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Friday, June 1, 2012

A Perfect Moment

Start rubbing your eyes because .... this is Viva swimming in the ocean, not Kenzo:


When you have seen our video Postcard from Kijkduin, it seemed like Kenzo was having all the beach fun, rumping around with his pals.

See how Viva is taking the opportunity to pretend she has no issues with her back, and it is merely a matter of re-discovering the "on" switch for full-throttle:


What is it that makes a beach magic for a Hovie, or any dog for that matter? Between runs, Viva found ample opportunity to harass wrestle a little with Kenzo in the freezing cool water:


We played a lot of fetch with her fav toy. Kenzo wouldn't dare to swim for that toy, it's Viva's:


And we had breaks, so Viva wouldn't overdo it, and have a sore-back-hangover the next day - which we unfortunately couldn't prevent completely:


Usually we don't take Viva with us to the beach due to all the off leash dogs. But I have to rectify the postcard. As evenings were getting longer while at the same time it was still cold, the beach was almost empty just before sundown at 9:30 pm. And since Viva is starting to behave better around dogs, I worry less if she will only meet one or two.

So there I sat. With both my wet Hovies on the beach at sundown. Their joy is contagious. What a pair they make. It made me glad Viva could join Kenzo's beach trips. It made me even more glad she joined in the way she did. A perfect moment.
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  1. Beautiful pictures and wow, look at her go! Awesome, Viva!

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  2. Go Viva! Looks like she was having a wonderful time. :)

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  3. I'm glad Viva got to swim and play a little. Shouldn't water be good for her back? I would have thought swimming would be less stressful than pounding the pavement or beach.

    I love the last shot! It's going to bring back some excellent memories. Have a great weekend! :) x

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    1. Swimming and walking through water is perfect. It builds muscles she needs to support her back. It is just we were on the beach for more than an hour, and she will overdo it when I let her :)

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  4. What beautiful pictures! It looks like she had a blast!

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  5. Oh Viva looks like she had a wonderful time. Lovely photos.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Lovely. Viva makes a beautiful merdog. And I bet Viva found it entirely worth it to have a little "hangover" the next day.

    I expect this is going to be one of those wonderful memories you hold for many years.

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  7. Aww! Good for Viva! It looks like you guys had a great time. Those pics are absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. Aww, that makes my heart happy! Go Viva!! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

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  9. So awesome! And yes, the best form of exercise. Nothing like dog having a good time.

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    1. Thanks Jana, you know, Viva is a little bit yours too :)

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  10. What a perfect evening!

    Sam

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  11. That's great. :)

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  12. Hi Y'all,

    Beautiful pictures! Envy your fun in the water and on the beach!

    How y'all doin'? Just hoppin' by for a visit. Hope y'all are having a fantastic and fun weekend!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  13. How wonderful that Viva was feeling well enough to have a romp and a swim! The photos are beautiful. I know that incredible feeling when you're in a beautiful place, enjoying the moment, and the dogs are happy. It's priceless, isn't it?

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  14. Wonderful photos Leo - Hello again by the way. It's these experiences that remain forever locked in memory and are so precious when they happen;) Beautiful sunset photo with both your dogs!

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  15. That last photo is my favorite one Leo. Such happy dogs. It was so cool to see Viva having so much fun. I didn't realize she also had back issues. That poor girl. Maybe that's why my smile was so big when I saw the pictures. She looks so happy. :)

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