Saturday, June 24, 2006

More Proof Of My Puppy Obsessiveness

After a cool start to the day this morning, the sun came out and it turned into a gloriously mild and sunny winter's day. A lunchtime meeting with a blogger friend of Morgan's, and her family, down at Coogee beach turned into a great afternoon of eating, chatting, taking photos and spot of seaside strolling.

Puppy Watching

We walked along to the 'off lead' dog park around the point from the beach, and chanced upon a crowd gathering to watch a couple of whales frolicking just off shore. I didn't have a strong enough lens to capture the whales (although Morgan did!), but I did see some wonderful leaps through a pair of binoculars.

Regal

But, oh the PUPPERS! Dogs everywhere. This beautiful Shepherd came and sat with me for a while, received some pats and sat for a few pics, before heading off again.

Gentle

This miniature Schnauser was one of a pair, owned by a lovely lady who stopped and chatted, encouraged her dogs to pose and receive pats, and watched whales with us for a bit. There were dogs of all shapes and sizes, playing in big friendly packs.

Heaven.

9 comments:

Q - 60's girl said...

They all look great... how can one decide. I cant pic between any one though i like the set up on the Maltese looking back at you so sweet.

The winter sunlight gives me such a good feel of the time you took the shots - nice : )

morgan said...

You forgot to mention that we bumped into a work colleague of mine and he said "you must be Andrew... I recognise you from the photographs..."

More proof that you're famous!

The Other Andrew said...

...or infamous! :)

Q 60s Girl, it was low late afternoon light. Golden, lots of loooong shadows. Quite glorious! The little Maltese was cute. While we were watching the whales, the dogs who were obviously used to being the centre of attention were all like "What are we? Chopped liver?"

Mikey (The Lovely Ex) said...

I have a hard time without a dog as well. Fortunately, Steve (my gay best mate, who is actually straight. Work it out...) wants a dog and has suggested that as I now live about 2 minutes from him, that we "share custody". He wants a Papillon. I am pushing for a beagle, or a schnauzer, or a French Bulldog, or a Boston Terrier... You get the picture.

Q - 60's girl said...

: )

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tigtog said...

It was a prefect Sydney winter afternoon, wasn't it? I loved all the doggies too.

tigtog said...

perfect, even.

The Other Andrew said...

Whales, doggies, good company, good food, chocolate dippes gelato, hot cops on bicycles... all the ingredients for a great day indeed! It was lovely to meet you and the family Tigtogs.