There is just a song that sings in my heart when I see the look of contentment and pure joy when Duhgall and Fiona get to run at the beach. As soon as we unleash their lead, off they go. Freedom! Alas! They run as fast as their little four-inch legs can go. Chasing each other like little children – back and fourth, back and fourth.
The song that came to my mind, as I edited these photos, was Vangelis’ Chariots Of Fire. Remember Jack Black singing the little ditty of the song to Kate Winslet in the movie (my favorite) The Holiday?
Little Duhgall and Fee, run along now….
Tis okay Duhgall to run with reckless abandon – be free – stretch your legs and enjoy the moment! Sing with laughter and dance like a dervish!
….and off he goes to catch up with his sister.
The soft mist rolled along the ground and up and over the dunes. Rather peaceful and mystical, but this didn’t slow down the dogs. Fiona is off and running! Ears back and the wind in her hair – she is a happy little girl!
They are best of friends! Fiona must be saying something like, “Neener, neener, neener Doogie – I can run faster!”
I think Doogie must have said something like, “You think so, little sister!? Watch me kick it into Doogie P. fast action style!”
Tongue waggin’ good times!
Starting to slow down now to a walk, we stroll down the beach in hopes of finding a little shell or even a heart shaped rock. We did find a little granite rock in the shape of a heart – a little gift from above for that day! ;)
Duhgall is pointing something out to me in the sand as Fiona walks ahead. It ended up being a broken sand dollar.
It felt as though we were all alone on this stretch of beautiful hard sand, but ahead we see silhouettes of people. Kind of reminds me of the Stephen King movie “The Mist” – just not as creepy though.
The dogs have worn themselves down. Taking the time to reflect on the morning and catch a glimpse of the forever stretching and glorious ocean before leaving.
note: They both slept great that night!
A fun day – one to remember forever.
photos by Mr. Sweet Cottage Dreams – thanks, honey!