Archive for December, 2009

Into the Water

On the Edge of the WorldAnd Into the WaterThis was obviously low tide on the river.  All these rocks are covered at high tide, and the causeway  is impassable.  Mattie loves going out there and the challenge of the rocks.

By the Sea

on the edge

on the edge

By the Sea...

By the Sea...

These two pictures show what a cloudy and stormy day it was.  Mattie didn’t care.  She just wanted the water and surf.

I Made It!

I Can Do It

I Can Do It

Made It!

Made It!

Over one of the dangerous spots.  She’ determined.  And out onto the seawall!

Getting There

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Down the Jetty

Down the Jetty

Nearly to the beach, she can see it….  and then she detours onto the jetty.  This causeway is very narrow and has bits worn away, but she tramps fearlessly across to get to the water.

Ice Cream, Baby!

Mattie and her ice cream.  Need I say more?

On a Mission

It's a Blur

It's a Blur

Nearly There

Nearly There

Mattie can tell when she’s going to get to play in the water.  We use a different halti to keep sand in only one, and we walk toward the beach.  Here, she’s soooo eager to get to the beach she’s running down the block.  Then, on the other side of the Rambla, she stops to smell something with the beach in sight.

Cuddly

Pet Me!

Pet Me!

How About a Cuddle?

How About a Cuddle?

When Mattie wants some attention, one of the things she does is lay down on the couch and beg for someone to sit next to her.  It’s part of why we’ve instituted a policy of, most nights, sitting down with her and watching a movie or an episode of TV.  She likes having us there with her – and she gets pets the whole time.

Confident

On a Stroll

On a Stroll

Sometimes Mattie just looks so happy and confident as she explores.  Here, one of those times is captured.

Sprawled

Favorite Spot

Favorite Spot

Mattie’s favorite spot is right by the door.  It’s not only because she can monitor whether someone’s coming or going.  It’s because the air conditioner blows right on that spot.

Bed Time

Sleepy Bye

Sleepy Bye

Mattie all tucked up for bed. Unfortunately, she doesn’t use her dog bed often. It’s slippery. She loves being covered up, though.