Surfy Whippet

Olive the whippet is back from her first ever trip to the beach. She is too young and too irresponsible to have her own iPhone, so in lieu of selfies, I have recorded her week's holiday at the beach, here, in pics ...

Nervous anticipation as Olive travels from home atop her beanbag chariot.

Nervous anticipation as Olive travels from home atop her beanbag chariot.

First sea breeze. First time balancing on a sea wall. First beachy photo. 

First sea breeze. First time balancing on a sea wall. First beachy photo. 

Looking like a drowned rat after our first dip. It was meant to be a paddle but the water at the beach doesn't stay puddley-shallow all the way out. Who knew?

Looking like a drowned rat after our first dip. It was meant to be a paddle but the water at the beach doesn't stay puddley-shallow all the way out. Who knew?

Meeting Sunshine, a groodle (golden retriever poodle) with as little brain and as much heart and exuberance as  a whippet.

Meeting Sunshine, a groodle (golden retriever poodle) with as little brain and as much heart and exuberance as  a whippet.

Sunshine

Sunshine

Braving the surf beach ...

Braving the surf beach ...

Exhausted at the end of a day of adventure.

Exhausted at the end of a day of adventure.

Boardwalk fashion (not to be confused with catwalk fashion).

Boardwalk fashion (not to be confused with catwalk fashion).

Sporting the surfy dog look ...

Sporting the surfy dog look ...

And the windswept look ...

And the windswept look ...

Cuddling up with a friend found in our holiday house.

Cuddling up with a friend found in our holiday house.

New friend Bean (as in full of beans), a five-month-old kelpie-poodle (A koodle ... a keddle ... a poopie? Who knows?). She was clean and shiny before Olive took her for a rumble in the sand.

New friend Bean (as in full of beans), a five-month-old kelpie-poodle (A koodle ... a keddle ... a poopie? Who knows?). She was clean and shiny before Olive took her for a rumble in the sand.

Teaching Bean to sit and wait politely for a treat from Kate's pocket. 

Teaching Bean to sit and wait politely for a treat from Kate's pocket. 

Exhausted. Sleeping all the way home. 

Exhausted. Sleeping all the way home.