Sunday, July 14, 2013

A Lindylicious Dog-Meet-Dog Day

MY FRIEND Kay, and popular blogger at An Unfittie's Guide To Adventurous Travel, visited the West Coast from Alberta recently. She was with her husband and their much-loved pet Lindy who was setting paws on BC soil for the first time during this trip.

The weather was sunny and there were lots of bright spots and noontime shadows flitting about the patio of a restaurant in Ocean Park, Surrey, where we had lunch.

Kay wisely brought her large brimmed Penelopesque hat that deserved a seat of its own.

While Kay had a hat, Lindy escaped the heat by settling under a chair from where she received a yummy snack or two from empathetic patrons.

There were also friendly dogs to greet at the outdoor cafe.

Although this big fellow had a nice scent, Lindy eventually moved on to visit her adopted doggy cousin in the neighborhood that she had yet to meet.

Here is Lindy wagging her tail and giving her cousin a really good sniff. I was glad to have captured this historic pet version of "Stanley meets Livingstone" and their "getting-to-know-you" rituals with my camera.

They were a bit shy at first and did not look each other in the eye. Nonetheless, Lindy's cousin's glance seemed to say, "Nice to see you and glad you brought my aunt and uncle along for the ride."

It was easy to tell this was a special meeting not just for these mellow creatures but for the people who care for them as well.

When pets become part of a family their presence can be inspiring. The late Gilda Radner once said, "I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."

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  1. Great quote and very appropriate for this post. Lindy is sweet and friendly, a very good role model indeed.

  2. Lindy is so charming. Dogs are the most loyal friends. There’s so much we can learn from dogs. It’s been terribly hot here in Japan and I haven’t seen people who walk dogs in the daytime as the pavement is too hot. Enjoy dog days of summer!

  3. A fun, sweet post and a great quote indeed!! And it is fun to see Lindy!! Hope you have a great week!

  4. What an adventure for Lindy. Looks like everyone had a great day.

  5. What a fun post. Great seeing the happy dogs meeting each other.

  6. And we were in Alberta last week!!
    A great post!

  7. Thank you for this funny post. Animals are so wonderful and amazingly good company.
    So you are a friend of a friend!!;)
    Yes it was great to see Kay and Dick. And last ear November I met her again at Schiphol, the airport of Amsterdam.
    Have a nice sunny week like we have now, at last.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  8. Sounds like a wonderful if slightly humid WR day...

    Beautiful dogs, and good food, great friends...


  9. Talk about beautiful pups! They bring out the best in everybody.

  10. Oh, this is wonderful. I love it. Sorry I didn't get to it earlier but I came home with a cold. Glad I didn't have it when I was at the coast, because of the family get-together: Rick still shouldn't be near sick people even though VGH has handed him his walking papers.
    Thanks for this delightful post. I must show Dick.
    Love, K

  11. Dogs are special creatures and what fun for Lindy


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