We all know the standing joke about the wet dog who runs to the nearest dry human and shakes the water off his or her fur. On our last visit to Provincetown, I watched this group of very polite wet dogs.
A kind man waited patiently on the sand to throw and rethrow the balls the dogs love to fetch.
Perhaps that man had worked on some special beach training to direct wet dogs racing his way to the place where he wanted them to shake.
If it did, the training was a success because these dogs did their shaking far from him.
This one had a good shake before leaving the water.
This one shook as soon as his paws hit the sand.
The trio would line up politely and wait for the next batch of balls to be tossed.
This young pup was the strongest swimmer but the other two did get their share of the prizes.
Thanks for the fun I had watching you romp and swim. See you all next trip!
Words: Penny Cherubino
Photography: © 2015 Penny & Ed Cherubino