Saturday, June 27, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
More than 60 dogs spent the weekend catching waves, rather than fetching sticks, at an annual US surfing dog competition.
The dogs competed in three different cat-egories for those under 40 pounds in weight, over 40 pounds, and teams, where humans joined the dogs on the boards.Some looked more comfortable than others perched on the surfboards, and while a few wore lifejackets, others were more than happy in just sunglasses.
Thousands of spectators turned up to watch the dogs - and no-one laughed at their doggy-paddling when they fell from their boards.
The event, Loews Coronado Bay Surf Contest, at California's Imperial Beach raised over $15,000 for charity. Kalani, a golden retriever, took first place in the large-dog category while Buddy, a Jack Russell terrier, won first place in the small-dog competition.