Saturday, January 1, 2011

Beryl Can Be Quite EVIL!!

I've mentioned before about Beryl's warped sense of humour and how she likes to really test my nerve at the park by running straight at me, full speed and only dodging around me at the last millisecond!  She usually does this when we don't have company and she gets a big kick out of it:-)  Well, she's developed an evil variation on this .... the other night she's running full pelt at me and dodges to go to the right, then she dodges back to the left!  I won't repeat what I was thinking but I was fully expecting to end up on my bum, I don't know how she missed me, lol.  She hasn't had the opportunity to try it again but she will.  I don't know if my nerves are improving or getting extremely frayed!  Yes, I could stop her doing it quite easily but I enjoy the pleasure she gets out of it too ... and I don't know what she would think up next, it could be worse;-)

On Wednesday I had an unexpected day off work and I had a bad case of cabin fever and needed to take the kids somewhere different for a walk.  As it wasn't too hot and there was a nice breeze blowing I decided we'd go do the forest/dunes/beach walk about 40 minutes from home.  But then I couldn't find anyone to come with us!  I hadn't taken the kids for a walk anywhere without moral support before and was a bit nervous about it but thought we'd go anyway.

We had a great afternoon and apart from the sand being too hot for Frankie's delicate feet (lol) we didn't have any problems.  I'd thought being between Christmas and New Year there might not be many people at the beach but I was totally wrong!  Luckily where we came out from the dunes onto the beach was between 2 groups of people and cars and the kids didn't put a foot wrong.  Beryl really enjoyed frolicking in the sea and Frankie came in enough to cool his feet off.  I couldn't take any photos of them in the sea as Beryl was splashing too much water around but I did get some good photos of her in the dunes on the way back to the car.

Frankie didn't stand still long enough to get a photo!
Oh yeah, this is my kinda place!
Where's Frankie?
At home
Tasting the wind
Feral Beryl
Desert Dog ... shame about the missing feet, duh!!
We're all looking forward to our next trip to the beach but it might not be til the school holidays are over in early February.

It's New Years Day here in New Zealand and we'd like to wish everyone and their families a wonderful 2011.  2010 seemed to have been full of disasters and tragedies around the world and although I wasn't personally affected by any it really is about time we had plenty of good stuff happening.  Take care, Sue, Frankie and Beryl


houndstooth said...

Happy New Year to you, Beryl and Frankie! Those are some awesome shots of Beryl (and Frankie's bum)! What kind of camera do you use to get such great shots?

The beach looks pretty good right now after the third snowiest December in our history and a day of thunderstorms today!

Hiking Hounds said...

How fun, I miss the beach. The last picture of Beryl is beautiful. I agree, we need lots of good things to happen in 2011. Happy New Year!

Sue said...

Happy New Year to you.

Fabby the photos. I do so love Beryl's ears. She looks so Egyptian:)

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