Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Life seaside is magical. In the winter and spring, the shore can be very cold and windy, but Miles and I love to hop in the car in the evening, and join the crabbers to watch the sunset. In the summer and fall I track the tides and we head out to the beach when the water drains from the inlet. Tides vary, but can be predictably tracked about 14 days ahead of time. Recently, we went to low tide with Vasco and Sage the Portuguese Water Dogs. Vasco competes in agility like Miles, and Sage lives a life of leisure after being rescued a few years ago from a famous puppy mill crack down.

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Handsome Vasco.

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Sweet Sage.

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Wild Miles, of course!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

When Miles first hits the beach, he tries to meet as many new friends as he can. I thought it was funny to see two pairs of different kinds of black & tans together.

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Miles, left in the dust. Or water in this case. The biggest disadvantage of being little at low tide is your bigger friends can run in much deeper water!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Miles said Hi to a Basenji.

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

“I like you!”

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Two beach bums. With the initial meet & greet over, Miles headed back to the pack. He joined Sage and they sniffed the beach for crabs. Yum…

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Vasco, meanwhile, was being handsome.

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

And playing ball!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

{ Contemplative }

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach! Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

The city view

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

As we approached the wave point, the dogs decided it was time to PLAY.

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Miles did a bit of chase with Sage.

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach! Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

And checked in with her to make sure his chasing was ok.

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Then, it was time for boys to go buck wild!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Vasco wasn’t sure what the heck all of the growling was about at first. Turns out, this is how terriers play!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach! Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Vasco wondered if Miles wanted to steal his ball. Miles hopped and barked and bowed and did everything in his repertoire to say “I wanna play with YOU!”

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach! Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach! Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach! Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach! Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach! Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

One last springy bounce, and Vasco got the hang of a terrier!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach! Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Boing! “Watch out for sand in the eyes!”

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Vasco realized, “wow, terriers are nutjobs. But he really does just want to play!”

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

And they hopped!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

The collided!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Miles did laps around Vasco!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Vasco ran away, “chase me!”

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Wee hee!! And they both ran!!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

They grinned and made people laugh…

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach! Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach! Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

When the play got really intense, they had to close their eyes to avoid the flying sand!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Vasco decided terriers are pretty fun!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach! Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach! Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

And then all of the sudden…

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

And then, it was over. Whew!

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

How bromances are made.

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

We headed back to the green land.

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

What do you think Miles? Did Miles enjoy the company of two very sweet Portuguese Water Dogs?

Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

YES!!!

8 comments on Miles & Vasco Hit the Beach!

  • Karen Yeomans

    Awww loving seeing these pictures of miles out on the beach – We are heading to a beachside retreat for Christmas, so excited for ruby to get out of the city and enjoy some space! Merry Christmas and here’s to another super successful year Miles and Emma! Karen and Ruby x

  • MA Hauck

    What happy dogs! I love seeing Miles making new friends. I figured it was really cold until I saw the snapshot of the couple in shorts and short sleeve shirts. Happy Christmas Miles and Emma, thank you for sharing your adventures with us!

  • Denise

    Everything time I see photos of this place, I wish I could go as often as possible with George. He would have so much fun running and making new friends, human (especially if they have treats in their pockets) and from the doggie nation. And, I would love for George to meet you and Miles! Wish it wasn’t such a long plane ride for him to get there, but we might try one day. Is the beach area relatively “contained” space in that George would feel compelled to stay close instead of running off? We practice recall, and he typically comes straight away (fortunate the boy is treat motivated!!), but with a new Welsh Terrier still under training who we only let off lead in a fenced dog park, you never know. Merry, Happy holidays to you and your family, and Miles!!!

  • Denise

    Oops, typo! Every time…

  • Mary-Ann Banks

    Wow they must have been tired ??

  • Darcy

    That truly looks like fun… running and chasing on sand… so wide open! Miles is so cute meeting and playing with new friends! You live in a great place, Miles! .. and you have a great human who takes you to beaches! Sally would love to run on that beach, for sure!
    Have the best holidays! Love you,
    Darcy and Sally

  • Danielle

    What awesome photos! I’m always so jealous that you have dog friendly beaches like that around you. These photos make me wish I’d been there to see it – their poses are so expressive that the story almost plays out like a movie. What fun!!!

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