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Daisy and I went to check out out “local” dog beach. I put that in quotes cause it is just over an hour to get there. We have so many beaches close to us but none will allow dogs.

It is actually a really nice beach.  Not actually on the beach, but on the inter-coastal waterway. Since it was so far, I wanted to make a day of it-which meant packing a lunch for Daisy and myself, a sun shade (I burn even with sunscreen), and some beach towels.  Well, it turns out you have to walk a ways from the parking lot, through the dunes, and over a boardwalk to get to the beach. Daisy and I just went walking when we first got there. Then I decided to go tot he closest beach access.  Well, someone wasn’t following the leash rule and about the time we go their the dog attacked a very young puppy (like 8 weeks). We high tailed it to a different section. I don’t want any trouble.

We were both really hot by the time we made it to the beach. I set up the sun shade and forced Daisy into the water to cool off. Daisy isn’t scared of water, but she prefers to not come in contact with it. You can see it in the video-wagging tail but definite refusal.


We laid around a few hours, watched the boats, and she took a nice nap or two.  We also ate lunch.   I set up half the sun shade (which is half of a two man tent) for her, but she mostly wanted to take her half in the middle.  And, she kept wanting to put her butt where I wanted to put my head! Silly girl.

I will be going back again. I want to take Bella. She loves the water and the beach is really quiet.  I might try for one evening so we can just go, walk around, then come home. I don’t think she would agree with the use of an umbrella or a sunshade. They make noise in the wind.

Yum! Frozen kongs on the beach.



Napping next to me


I want my half in the back!

8 responses »

  1. Looks like you both had a very nice day. I like the half tent idea. Yep – she wanted no part of the water but sleeping was OK :). Cool beans. Looking forward to hearing about Bella’s experience. Hope the puppy was OK :(.

  2. People like that spoil so much for the rest of us … sigh. Poor pup, hope the incident has not been imprinted in his mind, and hi sparents give him some good dog meet experiences to recover.

    We love the beach as well, but don’t visit that much exactly beacuse of the above. Kenzo loves the water though, and “surfing” on the waves. Viva is more like Bella, having her toes wet is the limit 🙂

  3. Water outings are great! I just luv a good walk and then a swim. Daisy you should at least get your feet wet to help keep you cool. Silly gal 😉

    Waggin at ya,

  4. I so wish we had a dog beach near here! I would love to take the girls to one! Yours looks lovely, even if you do have to drive almost an hour to get there!

  5. It looks like you had a fabulous day (aside from the non-rule-follower… sigh). The beach seems nice and quiet, which is perfect for frozen Kongs and napping!

  6. Let me know when you come back again!! I’d love to meet you there – I think Daisy and Bella would get along great with my Nisa! 🙂

  7. Looks like an absolute perfect day. I love to freeze some of the chew toys…pups love them. : ) The photos are priceless. : )


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