Monday, December 17, 2012

Beach Day!

     Hi, everyone! Mom is feeling a lot better (besides couching like a chain-smoker), thanks for all your get well wishes!

     Yesterday the peeps and I went to the beach! Yup, the beach, in mid December! It was a beautiful, balmy, 75 degree day just perfect for a beach outing. The lighting was soft and lovely, but the camera shutter speed/ISO were too low so lots of the pictures came out blurry (Dachshund Mommy: that's what I get for using the automatic settings instead of my usual manual.). But we got a few good ones!

     Mom and I also worked on my training; recall, sit, down, stay, sit/stay, down/stay, spin, and keeping close to Mom's side (basically heeling, but on the right instead of the left). I got to be off leash for the first time as a person passed us, and I completely ignored him and stayed focus on Mom. Dachshund Mommy: I was so incredibly happy and proud of my beautiful girl! She continues to get better and better with her training, and her focus and attention on me grows every day. Her recall was absolutely flawless, just perfect. She returns voluntarily often too, and comes flying back as soon as the words "Nola, come!" leave my lips. I adore this dog.

Smart, funny, gawjuss, photogenic....What's not to love?

Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

This. This is why people live in Florida

Hello. I'm cute!

Dachshund Mommy: I love the depth of this photo made by Nola's paw prints


Dachshund booty




Staying close, instep with each other. 



  1. Hey Nola!
    Wow, it's waaaay to cold here for me to get any beach time, so I'm super glad to see your beach adventure! I bet the sand felt great. You're definitely a smart and gorgeous girls. Love the ear-flapping action in your come pix! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  2. the only beach day we have at our house, is in the bathtub...those pictures were grand, the footprints in the sand were the ones we loved the most. Nola you are very very smart being able to do all those command, did you know I can
    stella rose

  3. wow - what fun!!!! we bet you get lots of looks for being so cute

  4. Nola,

    Wish we could run the beaches of Florida with you,
    feel the warm sand between my paws.We can tell you are so happy
    and a sweet baby for your mommy.


  5. What a fun day at the beach you had with your mom.


  6. BEAUTIFUL pics! What an awesome place to go....

  7. Mom calls me STUBBORN and now wants to send me to your house fur a while.

    The pictures (and you, Nola) are amazing!

  8. Oooohhhhh, I want to go visit the beach! Those pictures are beautiful!


  9. HI Nola
    What a great time you had at the beach and your very clever too know all those different tricks. The photo's are great.
    From Milo & Jet

  10. There is something wrong with your beach - it isn't covered in cr*p like ours :(
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  11. Woof! Woof! Sand is like SNOW. You sure had lots of FUN. Glad to hear your mom is feeling better. Golden Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. Lots of Golden woofs, Sugar

  12. Ahhh Nola. The lighting, and the SUBJECT are beautiful!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  13. Glad she is feeling better. Sounds like a perfect day to go to the beach.

  14. I love the way that first photo shows your gorgeous, chunky paws. More Nola paw pictures, please! So glad Dachshund Mommy is feeling better.

  15. Nola, you are so good. We would have been zooming, digging....and probably annoying other peeps.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  16. Whoop Whoop, congrats on kicking that training tush Nola!! :-D Go show them what a little pup can do! I can't believe that you can hang out on the beach...I'd be blown away if I ventured near the water! ;-)

  17. Those are great photos! And we are very jealous, mom loves the beach. I have never been but it looks great!

  18. How do I love the beach - Winter in Florida looks pretty nice. Looks like you had a great time.
    cheers - CB and Kona

  19. Your a much better doggie than I, Nola...terriable recall..


  20. We sure are glad you took care of your mom. How else would you get to the beach
    Benny & Lily

  21. What a good girl Nola. I think getting Chester and Gretel to ignore a person on or off leash is hopeless. Maybe it would make a difference if we went and practiced on a beach too :)

  22. You got some gorgeous shots. That second picture looks like heaven on earth. I'm so happy that Nola is doing well with her training. As a family of untrained hounds, I know that that is a testament to you as much as Nola.

  23. What a very good pup you are, Nola! You sure do deserve a good run on that beautiful beach!

  24. Hey Nola,
    Can Amber DeWeenie and I get a group rate at your house? She lives up the road from us here and we could carpool together. Then your Mom can train the both of us at the same time.

    So happy to hear your training is going sooooo well! Pawsome pictures today :)

    Love ya Girlfurend,
    Lily Belle

  25. It was freezing cold and we were stuck inside while danced on the beach! Sometimes life seems so unfair!

    We are proud of your training progress, Nola and Nola Mom. It is hard work but so worth it when it all comes together.

  26. wow you are so lucky, if we were to go on the beach we would need long johns and a million layers!

  27. Love the pictures! Nola is such a sweetie!

    Wuff, Rocky

  28. How wonderful to have beach time in mid December!

  29. Gorgeous. :) Perhaps you can give Flo some tips on coming back when she's called...

  30. Beautiful pictures! All of them are great, but we loved the one where Nola is running and her ears are in the air.

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