks there. Glad you had a great day. love to you,Kathy Sue

Cowboys and Custard said...

What a handsome couple your two are .. I bet they turned some heads on the beach.
A perfect day out for pooches and people alike...
I wish I could have joined you..

Sending love and hugs and kisses..
Michele xxx

Blushing hostess said...

Carmel amd cuties! A perfect day for a dog lover like myself.

Tins and Treasures said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. I'd love to spend a day at the beach! Happy Monday ~Natalie

Pat said...

What a nice day and your photos are precious!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a fun day. And thanks for taking us along.

I can't get over how fast Fi is growing. Such a cutie.

Have a wonderful day.

Lynn

Kathleen Grace said...

This looks like the perfect summer outing. I love walking on the beach, I need to make time to do that! Michigan certainly has plenty of beaches to walk on:>) Have a great week Becky!

Sal said...

Hi there!
What a wonderful time they had!
Great photos ;-)

Amy said...

Oh wonderful pictures Becky. What a fun day for all involved!!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Becky,

I can't help but notice their wonderful harnesses. The ones I get last about 3 months and then they are shredded (gentle leader). Can you share where you purchase them? You can email me at rockycreekscotties@yahoo.com.

Thanks,
Lynn

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Hi Becky,

Thanks for getting an answer to me so quickly. I went on the Tartan Scottie website and ordered an Abderdeen harness for Lilly. We'll try it on everyone and see how it fits before we order more. I also needed to renew my subscription to Great Scots magazine so got that accomplished too.

Have a wonderful day.
xo
Lynn

ScrapsofMe said...

I'm likeing those cute harnesses too. I think Miss Bonnie needs something cute after her confinement. Pam...Bonnie n Puffers support staff

Amber said...

what a wonderful day!!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

That was a fun for all day now wasn't it? I would love to let my bugzy loose on the beach but I fear i'd find him in your state by days end. He is a running fool. But then most BoTee's are. My other, miss sadie~mae, I do not think she would venture to far. She would go for the water though, for that I am sure.

Wonderful day with the furbabies!

blushing rose said...

Excellent pics! Pooches are adorable. I sure miss mine but not ready for another commitment, so I'll
continue to enjoy yours. TTFN ~Marydon

Julie said...

How fun. You are blessed to be so close to a beach to take the doogies. I know my dogs would just go bonkers. My hubbie took the Golden mix to the Greenway and let him go swimming in a pond there. I think he probably thought he had died and gone to doggie heaven. Anyway, guess who had to clean him up when they got home?????? bleh.
What a fun post. Thanks for sharing and the photos that made the post... picture perfect!
Love reading about your dog-tales.
Have a great week. Still lifting a prayer for you when I visit your blog. Yes...Keep the FAITH. It's everything!

Linda said...

I want two scotties just like yours!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a joyous dog-day afternoon! Loved the photos, one and all. What marvelous scenic backgrounds at the seaside area, too! What a great time for Fiona and all! (So cute puppies!!!)

Amy said...

That pic with Mr D in the foreground looking at you off in the distance is so great! And your hair is very cute. :-)

-amy

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Becky,
This was the most precious post. Oh how I wish we lived closer. You had the best time I can tell. Hugs to Fiona and Dugs from Jackson.

Big hugs,

LeAnn:)

Risa said...

I take my "son" to the farmer's market and he loves it. Thanks for sharing your cute babies with us all.

PamKittyMorning said...

Cute cute cute!

Liz said...

What a great day!
~Liz

Miss Jean said...

Mr. ITG and I will have to go to the dog shop when we are in Carmel next time. Just to look. No clothes for my Maggie! She prefers to go Au Natural!

Glad you had a fun trip.

Kay said...

My goodness four scotties on the beach...how great..the beach is The Lodgers favourite place too..he gets back to the car with a very sandy nose!!

Vee said...

Your pets are so blessed! Well, 'cept for the bit about not getting a certain squeaky toy. It looks like a perfect day at the beach to me with lunch and shopping included.

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I love Carmel......I got so burnt shopping Alameda with Ashlee~I have been hiding from the sun!

Glad you all enjoyed your day :)

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Every time I see you at the beach, my heart yearns for California again. Can you believe it? I'm jealous of Fiona going to the beach!! But I'm glad both your puppies had so much fun.
Patricia :o)

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great day you had! Your pups are so adorable!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Michelle said...

What a fun day. I think Fiona had a great time!

Michelle

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You and your babies are so cute! I enjoyed going to the beach with all of you. laurie

Mimi Sue said...

Looks like a lovely day. I surely do miss the ocean. I was born and raised in San Luis Obispo and lived in the area until the mister retired and we moved to Utah. Spent many days in Cambria where the mister's parents lived. Fiona is sure getting big. Doesn't look much like a puppy anymore. Mimi

The Green Pea said...

Hi Becky, looks like all of you had wonderful day. Fi is really growing up, trips to the beach, hair and nail appointments, to the doctors, wow! what a lady. Love ya, Sandi

Liz said...

Hi Again!
Becky you always say the nicest things! :) Thanks for stopping by and entering my little giveaway. Your name is in the pot. : )

~Liz

Jean said...

What a day you all had. All the pooches looked so sweet. I know what you mean about how strong their teeth are . My Maggie Mae can destroy a dog toy in minutes. Fiona is really growing like a weed isn't she. She and doogs have "The face", too cute.
Have a great day.
jean in Virginia

Lisa Libelle said...

Hello Becky from California! Thank for your comment. I'm very happy to receive a comment from you in California...you have dogs? I think so...the pictures are very lovelly. I come soon to your blog. Kiss and hug, Lisa Libelle and littel dog :)

from our front porch... said...

Becky, I have awarded you the Honest Scrap token! You so desrve this! Go to my blog, read the post, (you are in it!) and then proceed!
I really admire your strength and truths :) One awesome woman!

Misha

ScamperingScotties said...

Looks like you guys had a fantastic trip! Caolin actually got his jaws on one of those chicken toys at doggie day care and destroyed it within a day. I'm so glad I found your blog!!

Thanks for sharing your adventure and all the pictures!

Allie said...

We've never taken our scottie to the beach but have thought about it many times. How much cleaning up do you have to do on them when you get home? Do they like to play in the water? LOVED these photos.....Carmel looks like a beautiful place.

~Allie

Rue said...

Hi Becky :)

I am so jealous! I miss it there, especially at this time of year. It looks like everyone had a great time, especially the pups :)

love to you,
rue

Linda said...

What a wonderful Adventure! So many scotties, so little time!Please pass on the info to D and F that Katie will be meeting her new fur sister tomorrow. Can't wait till they too see the Pacific! Linda

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a fun day You had Becky! Nothing like going to the beach with your fur babies! They look like they enjoyed the day as much as you and your friend! You look so pretty Becky. I love your darling haircut!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Lallee said...

What a wonderful day! It looks like Fiona gave the beach two paws up. It looked like it was a perfect day.

I used to buy used stuffed animals at the thrift store for fifty cents each. We call them Woobies. The dogs would have their fun, tear them to pieces as we watched carefully that no parts were eaten. Then into the trash they would go, and my wallet wasn't suffering from the adventure ;-)

Hugs to the whole clan,
Lallee

Maria Wiley said...

Loved viewing the adventure, great photos:) That is such a lovely one of you looking back Becky:) Your pooches are just too adorable:)
((hugs)) Maria