Saturday, June 13, 2009

Sunset at the beach

To the delight of fellow beach goers at sunset today, my dog Max exhibited his most excellent boogie boarding skills. Max came to our rescue group very overweight. His owners were elderly and surrendered him due to illness. His previous life was pretty sedentary, no walks and lots of food. He must have thought he arrived in hell when he came to my house. I put him on a diet and we took daily walks. Max does not enjoy these walks. When it got warmer, I started taking him to the beach and letting him swim in. He does not enjoy swimming. Max does not enjoy any form of exercise. When I first put him on the boogie board, he didn't really like it until he realized he could ride the waves in and not have to swim in. He now loves the boogie board. To say that Max was the most photographed dog/person at the beach today would be an understatement. There were so many people taking his picture today, you would have thought it was Paris Hilton out there boogie boarding and not a fat, overweight dachshund.

I took a few videos today but most were grainy. This is the best one. For your viewing pleasure:

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13 comments:

  1. that is too cute. Yea for you making him exercise AND look cute for people to take his photos!

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  2. that is hilarious! Too cute! Well I hope he starts to enjoy some exercise so he will live longer and in the end...be happier!

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  3. you are an awesome mom. Max is a lucky dog.

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  4. That is just to cute, lucky Max to be with your family!

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  5. That is so funny. way to go MAX!

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  6. Hurray for Max! And what a wonderful thing you do fro him and, I'm sure, many others!

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  7. That's really cute! I think he stayed on longer than I could!

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  8. chen, i forgot to ask...Do you have a dog rescue group? for all kinds of dogs or just daschunds? Just curious. I love adopting dogs from rescues, we've adopted 2 so far, but we lost one 2 years ago. When we're back in VA someday maybe we could add another family member.... ;)

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  9. Oh Max - he is too cute!!!! I can't believe he stayed on that long!!!

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  10. From Mason: "Oh Max!! But where's Rocky!!!"

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  11. That is so so cute. Incredible. We got our dog a doggie life vest to wear in the little lake when we vaction next month.

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  12. did I see a clip of your dog on NBC News last night??! They were showing a dog that looked like yours on a boogie board...

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