Thursday, August 18, 2011

dog beach

toby got the ride of his life.
he got to go to the beach.
and he loved it. 
he was a little clingy, 
like the child who stands close and hangs on to your blouse.
not sure if socializing with strangers is all that much fun.
even if they are about the same size and shape.
but he was a good sport. 
even drank the salt water.
i thought for sure he would barf,
but...he did not.
so glad for that.

there he is, drinking salt water.
dane thought it was funny.

lots of shapes and sizes.
we especially loved the great dane.
hes the black and white one.

yes, he was clingy.
mommas boy for sure.

but this little girl was his favorite (4 legged animal) i think.
im his favorite favorite.
when you think about it...
its so nice to be someone's favorite.

and of course, the seaweed which doubled as a toilet.
then to add to the fun... he pooped close to the water
and the tide washed it away before i could grab a bag.
poor surfers.
swimming with dog poop.
i guess theres a reason why this area is heavily polluted.
and yes, i let my son swim in the water.

and it was cold.
very cold.
this looks like winter to me.
but it is august.
did i say august?
yes, i said august.

but some children i know thought the weather was just fine.
made me cold to look at them.
but i guess you cant really pass up an
opportunity to swim with dogs.
poop and all.

but thank you, old man for putting up with me and my dog.
and for scheduling an appointment with the navy vet.
even though they call 10 minutes before our appointment and cancel.
turned out to be a good day anyway.
even if it felt like january.


Joan said...

Your beach shots do look like winter and are lovely. I couldn't get over the people in jeans and sweaters. My car said 111 when I got in it after school; "cooled" off to 104 by the time we got home.

Tera said...

Our dog always drinks our chlorine water from the jacuzzi...and I keep thinking one day he is going to get sick from it, but he never does. Looks likes fun.