Monday, September 21, 2009

Sand, Sun and fun..Beach Bound Hounds

Kristen and I loaded up the FX and headed to Myrtle Beach, SC for Beach Bound Hounds...400+ greyhounds on one beach..it was awesome. We had a great time! but you don't want to hear about it...you want to see it..enjoy!
Dana's first view of the ocean from our balcony The first day was overcast and mild. So we all sat on the beach for about 7 hours..just soaking up the rays. we were joined by 10 other dogs (8 greyhounds, 1 afghan and a whippet + our 4 hounds)..just lounging.

Sand became and issue throughout the day...someone said "Hey..let's dig a hole!"

and lay in it!Or try..
Which led the humans to be a little naughty to Jaime...
She was like that for a while..so it must not have been too bad!
With all that sand getting kicked around..it started to get everywhere..

I felt sorry for Cali now and took her down to wash her face off in the ocean. I brought her back all clean and sand free..and laid down and did this..on purpose.

But don't worry..there were plenty of treats on hand. Michelle hands out some goodies

We even ran in to Seka and Roxy of Greytblackdog fame! thanks for hanging out and drinking on the balcony, Greytblackdog! My head didnt' thank you so much the next morning, though!

We gave them a quick nap and headed out to Barefoot Landing for a stroll and dinner.The were even restaurants who pre-planned for our arrival. We had 8 hounds and 4 people ..we enjoyed a wonderful meal with our hounds!

Dolly thinks this lighting suites her best.And then realizes her 'good looks' won't get her any food so she uses Diego's hiney for a pillow.
But Cali's persistance won out over Nerice..you knew someone would cave!
the next day..the weather is better for sunbathing than greyhounds. so we give them the day to recooperate. Then we head out in the afternoon for some fun in the surf! Cali wasn't sure about the moving water at first..but after watching Nerice and Dolly having so much fun.

She was chomping at the bit to enjoy the waves.


Nerice with Dolly and Diego
Kristen with Stanley and Jaime
Me with Cali and Danathe Park and Stumpf kids pose
After all this..we had some very tired dogs...

the last morning on the beach, we had a sunrise ceremony. The sight of 200 people and 400+ greyhounds in one place is quite awe inspiring. We check out the group from the balcony.. then walk down and join the group..We end our trip with a group roo..I feel sure they heard us way down the beach. Dana of course cut her paw (she can't go anywhere with hurting herself)..so although she was in attendance she was not in the mood for roo-ing.

9 comments:

gyeong said...

Looks like everyone had a blast at the beach. Might have to join in the fun next year. The kids need a bath to get the salt and sand out. Hope Jaime doesn't start digging in the yard :)

houndstooth said...

I had some nostalgia looking at the photos, especially of Dolly playing in the waves. It reminded me of my girl, Treat, at Dewey. It looks like a lovely weekend! I'm jealous!

Mad Red Hare said...

That looks like a blast! My sister and I took our pups to Hound Dog Howlidays this past March and it was a blast. We tried to go to the beach, but the rain didn't want to cooperate much. I love it when a bunch of greys get together and have some fun!

Lin said...

Awesome pics! Wish I could have been there. Maybe next year?

Michelle said...

Awesome pics! We had a blast! Glad you guys did too. :)

greytblackdog said...

We had so much fun with you guys. Gyeong - it might be girls only from now on, well, girls and Stanly of course.

BTW: I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? WUWT?

Angela said...

Looks like fun, too bad we missed it! Poor Jaime, I can't believe she let you cover her up like that!!! Great pics of the greys playing in the water!

Life With Dogs said...

What a remarkable experience. We are landlocked, so I always love beach pic posts. Thanks for bringing back so many great pics.

I never realized how similar Nigel and Dana are in appearance. :)

Nerice Lochansky said...

Such fun! Glad Dolly could help Cali get into some ocean fun! :-) Nothin better than the beach and tons of doggies.
And you knew I was going to cave with Diva Cali (so did she!)... can't resist her at all!