It was such a gorgeous day. I went with my camp buddies and came back so relaxed. I will be back down there for sure a lot this summer.
I used to take Desert Dawg to this very same beach when she was younger and she never played in the waves. Now, she's so blind, deaf, and frightened by even the smallest things that I don't dare take her too far from home. She's just too fragile at 17 years old. She runs around my apartment, but I think that's just because she knows where all the furniture is. (For that reason, I've been too afraid to re-arrange anything.) Poor little thing. I'm just trying to make her as comfortable as possible. Mike has taken over all her old toys; she's not interested in anything but her food and her favorite wool blanket. I love that little dog so much and it is so hard to see her fading. Almost 17 years is a long time for a dog to live, so I've been blessed.
Anyhoo, Mike came along at the right time. It is so different to have a big dog again. I grew up with big dogs. He's so strong and athletic and it is going to be fun to take him places.
Oh ok, and something I want to say: I've been seeing a LOT of messages on Instagram and Facebook for people trying to get rid of their pets. Most commonly is, "Please help us in re-homing (Flan) as the mother has decided she no longer wants animals in the house." My standard answer is always (and will always be "Re-home the mother.") Deciding to take a pet is a responsibility. You are teaching your children responsibility. You don't just teach them that it is ok to dump your responsibility when you no longer feel like taking care of it. Piss-poor parenting. Pet ownership should be (and is to me) a life-long commitment (for the full life of the pet). Now that the cooler/camping season is over, you will see a lot of pets being dumped. It was fun to have them outside and play with them (as puppies/kittens) and now that it is going to be hot and the animals are a little older, people are looking to get rid of them. THESE PEOPLE DISGUST ME. (End of sermon.)
Anyhoo, I had a great day with my big, hyper-puppy. Hope all y'alls had a nice weekend too. Wasn't the weather amazing?