My (Texas) son is home.
It’s so NICE to have him here.
We have beautiful, warm, beach weather … in the 80’s, for his visit.
He and Fred immediately re-bonded.
Fred grew five feet (??) over the weekend.
He is currently super tall … definitely taller than a retriever, and very skinny.
Fred was not happy to get a bath this weekend.
My son took a couple iPhone photos of the process:
Fred The Newf thinks being dirty is a better option!
Newfies have such expressive faces.
You can’t help but feel guilt when they let you know how terrible you’re treating them:
Save me from the torture of a bath!
After his bath, however, Fred got to join us on a trip to the beach.
I might just take a tiny nap in the golden glow of the sunset …
I know … sand, dirt, etc!
There is no keeping a Newf clean.
You just bathe them periodically and know they will only be clean for a minute or two before they’re dirty again.
While we enjoyed a nice bottle of wine (with crackers and cheese) as the sun set,
Fred played with sticks, met lots of people, and might have received a few slivers of cheese himself.
Several people commented that Fred “looks like a giant teddy bear.”
Oh, and that sunset?
It was pretty spectacular!
I had the opportunity to test out my new lens.
Sunset behind Catalina Island: Click on photo to purchase, or to view larger, in 24atHeart gallery.
Overall, it was a really nice (and very relaxing) weekend.
It’s exactly what I needed after last week’s over-booked craziness!