A lot of old and new doggie friends meet on the beach. I’ve noticed that I really have quite an international jet set of doggie pals. What a cosmopolitan beach!
Beach chums like Othello the German Weimaraner (Italian human family), Cleo the Poodle (Norwegian hf), Ezie the Labrador/Boxer (Irish hf), Zed the Bichon Frisé (Sicilian hf), Filly the teenie fluff ball (Italin hf), Jack the Labrador/Griffon (Danish hf), Guiness the German Pointer (French hf), Minot the Pekinese (French) and Noushka the Russian Wolfhound (Russian hf)….
Luckily, unlike our humans, us doggies all share the same language so no translations necessary. My human likes Turid Rugass’ books which have helped her understand my language. She said there is no point humans trying to live with or teach doggies anything if they can’t understand our doggie body language and how we communicate.
Doggies can’t talk lots of languages like humans, we have one universal language…our body language which allows us to express ourselves. That’s only if we have a human that is interested in what we are communicating though!..Makes sense eh? (Turid Rugass’ On Talking Terms with Your Dog/Caming Signals)
Cosmo Beach morning packed full of beach racing, swimming, playing, butt sniffing and meeting new friends.
I am official ‘Meet & Greet’ spokesdog to arrival doggies on the beach. I like to say hello to them individually before they make their way onto the seaweed playground.
After greeting Jack the black labrador/griffon, he goes on his way to see the others whilst I await the next doggie coming.
I also carry out my self-appointed role of ‘Keeper of the Puppy-Punk-Peace’ which can be a little tiring!
Refereeing Puppy Pandemonium
One morning this week, I noticed a new arrival on the beach with four legs and a tail but it wasn’t a doggie! Obviously, as chief ‘Meeter & Greeter’ I went to introduce myself….
Face to face for the first time with a Miss Kitty-Cat.
Normally, I only see the back end of the Kitty-Cats..or perhaps a distant side view. I always take extra time sniffing the places they have been since I find them soooo interesting…to me they are the unknown enigmas!
I don’t know whether I should follow them, say hello or just ignore them. Whenever I see a Kitty-Cat, I tend to do all three.
When I was very young and still with my Ridgeback Mama Shona, there was a cat living with us, so maybe I do have fuzzy feline puppy memories?!?
This little kitty was so used to doggies, she stayed watching us on the beach.
I did not have much time to follow/say hello/ignore her since I heard my human calling my name…humpf! There were some other humans watching and at least they commented on what a polite girl I was to Miss Kitty-Cat.
Here’s a short video of me and Miss Kitty-Cat.
What I didn’t realise was that my human knew that this Kitty-Cat was one of those martial art professional ninja cats so she called me back since she didn’t want me to get any ouchie nasty scratches on my nose…I can’t believe Miss Kitty-Cat would have been that mean to me..would she?..Gulp!
O what great place to go for a walk, we love going to the beach for a walk, but our human is very careful what beaches she takes us to because they are definitnely not as calm as the one in the video seemed. Some of the beaches here in NZ are crazy, if a cat appeared at one of them, it would certainly never come back!!
Great photo’s as usual!
Licks and lots of slobber,
Lexi and Jasper the Danes
Come over and help Me to chase the Kitties away at La Roseraie hihihi….
looking forward to see you and your humans again ,maybe at Aigues Mortesbeach L’Espiguette,hows the weather?
That’s a lot of doggies playing on the beach, Zola. And, be careful of the kitty cat. The last thing you want from it is to give you a few smacks on your face!