Thursday, February 7, 2013

Round 6 and the Dogs of Carmel

 A chilly February day in Carmel.  The AT&T Pro-Am is going on which leaves the beach to the non-golfers, and being mid-week thins it out even further.  This was our "good day" for this week. The day after v's chemo infusion.  Round 6 has begun.

I'm very happy to say that he is tolerating this onslaught very well.  He's still gaining weight. At the weigh-in he is only a pound under his heaviest weight of the past year.  It wasn't his top weight at that time, but it has been a while regaining even that much.   We are no longer pushing extra calories at him, this is a gain with normal, and irregular, eating.  His energy is high and he is walking from 1 to 3 miles a day.  

We made a goal of this outing to photograph the beach dogs.  Wouldn't you know, there weren't that many dogs out on Carmel Beach that morning, but the ones we spotted were gems.

Small but fearless.  Not a swimmer, but she enjoyed wading.

This guy dug us a nice deep hole in the sand burying his head up to his ears.

Almost every dog on the beach has a tennis ball to chase, unless they're swimmers, then all they need are the waves.

A beautiful, gentle bear of a dog on his annual pilgrimage to Carmel with his human companion.  We enjoyed meeting and visiting with the special people who know what it is to have a dog in their lives.  Pure love and trust.

In bocca al lupo.  m & v


  1. The dog photos are beautiful, but I have to say, that top beach photo is probably one of the loveliest you've ever done...and that's quite an achievement, since all of your work is so wonderful.

    1. Thank you for that. I'm catching more people in the pictures now. m:)