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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Going to the beach

Grumpy and I have been trying to go to the beach for several months now. I was close to being comical, every time we planed for it something came up; weather, work or just exhaustion. Today we finally manages to do so. I got home around 4:30 and by 5pm we were ready to go.

Mac knows that once the prone colar is on her she gets to go out with us so she was waiting patiently in front of the door while we got ready. We took the expedition (honestly there is no way Mac could fit into the escort or tracker) and generally they both ride in the back. It didn't take long for them to climb over the 2nd row seats to get a better view out of the windows and still be comfortable. When we pulled up to the beach we saw a huge otter running across the lawn. Look closely to the right of the tree in the middle.

Here is a close up on the otter. I didn't realize that they live in Saltwater. Somehow I always assumed the are more in freshwater lakes and rivers.

Now can you tell that Mac does not like the water? We were hoping that she'd be over it by now but she fought so hard to get away that we took turns on who was holding Mac and who went in the water with Sassy.

I think this picture says it all.Here are Dave and Sassy enjoying the nice warm water. Sassy did great until one of the wave smacked her in the head after that she had enough.

Poor Mac she was so exhausted from fighting us on her leash she just laid down flat when we got to the picnic / grassy area of the beach.
All three were watching this Sailboat out on the bay, I had brought my book (actually I always have a book in my purse) and was trying to read.

I wrote trying to read as Sassy decided to mimic the cats and did her best to disturb me. But how could I not give into this cute little pest.
She loves having her belly rubbed.
Finally a good picture of Sassy. Since she is black it is really hard to get a good picture of her.

We only stayed for a little bit and got home around 8pm but it was nice that we finally got to do it. We are debating if we should leave Mac at home next time but I don't think thats fair. Maybe she'll get over her fear of water some day.










4 comments:

jin said...

Looks like you all had a GREAT time!!!

Excellent photos, too!!!

I feel guilty now...Brioche hasn't been to the beach since before your visit here! It's been too busy.

Katy said...

Don't feel bad this was our first time to the beach this year and the summer is almost over. It suck being a grown up and having to do grown up stuff vs fun stuff.

Jewels said...

Awwwwwww!!! Look at your widdwe babies!!!! I love big dogs. Give me a big dog over a 'puntable' any time!!!

Katy said...

Yeah I would trade them for 10 little dogs. I hope we can repeat it next week I like hanging on the beach with them.