Charley’s First Trip to the Beach

We had such beautiful weather over the weekend that we decided to take a drive up to the beach. We’ve taken Finn and she just loves it there. Charley was slightly more skeptical. We decided in hindsight that perhaps a dip in the kiddie pool would have been a better first introduction to playing in the water, but he did manage to dip a little paw in before we left.



Finn’s version of heaven.


First and only paw dip!


Finn and Pops are playing on a tree branch in the distance.

I'm happy on the sand, thanks!

I’m happy on the sand, thanks!

35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. robynwp
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 06:35:26

    And that explains why Finnackles and I are together and Chuch & Sammy are pals – I (Wally) am a big water fan…splashing in my paddle poor, running through the sprinklers. Sammy on the other hand…nooooot so much *BOL*

    xoxox Wally



  2. astanya
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 06:44:02

    That Beach looks like loads of fun..I bet befowe long chawly will enjoy it as much as finn does..i wemembew the fiwst time I saw watew, i was weluctant to go in, latew, you cooldn’t dwag me that I live hewe, i miss my swimmy days
    smoochie kisses

  3. Lassie and Benji
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 07:16:23

    Charlie, we are with you. We would be scared of that giant bath place too!

  4. Whisppy
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 07:29:05

    Charley looked like he wasn’t quite sure what to think of all that water in that picture. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Magic
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 07:54:16

    That beach looks lovely but I think I might stay on the sand with Charley – the water looks much too big! woofs and licks from Magic xx

  6. Katie and Coccolino
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 08:22:55

    Charley, the sand is fun but we bet you’d love swimming if you gave it a chance!

    Piggy kisses,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  7. Molly The Wally
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 08:27:30

    It is only a matter of time before you will have trouble getting him out. We love the beach. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 08:27:34

    Charley, we have never been to a beach of any kind. We would love to get to one some day, but we think we might be a lot like you and prefer to run and do zoomies on the sand:)

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  9. Lily Belle
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 09:10:17

    Love seeing the beach again! We give Charley a lot of credit for even sticking one paw in! Maybe with time he will come to love it just like Finn.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  10. Bailey
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 09:13:38

    Charley is so brave. Mom thinks we should like the water, but we just aren’t interested.

  11. Parsley
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 09:15:29

    Aww, poor fellow. Too bad he didn’t play in the water but it is a start. They are both precious.

  12. Reilly and denny
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 09:56:00

    Not all doggies are fond of water….we sure aren’t so the sand looks like the best option to us too

  13. freya rose blossom
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 10:01:11

    Poor Charley, you can tell by his ears he isn’t happy. But I am sure it is only a matter of time before he really settles down and like me, luvs the beach. I love the beach, I did not say I loved water ๐Ÿ™‚ Lots of luvs Finn and Charley. Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

  14. Sam
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 10:29:41

    Charley is like Sam – a “no water please” Golden!


  15. Eileen and Annie
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 10:30:25

    Hopefully Charley will get used to the water when he realises it’s fun.
    Annie is much the same though, only likes to dip her toes!

  16. cecilia07
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 10:39:44

    Finn and Charley….you two are very lucky to live near the beach. Mom loves to have sand between her toes too and Charley…she agrees she does not go in water unless she can keep an eye on her toes. Hugs Madi your BFFF

  17. Goose
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 11:23:51

    No worried Charley. It took me over 11 years to like playing in the water.

  18. Miss Mindy
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 11:49:54

    That sure looks like a beautiful place to play!

  19. tarynft
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 11:56:56

    That’s a gorgeous beach! I’ve never had a dog that didn’t love water from the very first moment, so it always surprises me when it scares one. I am sure he will learn to love it, especially when the weather heats up!

  20. Frankie Furter and Ernie
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 12:01:10

    GASP…. Charlie… they tried to make you swim… NEKKID? WHERE are your Zoom-O’s ??? WE never swim in PUBLIC without our Zoom-O’s.
    We don’t blame you one bit fur NOT Swimmin Nekkid!!!

  21. baileyunleashed
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 14:09:24

    it looks like a beautiful day! and you have the beach to yourselves? awesome.
    bailey didn’t wanna get her feet wet on her first visit to the beach either. she loved the beach but hated the water ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. 2browndawgs
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 14:48:16

    Beautiful pictures. I am sure once the weather warms up, you will have to fight to keep Charley out of the water. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Daisy
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 15:26:55

    That is just gorgeous. Those vivid colours! We are so jealous.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  24. Goose
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 15:37:03

    Aw, you are definitely like me Charley…I love hanging out on the beach, but don’t dare stick a paw in the water! Who knows what might happen if you do?! Gasp! Glad you and Finn had a pawesome time though!! Gorgeous weather you are having!

  25. Stella and Rory from Down Under
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 16:23:03

    Howdy Finn and Charley, you’re beach looks beautiful. Charley, was the water too cold for you to swim? We notice your Dad didn’t put his big toe in either, hehe. Bet you loved it there even if you didn’t want to swim. See ya mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  26. Gizmo
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 16:26:08

    I’ve been to the beach a few times & love playing in the sand but Momz has set me learning to swim as a goal for this summer… we’ll see about that…

  27. Murphy Campbell
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 17:28:05

    Charley we need to tell you that water is WONDERFUL!! You have webbed toes to swim real good. Come on in, the water is fine!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  28. Mitch and Molly
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 18:13:11

    What a beautiful beach! We hope your second trip is more fun for you, Charley!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  29. Jazzi
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 19:24:18

    Aww….I dont blame Charley one bit. I dont care for the water either!! That beach looks like a blast though!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  30. Dachshund Nola
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 20:56:32

    Poor guy! Beautiful beach.

  31. wyatt
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 23:58:18

    That’s the good stuff, Charley!!


  32. chicamom85
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 00:06:54

    I am not much for water either, I would be scared that a bath was gonna be included. It looked like a fun day.

    Loveys Sasha

  33. Luke's Adventures
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 19:25:05

    You guys are sooo lucky to play on the beach. I can’t wait until I get a chance to go.

  34. BZ Dogs
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 17:10:28

    Sad to say, my boys have never been fond of water as adults, although Zachary was a total water puppy. I think part of it is that the other two were puppies during cold weather while Zachary was a puppy during the heat of summer.

  35. Kari
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 22:48:20

    Sigh, we miss the beach

    Stop on by for a visit

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