Well, we did. Just one to be precise, but boy did she make up for it. Oh, my dog!
Jeroen had the balls, Nicky carried the stick.
And Luna couldn’t wait. Are we going now?
Yes, that’s my poop bag! Can we go now?
Neither could I wait with my camera in hand. We went to the Erkermederstrand, next to the Vakantjie Park. Try to repeat that three times? It is a sidearm of the Ijsselmeer and there is dog beach Luna knows oh so well.
Did I mention it was the last school holiday weekend on a sunny day along the water? Crampers camp next to each other, a sight to see. Not everyone is as spoiled as I am. I guess it’s better than nothing.
Fietzies we’re out in force in Dutch style, it is actually really nice to see. Just some cyclers are more observant or less arrogant to pay attention to their surroundings. It is a pretty area though, drifting away is excuse-able .
We ordered sunshine from the weather girls for today, I still got the touch. Two nights out in old town had taken its toll down. Luna was still confused about the comings and goings, as was I.
She had a couple of sniff attempts on me whilst sitting behind me in the car. Nope, still couldn’t work it out. She is a healthy mix of ‘Podenco’ and Sheppard. A herder and jumper, curious about everything.
Luna was rescued by a Dutch animaltarien organization from Portugal at 5 months of age.
Her defense behavior is obedient but very observant.
This explains her way of trusting her instincts and don’t trust anyone you don’t know. ‘This is how it is in my home’.
I respect and appreciate that.
She has her own personality and just doesn’t like unknown people entering her home.
This clever girl avoids people as much as she can.
She knows her family and that’s all that matters.
It was somewhat frustrating for me, I admit, but that’s okay. She missed out on some serious cuddlxs though.
Turns out she even doesn’t trust other dogs that crossed her path. Sharing isn’t caring in her mind.
Plenty of other dogs came to greet and meet us. I was finally able to play with puppies. Maybe it isn’t the ‘Dutch Dog Thingy’ after all.
It was a shame in a way that I brought my camera.
I would have enjoyed a play in the water with Luna and the other dogs. The things I miss out on for you.
Like any puppy, she likes chasing balls, sticks, mud and water, and anything else that may have moved.
I haven’t seen so much excitement and anticipation in anyone’s eyes for a while.
‘You know what to do.’ ‘Throw that damn stick!’
I asked Nicky to tease her a bit so that I could capture the moment.
And when the stick finally swung out of her hands, all water broke loose.
Nothing was gonna stop her now.
Lunar turned into a Werewolf.
We saw a few different animals that day.
There is a bear chasing salmon.
And we found ourselves skippy, greetings back to the land of Oz.
A seal being silly.
A diving black bear dropped in just as well.
I don’t know what magic potion was in the water that transformed her to the water beast.
With or without the stick.
Luna was well in her element and just couldn’t get enough.
Her jumping skills are extreme. She could jump over Jereon I believe.
I am really happy with these shots.
On a single-shoot mode on the camera, I caught some beauties.
Imagine how many photos I would have taken on burst-shoot mode?
It was a fabulous way to spend the Sunday afternoon and a perfect end to my visit in Zwolle.
Just what the doctor ordered. Mondays are dreaded by everyone and I be on the sheep train back to Hamburg.
Hope you enjoyed the photos of a lunatic, it was so much fun. I did. Give Luna a bighug, Nicky.
I really like this Dutch invention for dog walking. The poop scoop. Who let the poo-ch out?