Life's a Beach

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!

Um, mom, you ok in there?

That was what Bella was asking this afternoon. For whatever reason my body decided to catch up on a months worth of sleep in one day. I fell asleep for 4 hours!  Bella came in to check on me and it woke me up.  How sweet!

I think tomorrow I’m going to buy Daisy a flexi leash.  Yes, she will be one of the horrible dogs people hate that run up and greet them or sniff them and runs up trying to greet their dogs whether their dogs like it or not. I will try and control that but maybe being far away from me will make her want to poop on a leash?  I don’t think its the proximity to me since she’ll poop off leash right next to me but I’m frustrated and tired!

Since Daisy doesn’t poop on lead and I don’t have a yard, we head to the dog park 7 days a week. I put her in doggie daycare a time or two a week and I think she poops there which does help things but Bella doesn’t poop there so she still needs to be walked when we get home.  She also doesn’t poop if their are squirrels to bay at, which of course they are everywhere! So our regular dog park had squirrels in 2 of the sections and an aggressive dog in the thurd. plus, Bella was freaking out over the thunder.  So, I loaded them up and took to them to a different dog park.

I did laugh when I watched the puggle go roll around in the mud near the watering stand at the dog park.  Then, once good and wet and dirty it went and rolled in the sand.  That was great!  LOL

Tomorrow morning Bella and I are going to the dog beach.  Daisy doesn’t like it, so she gets to stay home!

Hello to all my Saturday blog hoppers!

I have some great blogs I read, but for some reason I can not post to blogger/blogspot blogs. I tell it to put the comment with my wordpress account, enter the name.  So either my comments aren’t being approved, or I am not doing something right, or maybe it’s my computer.

A few of my favorite blogs:

Greyt Days
Hound Girl
The Teacher’s Pets