Posted by: Kate | February 17, 2012

Feature Photo: Beach Bath

Chika hates baths taken from the hose or tub, but loves to swim, so we use the salty ocean water as his bathing tub. He plunges in after the sticks and the water sluices over his back, washing away the dry skin underneath. He dries quickly by running along the beach, and looks at us with such satisfaction after a good beach romp. This was a sunny day in January (see the low snow on the coastal mountains across the water).


  1. What a fickle dog! Then again, I like the water of lakes and oceans more than standing in a shower. The pup has my heart!

  2. oh chika…
    well at least he likes to take *some* form of bath! and this way you don’t have to do any of the work!

  3. Now that’s the best way to take a bath that I’ve ever heard of! Chika looks like he’s loving every minute of it :) Isn’t the water cold this time of year? Nice to see the sun again! It’s been gloomy, overcast here for days & days ….

  4. It was 70 degrees here yesterday. And while wonderful, it doesn’t seem right. Rocky and I were talking and hope that none of the animals get confused and the younguns get caught in a cold snap.

  5. Oh my! This is such a beautiful photo. Lucky Chika, having such amazing surroundings as he swims. Oscar loves to swim tto, only his regular surroundings aren’t quite so lovely ;-) have a good week. Ros and Oscar

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