We met 'Rio' on our Sunday beach walk. 'Rio', a 14 month-old Newfoundland loves the water ~ a perfect beach companion. His guardians adopted 'Rio' as a weeks-old puppy after the loss of their beloved Retriever they'd had for many years. 'Rio's' guardian tells me that 'Rio' dives to the bottom of their swimming pool to retrieve objects. Newfoundland's, 'Newfies' are known to be expert swimmers using their front paws not unlike humans do when 'pulling' water.
It will be fun to see 'Rio' on the beach again. I've made so many canine friends here . . .
Heading into the parking lot we were greeted by this alert face. This handsome guy was quite the 'ham'. As I was photographing him he seemed to pose this way and that, clearly enjoying the attention.
|heyyyy . . . don't . . . .|
|don't EVEN try and stick your head out here . . .|
|a bit of admonishment has his trailer companion snicker . . .|