June 23rd, 2011
Silly Summer Pooches
Posted by Pia
Summer really brings out the silly in pooches! Whether it's the smells, the sprinkler, the sand, or the swimming, they embrace the season with complete abandon.
1 "ooh sand...ooh sand...." (repeat 100 times)
2 Iggy: "I'll get it! I'll get it! I'll get it!
3 Eva is determined to find buried treasure...or a bone...same thing! Photo by Paul Morse
4 Fala: "What's this? A tomato plant? Basil? A doggie treat plant?"
5 "A the risk of sounding a bit vain, I must say that I do look quite fetching in yellow."
Tiel - Roanoke, Virginia.
6 Maggy and an Atlantic Ghost Crab: "I don't believe I've ever met a dog like you before!"
7 "Could I get the lunch special and a bowl of water...room temp...no ice."
8 Brutus: "I'm really more of a 'lay on the beach' kinda guy, but I'll give it a whirl..."
9 "Me loves me a ball and a day at the beach!"
10 "Yeah...cute, cute, ok, got it... can we hit the waves now?"
11 "Nothing like a dip in nature's pool!" Photo by Paul Morse
12 "Ummm yeah... Clearly this was mom's idea, not mine. Let the record reflect that."
13 Benedict (AKA Big Ben): "1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi...."
14 "Ha ha, I'm a lobster... now get this off!"
15 "Yeah, I know my way around a boat... What? A dog can't have nautical skills... what's up with that?"
16 "Ahhh...a lady of leisure...I knew this was possible one day..."
Let's be sure to take a cue from our canine friends this season. Smell the flowers in the park. Feel the sand under your feet. Fetch shells. Splash in the pool... just be silly!
It is my professional opinion that it is important to be silly. Life can be stressful, and play is healthy. That's why kids spend their formative years engaged in play!
And if anyone asks what you are doing, you can tell them that Dr. Pia prescribed you some Silly. If your human friends don't get it, you can rest assured that your canine ones will. After all, they are often the ones who understand us best. Am I right?
Dr. Pia Salk
P.S. I love seeing photos of your critters. Please send me any you'd like to share, and be sure to let me know if I can use them in future posts!
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