One of Henri’s favorite things to do is wander on the beach. We live only three blocks away but I’m sure if he could speak, he’d tell you he doesn’t get to go enough. Also depending on whether there is anyone around, he may or may not get to go off his leash. In case you were wondering, for Henri, leash=major BUMMER. And for me too really. He is a terrible walker!
In the picture above though, he runs unencumbered through a leash-free sandy paradise- Ocean Beach’s dog beach. It was a beautiful day and for some reason unknown to me to this day because I am still not an intentionally very good photographer, all my pictures turned out stunningly great (if you don’t think the above is a lovely picture, just don’t tell me) and still they are some of my favorite pictures I have ever taken of Henri. This one just makes me smile because he seems so happy and free.
Today Liz made me go with her to see the tax man. He talks a LOT about un-tax-related things, and Liz says he likes having a captive audience. She figured I’d be her ticket outta there if things got real bad.
So, I had to sit in the office (on the floor, mind you) while he asked her boring questions and told stories about his dachsund, who, obviously, is not as cute as me.
BUT the reward for this was I got to go to the beach.
Yes, this makes me happy.
I haven’t been in a while, and usually we don’t even go to this one. Liz says she likes it more these days though. They seemed to have cleaned it up since she last lived here.
The tide was out so I could explore the rocks, and of course I had to pose there (literally, Liz made me).
How handsome, no?
Once that was over, I ran away.
As usual I was not so keen on the water, even though it wasn’t that cold today. If it’s hot I like it more, but I never go swimming. Just up to my chest, and I don’t like the waves, because I don’t like water on my head.
I decided to head back up to the rocks to check out the social scene. This young fellow was very friendly:
A little too much so, if you ask me.
So I decided to go for a walk, but not before saying hello to this dog:
Then I made a run for it.
Dang it! Liz made me pose again.
I am quite accommodating, but that’s because I thought she might have a cookie for me.
But she said she was all out! Next time, she needs to bring more than one!
So, it was back off down the beach with me:
The sun was just beginning to set. I couldn’t help but take a moment to myself to reflect on its beauty.
We started making our way back up the beach. Then I spotted this little lovely:
I do like pugs! This one was a cutie. It’s too bad you couldn’t see her face.
After a quick hello, Liz and I were off, back to the car for a drink and a rest!
And the best part is, we’ve been home ages and she hasn’t even made me have a bath yet!