The heatwave is well behind us now and we’re in the grip of a “coolwave”; it feels like we’re well into Autumn and yet it’s only part of the way through August! This may not be a popular view but I actually prefer this weather to the unrelenting, energy-sapping heat we’ve had this summer, and Beanie & Biggles seem to feel the same way. They’ve been much perkier (and peskier) on walks, and when I took them for a run on the beach this morning the chilling wind ensured we pretty much had the whole thing to ourselves.


Trips to the enclosure have seen a vigorous return of the “hunt the Beanie” game, where Biggles tries, and usually fails, to chase down his sneaky sister.


Of course the jungle-like foliage doesn’t help


Yep, she’s doubled-back and lost him again!

Now it’s cooler the Beanster’s been putting more energy into keeping the local squirrel population in check.


Got him!


A harsh interrogation ensues…


…And Mr Squirrel agrees to show Beanie where he’s begun hoarding his supply of nuts. Go get ’em beanie!


Mr Fox got a good “doing” as well. He needed some stitching therapy after this encounter!

The cool weather has also prompted us to get our agility gear out for the first time this year. With such a long break since our last session we figured Beanie & Biggles might have forgotten how it all works, but we needn’t have worried. Even as Susan dragged the collapsed tunnel down to the flatter part of our garden, an eager little Beagle somehow made her way inside it. Jumps were likewise no problem for our team of flying Beagles!







3 Replies to “Coolwave”

  1. Susan in Delaware

    Beautiful photos, and fabulous captions — as always! We’ve enjoyed about a week of slightly cooler weather on the East Coast of the US, but it’s back to being hot and humid again. Good news is that it won’t last long, fall is almost here! The hounds are definitely happier in cooler weather.

  2. Julie, JB & Cassie's Mum

    I agree, more beautiful photographs! Our beags love cold crisp weather the best – a sunny frosty morning or even better – snow!

  3. Paul Post author

    Thanks Susan & Julie!

    We got warm “blip” right after that post, but now it’s cool again and I prefer it that way!

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