Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lily's day!



What do you do on a warm, 60 degree, February afternoon when the sun is shining and there's not a cloud in the sky? Why go to the beach, of course! After all, that's where all the cool dogs are hanging out!



When we arrive Lily is so excited she can barely contain herself. LOL! She really loved the yellow lab, but not enough to follow him into the water. Unless it's an exceptionally warm day Lily will have nothing to do with going into the ocean. Maybe a dip of the toes but that's it.



Honestly, I'm not sure I'd be chasing a dog with those teeth!





I want to have this much fun with my friends!




I love this dog more than you could ever know. We adopted Lily as a puppy, in 2004, from a local rescue group after she had been shipped north from Virginia, a common practice in New England. A couple years ago I was so excited to finally have her breed tested with a blood sample using the Wisdom Panel *Professional test. Several weeks later my vet called and left a message saying I was never going to believe the results.

Lily's 2 main breeds are:
Rottweiler and American Eskimo

Her 2 secondary breeds are:
Afghan and German Shepard

I know, it's crazy! But as my vet said, it just goes to show, what you see on the outside of a mixed breed dog isn't necessarily what's on the inside. I can definitely see the American Eskimo in her personality (the girl can dance! and she's a big time barker), and the Afghan in her coat. She's very protective and devoted to me but I think most of those breeds have the same traits. Many people think she's part Wheaten but that breed didn't show up in the testing. Either way, no matter what, I love her like one of my own kids.








After a LOT of running it was time to go back to the car, get a drink, and head home. What a day!



check out that kong flying through the air

In a couple weeks or so I'm going to working in one of the homes on this very beach. I cannot wait! The interior painting job is extensive so I'll be there a while. Glorious I tell you, glorious.

39 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed the photos! I can tell Lily had a wonderful time. She is a pretty dog.

Karin said...

Thanks for taking me along on a virtual walk along the ocean! It was exhilarating and so much fun to enjoy your dogs! Love your photos!

Rhonda said...

Hi Sharon,
Your Lily is adorable - these pictures of her are fun and fantastic. I enjoy your blog, your photos are absolutely gorgeous. You have such an eye! Thanks for letting us take a peek :)

Robin said...

Sharon, what a great romp that was for Lilly! She's very pretty. I would never have guessed her breeds. We have a pound rescue mixed breed. Don't know what for sure, but he is my soul mate.
It's just so unconditional. I don't know what I'm going to do without him! But I'm thinking too far ahead.
Wonderful photos by the way!

Sheilagh said...

I so enjoyed that walk along the beach, thank you. Lily is a beautiful dog, she certainly knows how to have fun:)

PinkCat said...

Lily is gorgeous - I bet she's great for cuddles.

I imagine you're definitely happy to see the snow melting away! x

Jayne said...

She has the most expressive face! You can see that she is such a happy, happy girl! What a lovely "job"... uh, if you need help, let us all know... we'll be right up!

Steve Borichevsky said...

What a fun posting. Now if you were to ask me what kind of dog she is, I'd never in a bazillion years come up with that combination!

Lavender Cottage said...

I would not have guessed Lily to have all those breeds in her genetics. She is a sweetie for sure and enjoyed the romp on the beach.
Thanks for sharing your day with us.

Donna said...

What a beautiful day. I love pictures that show the joy of dogs! Dogs are the best. Lily is lovely!

Judy said...

What a great day! Thanks for sharing all the photos! I wish I had a beach..., but this is the next best thing! I would have thought of the little fluffy dogs, to look at Lily, and certainly not rottie!!
When you are working in that house at the beach, remember to work, and not spend all your time playing at the beach!!

Snappy Di said...

So funny that there is rottweiler in her. She hides it well with all that blonde hair... LOL

Di

Pamela Gordon said...

What a lovely and fun time at the beach in mid-February! The pictures are beautiful with bit of snow beside the sand. And, of course, Lily is just an adorable mix of puppy love :-) Blessings, Pamela

Ginny said...

Well, you can certainly see that she was having a BLAST!! Hope we get to see pictures of the interior paint job, if permitted.

Country Girl said...

Your photos are so gorgeous, Sharon. So crisp and clear and beautiful. What a perfect day with those you love!

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Nancy Medina said...

Lily is a love! I'm so glad she got to go to the beach, what an absolutely beautiful day.
many hugs...

Phyllis said...

Few things make me smile more than seeing a happy dog running. It is sheer joy to them.

When I first moved to my current home with acres of open land, I loved watching Princess just run and run. It's sheer happiness!

Goodness, I would never have guessed those breeds in Lily!! Amazing.


I'm happy that she is loved so much...and I completely understand.

Kerri said...

A Wonderful Post Sharon! Lily is such a lover of life :)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

If I let my dog go on the beach he'd never come back! LOL!! He hates the water! He's supposed to be a water dog! He's a cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel & Poodle)!

Your dog looked like she had a blast! Nothing better than a happy puppy!

Have a great day!

Susan said...

I'm with Lily, Sharon. I don't like dipping into cold water,either. Loved your stunning photos, as always. Susan

Lynda said...

I'm just a little envious of your weather ... and the beach! Lily looks so sweet and like she's having a lot of fun. Have a wonderful week!

Carol Mattingly said...

You guys looked to be having a blast on the beach. Lucky you!!! What a gig to have for a bit. Enjoy it. Carol

Anna said...

Love, love, LOVE the view...the dogs, and the sun!
Everything about your pictures ;o)

Hugs Anna

Carolynn said...

What a fabulous day, although it looks like the weather was a bit brisk. Isn't it great to watch dogs having such a good time. No pretense, no holds barred. It was kind of strange to see the lovely beach with snow up on the banks. I love all your photos. So beautiful.

Mary said...

Oh Sharon, how beautiful that water looks with the light glinting off of it! She certainly looks like such a sweet dog -- she almost looks like she is smiling and happy to be having fun with her friends... :)

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Carole said...

First your photos are stunning!!! and that Lily sure knows how to have fun. I agree I need to fun with my friends like that!
I think mixed breeds are always my favorite and so good of you to get a rescue dog.

xx
Carole

Rosie said...

Lily is such a pretty dog. I would have guessed she was a Wheaten too. Looks like she had a lot of fun with the other dogs on the beach. What a great place to be able to walk and let your dogs run!

Char said...

she looks happy and smiling!

Georgianna said...

Wow, Sharon, what a wonderful day, for her and all of you. I'm kind of amazed to see snow on the beach, although I suppose I could see that phenomena here when it snows, if I drove a few miles.

I'm fascinated by this test you had done on her lineage. I wonder if that is available for cats? My sister got two "Siamese" kittens from the shelter and they are almost one now and no sign of Siamese anywhere. Although they looked it when they were small. We're certainly curious to know!

And your new project sounds exciting. It would be great to spend the days in one of those homes.

Have a wonderful week! xo – g

MaggieGem said...

Lily is fine looking dog... what a great day at the beach, so happy you took us along!

Pat said...

How odd to see snow on the beach!

I love to see the dogs running along on the sand. They look like they are having so much fun!

Great photos, as always!

Jay Albert said...

Bravo!

Chatelaine said...

Such joy on her face! So glad the weather was so nice and Lily could have an early season beach day!

Were you at Hampton or Rye? Lookng forward to warmer weather and beach days soon.

Rose West said...

Looks like a great place to be - even in the winter! Loved the photos of the seagulls...

Hula Girl at Heart said...

That Lily is too cute for color TV Claree!

spindrift,me said...

My daughter has convinced me that dogs smile. It's a little turning up at the far corners of their mouths that you don't see when they are just panting. The photo with the two dogs running toward you in front of the houses shows the smile on the 'toothy' dog very well! And Lily is smiling right behind him!

Great post. Super photographs. What a fun romp!

Gone Country said...

Stunning photos! I really enjoyed this post... I sat there smiling as I was reading it and like you said, I'd like to have that much fun with my friends!

Don't work too hard, but then again, work is a good thing!