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Friday, July 17, 2009

Dog Beach Friday

Thanks for the compliments on the pics I posted earlier today (below); I feel ginormous. And yes, I'm ready, but at the same time, I'm practical and I know that while it could be "any time now," it could also be 5 weeks from now. We'll see when she's ready!

Anyhoo...this afternoon when Jerry got home from work, we packed up some beach stuff and took Scooter to Hollywood! Hollywood, FL that is. They have a "dog beach" there, where on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, you pay $5 for access to a section of beach that allows dogs to roam off leash. We had a blast and Scooter loved it. And, of course, I took about 3 dozen pics. Here's a sampling:

Scooter, ears flapping in the ocean breeze: He looks like he's smiling, doesn't he?
Jerry and Scooter running: It's like my own version of "Baywatch"!
Jerry and Scooter playing in the waves: Waves kinda freak Scooter out, and each time he'd muster up the courage to go out and swim, he'd get a wave big enough to splash over him and then he'd be done with that for a bit.
Scooter and I:
Scooter looking contemplative off into the distance. There's just something about the sea that brings out the thinker in a dog :) Note the slobber encrusted with sand. Yummy.
After we beached it up for awhile, we went to a restaurant where we could sit on the patio with Scooter and we enjoyed a nice, relaxing dinner. It was really a great Friday evening -- the perfect way to kick off the weekend!

17 comments:

Marlene said...

Definitely looks like a good way to start the weekend!

teacherwoman said...

Love the last pic of Scooter! Too cute! Sounds like fun and yes, a great way to start off the weekend!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Great photos! Looks like fun!!

Oz Runner said...

man i wish i lived near the beach....

X-Country2 said...

You are going to be the cutest little family with your little dog and awesome FL life. :o)

HEATHER said...

Scooter has the life! he looks so happy!!! Looks like you guys had fun :)

Mrs. K said...

I think you're allowed to bring dogs to any beach but really early in the morning no? I thought so because I've seen pawprints

D10 said...

The last picture of Scooter kills me!!! He has such a personality.

d.a.r. said...

That sounds like a perfect Friday night to me!! (And Scooter, clearly!)

Running 365 said...

You are so incredibly cute pregnant! I applaud your patience with the "could be now or could be 5 weeks approach." I don't think I would be that patient. (And I know my friend who is almost exactly as far along as you, who is considering castor oil and horse-back riding is definitely not that patient, lol.)

Alison said...

Haha...yes...the sleeping thing is my ONLY saving grace here. I was a huge insomniac before getting pregnant, and I've been sleeping like a champ ever since!

I wonder which one of us is going to have our babies first? I think I'm due one day before you are.

kelsalynn said...

I wish AZ had dog beaches.

In fact, I wish we had a beach period.

Looks like a fun day! And your pictures from earlier in the day look great!

Agate Lake Girl said...

You and Scooter are both looking good!
P.S. I'm excited for Norah to get here!

Crystal said...

Scooter looks like he's in heaven out there in the sand, sun and waves!

Firefly's Running said...

I love taking Sadie to dog beach. I did not know that they had them in Hollywood (which I have been there many years ago and loved it!)

sRod said...

Looks like a great beach day! Oh to be a dog and have no worries.

aron said...

love taking my dogs to the beach!! scooter looks like he had a great time :)