Megan and Max were home for a visit, so we decided to go to the beach and take a few pictures.Â Megan is like the cobblers children who had no shoes.Â I rarely take pictures of her.Â So off we went to the beach – on the hottest, most humid day we have had this summer.Â The air was thick and it was really hazy – but at least the wind wasn’t blowing a gale.
First, Megan took Max for a walk to try to get rid of some excess energy.Â Max loves the beach and went straight for the water.Â You can tell in the picture how hard he is pulling Megan.Â Max is supposed to be a full blooded Boston Terrier, but I have my doubts about his lineage.Â Megan thinks he’s perfect -Â even though he has been to obedience school not 1, not 2, but 3 times and still does exactly what he pleases.
After a walk, we settled down to make some portraits.Â Max was much more interested in the children playing down the beach than my camera.Â He is quite nosey.Â But we did get him to look at the camera a few times.Â Megan even thinks he’s smiling in some of the pictures.Â Hmmm, I have my doubts about my daughter.
When Megan went to the car to change clothes, Max stayed on the beach with me.Â But he sat, staring at the path, waiting for Megan to get back.Â He does love his mother!Â But why wouldn’t he?Â She adores him and takes very good care of him.Â She calls Max her “little buddy” and swears he’s her best friend.
It didn’t take too long for Max to get tired of posing.Â So he decided to rest for a bit.
Before long, he was up and running again.Â That little man has more energy than 10 dogs should have!Â He was completely covered in sand when we headed to the car.Â Thankfully, Rusty had given Megan a beach towell to wipe him off.Â As soon as we got home, Rusty gave Max a bath so our furniture would be safe.Â I think Max must have used up his store of energy.Â He’s still in bed with Megan – sound asleep.Â And I have learned a very valuable lesson – let sleeping dogs lie!