Friday, 19 February 2016

Holiday Dogs - Sepia Saturday

I meet many dogs in our village. This is a Lhasa Apso named 

He gives me my first link to our prompt for this week.

Billie Holiday with a dog
One dog which always has a place in our heart belonged to my wife's sister but resided with her mother in the 1950s. He has appeared on my Sepia posts before, but deserves another outing.

Now when we go on holiday we always get involved with dogs - and they regard it as a holiday too. These two we didn't know but they loved a Cornish beach.

Paddling on Crantock beach
My daughter's dogs in Michigan always look on it as a holiday when we are there. One of them was always content to practise his favourite sport alone.

Cody fishing for frogs
Buster however was always impatient when we took him out in Caranton Woods in Cornwall.

Come on you two. Keep up!
The dog park near my daughter's home was a place her dogs always loved. It meant that they could dive in and climb out up a ramp.

Cody, Scout, Lily and Gem after a swim off the jetty
Of course there was also the ever present tennis ball to play with, if Cody didn't wander off to look for a treat by sitting down at somebody's holiday picnic spread.

Scout was named after the girl in Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' even although he is a boy. 

It seems appropriate somehow to finish this post with him on the day that the death of Harper Lee is announced.

Scout - at rest
RIP Harper Lee.

To check how others have interpreted the prompt this week stroll over to the links at Sepia-Saturday-318.


Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

you know I love dogs :)

Wendy said...

There are all kinds of people and all kinds of dogs, and a gazillion different reasons people gravitate to particular breeds. But I do wonder how people tolerate a big dog that slobbers all the time. To each his own. I like how your pictures capture the dogs in playful moments.

Titania Staeheli said...

Each one with his or hers own history and memories. Life is so much richer to have these friends along. Great post!

Jo Featherston said...

Nice natural dog photographs. I have a little male cousin (4th once removed) born a couple of years ago in NZ whose name is Scout. Perhaps his parents are fans of Harper Lee.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Bob - lovely photos of dogs and places here and overseas .. the swim park looks fun - with wet shins to follow! Scout - lovely last photo for Harper Lee may she RIP ...

Cheers and have a good weekend - Hilary

kathy said...

A lot of good action photos. I do like the last one with his paws crossed.

Kristin said...

Nice dogs. I especially like the view of the wild, rocky beach. We went to a beach on the Gulf Coast yesterday and it was so tame!

Karen S. said...

Sweet, wonderful adorable dogs all of them. You know you rocked my world posting about dogs! Great choice Bob.

La Nightingail said...

Lovely dogs, all. And what a nice & fitting way to end your post with thoughts of Harper Lee.

Helen Killeen Bauch McHargue said...

Beautiful photos. I love the final one of Scout with his tennis ball.

Helen Killeen Bauch McHargue said...

My comment disappeared!! Loved the final picture of Scout with his tennis ball.

ScotSue said...

As owners in the past of three much loved cocker spaniels, we know what a part they can play in family life. A lovely post to reflect the prompt.

Mike Brubaker said...

A full house of dogs, Bob. I think the best stories always have a dog. Cats may feature in a few good ones, but dog tales are far superior.

Little Nell said...

Nicely linked and lovely pictures. I too have to enjoy dogs vicariously as we have never owned one in our married life. Fortunately we are very fond of our friends’ dogs.

aw said...

Thanks for adding the explanation regarding the formation of the ice spike, Bob. I had never come across this before.

Barbara Rogers said...

Great photos of your dog friends...being a cat person I've never had a dog more than a few brief months, when we both decided it wasn't working out.