Sunday Morning at Low Tide

Sunday Morning at Low Tide

Last Sunday morning at low tide, Miles and I met some friends for a beach walk.

Sunday Morning at Low Tide

{ Tell is a 14 month old Border Collie }

Sunday Morning at Low Tide

{ Spencer is a 6 year old Border Collie }

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No beach walk is complete without Miles’ mandatory beach opening ceremony zoomies.

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The gang met some friendly dogs at the beach entrance.

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Miles’ routine is to stay within radius of the group — saying “hi” to other groups, but making sure to rush back to his own group often.

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Tell chasing Spencer. Look at that tongue on Spencer!

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Spencer then suggested that his buddies join him in the very important endeavor of chasing herons. For once, Miles full-heartedly agrees with Border Collies on a work-related issue. Although the Border Collie and the Welsh Terrier come from different worlds, they both believe strongly in the importance of the uninhibited chase.

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Spencer was by far the best crane chaser.

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Spencer returned triumphant, with his little terrier side-kick chose behind.

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The way Spencer looks at Vanessa. True love.

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{ Regal Spencer }

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Tell kept the action going.

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A moment of contemplation. His bum does look a tad cold here.

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…And then, he was off!

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{ Tell }

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Tell pounced on little waves.

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Miles curiously watched Tell’s puppy antics. He approved.

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Miles really got to know Tell on this walk. Miles and Tell are officially brothers.

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How can anyone not fall for this face?

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Bromance secured, Miles and Tell hit the scene.

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Watching dogs play looks so normal until you capture it in freeze-frame!

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Wide angle chase!

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Skipping stone dogs.

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{ Miles and Tell rushing back to each other }

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Tell wasn’t sure about the waves.

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Miles saying, “forget the waves, lets play some more!”

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Miles did not get to eat this particular crab, but as per usual, he did leave the beach with a full belly of fresh beached crab.

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{ Beach dog }

9 comments on Sunday Morning at Low Tide

  • Darcy

    Emma,
    I always feel like I’m there with you when I see your picture stories of adventures with Miles and friends. Right now I feel a little bit wet, a little bit chilled, a little bit sticky-salty, and a little bit tired. What a great time you had at low tide! I will take some photos of Chester and Sally in a different ocean, in a different country, on the same continent, for you and Miles, just for fun! And by the way… Does Miles really eat crabs in the shell? Really?
    Love, Darcy

    • Emma (author)

      Thank you Darcy — I will eagerly await the photoshoot! Turns out after this beach adventure, we were warm and a bit sandy. We even did some errands before going home. The warm overcast beach morning jaunt was just that relaxing and refreshing!

      And yes, Miles finds fresh raw crab-in-shell d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s. I know people are big on sushi here, but wow.

  • Danielle

    What AMAZING shots you always capture! Tell and Spencer look like some great friends for Miles. The way you tell the story and all the photos make it so easy to imagine – chasing herons!
    This makes me wish we lived closer to the ocean again.
    And yes – does Miles really eat dead or alive crabs on the beach? Oliver would get an upset stomach so I wouldn’t let him, and I’ve never eaten crab myself (all the legs creep me out).
    Anyway – Miles must have gone home very tired and happy!!

    • Emma (author)

      Tell and Spencer are great! Miles has been obsessing over border collies for years in agility, and now, he finally knows two fantastic ones to call friends.

      And yes, Miles loves raw crab. The crab meat at the beach here is probably fresher than anything I ever get to eat! He eats whatever he can gobble down before I shoo him away. My vet has assured me many times that this indulgence is harmless. I have his poop tested for parasites periodically, and fresh raw crab has proved to be totally benign so far. Miles used to have chronic stomach problems (especially overgrowth of clostridium bacteria) to the point where his clinic was on speed dial, they dispensed the meds without an appointment, and we couldn’t risk going way for a weekend without the pills joining us safely tucked away in my bag. It was that bad! When I switched Miles to a carefully planned raw diet, Miles’ stomach became nearly “bomb-proof.” Which was pretty much mind-blowing for me, given what it used to be like! The slightest odd thing would send him into digestive chaos! Since then, he has not had one stomach issue (aside from when he did *really* well at agility a few weekends ago — and had a massive amount too many celebratory hot dogs in the heat — and had some loose poo afterwards).

      🙂

  • Janet Emery

    Just loved joining you on your adventures. Miles is so adorable and fun to watch. May I ask how you do your raw diet. I do raw for my dobes and am always looking for new tips. Seems that Miles was a lucky boy that you went off main stream to help him.
    GOOD FOR YOU BOTH!💗💗
    Love,
    Janet, NessaRose & KotaKoala🐾🐾👟👟🐾🐾

    • Emma (author)

      Hello Janet,

      It is nice to hear from you! While I am no expert, and can’t tell you a general “ideal” diet plan for any other dog, I can definitely tell you what has worked for Miles! I buy the best raw food I can, which for Miles is a balanced whole animal blend of meat/organ/bone. He seems to do the best on small game, such as rabbit and duck. The meat portion is alternated about once a week with a safe meaty bone or 1-2 chicken necks. I make his vegetables myself, which I will cover here on M&E soon! For Miles I stick to leafy greens. He also receives some natural supplements, the most important one being human-grade fish oil for EPA & DHA. As a totally personal choice, I choose meat that is ethically raised, and fish oil that is consciously sourced.

      Hope you find that interesting. I’d love to hear if you have any tips based on your experiences! Please stay in touch 🙂

      Emma

  • Shannon

    Just wow! You so captured that very special day and it is now preserved for memories. Thanks for this! I love it!

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