We escaped to Kaaawa again last night, and awoke early this morning to walk the beach as we did for most of the past 20 years. We count ourselves incredibly fortunate to have friends who put up with our overnight visits.
This morning wasn’t one of those mornings with dramatic colors at dawn, but Kaaawa is a special place nonetheless.
We were lucky enough to be greeted by quite a few of our canine friends, and I managed to get pictures of a few of them.
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Click on the photo below to follow along on our early morning walk. It turned out to be a beautiful day, and both dogs and people enjoyed themselves. I failed to get pictures of all the dogs. They were just too active and quite a few just refused to slow down for the camera.
With any luck, Hurricane Lester stayed well off shore and we made it out to Kaaawa late yesterday afternoon to visit friends, drop in on a party around the corner from our old house, and then spend the night. I expect that we’re having our early morning walk and checking the storm surf and any damage along the shore in Kaaawa.
In the meantime, here are a few more of our favorite pack of Kahala Morning Dogs. As you can see, I’ll have a lot of dogs to choose from for my 2017 Kahala Dogs calendar!
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It’s Saturday of the 4th of July weekend, and time to check out this morning’s dogs. Well, not all of them. Kona slipped by without getting his picture taken. And a person with a very large dog turned around when she saw our pack of small dogs heading toward her end of the beach.
But this pair is Spice, the poodle farther from the camera, and Buddy, standing up to beg for a treat.
The treats started as an exercise in positive reinforcement. Like many small dogs, Buddy thinks he’s a big dog, and is ready and all too willing to challenge any other dog walking down the beach, regardless of size.
His person decided to try positive reinforcement to train him not to bark and growl at big dogs. So when another dog is cited, she offers Buddy treats for staying quiet and not getting happy as the other dog passes. And, of course, Buddy has decided that there must be other ways to extort those little yummy things. And he’s gotten good at standing up on his hind legs and begging.
He’s gotten a lot better with the big dogs, too.
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This is the time of year when the sun comes up early and I’m able to get good pictures of the dogs that we walk with on the beach each morning.
So here’s another set of pictures of our regulars, along with one newcomer, Koko, a cute little Dachshund that lives down at the far end of the beach.
In any case, this is for you dog people out there!