Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jumping for joy

To join J-day on ABC Wednesday this week,  I am giving into temptation and one more time sharing Willow with you.  Last week, on the shores of Lake Superior, she would stroll into the lake for a drink -- as long as there were no waves --  rush out of the water for a chaser of rolling in the sand, and then run crazy circles around the beach -- sort of like dancing on the table when you have had a few too many.  What a joy to see her have such a good time! 




A very good friend on seeing these photos wrote, "what is it with these goldens and rolling in sand after swimming?  and then magically getting relatively clean afterwards?"  He made me think and I wondered outloud,  "if only we could shake off the sands, oh, of anger and sorrow and hate, as they do.  Do we need to be hairier?  Was that our big evolutionary mistake?!"




For less jabberwocky, maybe, join the jovial crowd at ABC Wednesday!

17 comments:

  1. I love this picture! what a good catch!

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  2. What a wonderful post! She is adorable!

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  3. You have one gorgeous dog! I love your second photo with the reflection ;D
    Happy wednesday!

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  4. A profound thought Helen! I see Freida just carry on as though nothing matters more than her walks - especially on the beach! Maybes she has got it right eh?

    Thanks so much for this and for being part of the ABC Team

    Denise

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  5. profound observation about shaking things off.
    and a joyous canine there
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  6. Hello, this joyous photo of your dog romping made my night. I adore dogs. Great action photo captures.

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  7. What a great choice for J! There's nothing quite like the bouncy happiness of a dog playing in and around water. Your final words struck me. We could learn something about shaking it all off from our pets.

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  8. I never met a Golden that couldn't give sage advice.

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  9. Ah, they are wise ones aren't they? What a terrific post for the J Day! And we could learn from them, that's for sure! Love your photos! We have a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and a Miniature Schnauzer and I've learned a lot about enjoying life by just watching them! Hope your week is going well, Helen! Thanks for your visit and comment, always appreciated! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  10. Looks like he's having some fun!

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  11. I am glad the Willow made a number of people joyful! Thanks for letting us know.

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  12. what a happy happy dog! great shots!

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  13. Yes, what a HAPPY dog!!:)
    Very nice photos!

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  14. Dogs are great companions. After my English Springer died the first thing I realized was than when you have a dog you are never alone in the house.

    You take great shots with you camera. Keep on clicking!

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  15. Willow is such a lovely dog I think she JUSTLY deserves to star in your J post. :)

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  16. haha - fabulous photo and fabulous observation.

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