Monday, May 10, 2010

First Beach day of the Year!

It is clear to me that Holly pays closer attention to the weather forecasts than I do. She was the one who knew to dress in light layers and to bring the dog to the beach this past weekend. What a great day it turned out to be. First off, we barely arrived when this massive hovercraft came racing by. In some ways it was good that we didn't arrive until we did, as the resulting wake surely would have drenched little Louise.

Not that she would have minded much. We barely got paws on the sand when she set off running, chasing waves, barking at boats, that sort of thing. In short, it was just what the doctor ordered for a pug who was getting a little bored with her usual walks.

We weren't there very long before we met up with another dog owner and his three year old dog named Jack. Jack is ball obsessed, which is to say he will fetch much longer than the average arm can throw a ball. Luckily, we do not have a ball obsessed dog, as she rarely fetches or even chases much of anything.

Still, the two dogs had fun running along the beach, Jack chasing a ball and Louise chasing Jack. The best part about this kind of arrangement is that Louise is generally exhausted after a brief period of time. Not that we were in a big rush to leave on such a nice day though.

So in the end we stayed a while, took photos, soaked up some sun (this last item is much needed on my part. I don't think I could be any paler than I am currently.) Overall it was a fantastic day at the beach and it seems a lot of other people had the same idea - the place was pretty busy.

After the time at the beach we returned home for a quick lunch, and then set out to go to Rona to pick up some flowers for the patio. The best part was that we took the carrier and Louise was able to come along for the ride. We hit a few different places including a quick stop at both Pet Smart and Tisol, where Louise got a bunch of compliments on how unique her facial colouring was as well as how trim she was, especially for her age. All things that a little dog likes to hear.

So all in all, Wheezie had a pretty good day at the beach. Another way we gauge these things is by how much she sleeps the next day. From what Holly says, she was pretty wiped out for most of today, which means that a lot of fun was had by this little dog.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Oh that makes me so homesick for the beach at Edmonds, WA. I can see that Louise had a great time.