LET'S GO TO THE BEACH
Labradors are well known for being utter water babies. I've been itching to take Elsie to the beach but have had to wait for it to warm up a little bit as she's still so young. She's six months old next week - crazy, right?!
We took a 2 hour trip out of town last week, near Dorset which is one of my favourite places to walk. It's one of the places in the world that I feel most happiest in as I have a lot of happy childhood memories there.
Elsie was itching to get out of the car and have a run around. She's still in training so we haven't yet made the big jump of letting her off the lead in fear I will go home without my puppy. I don't think I could quite cope with that!
Elsie was a little unsure of the sea but it was nice to see her running around care free in the wind and chasing seagulls. She had a little paddle every now and then but was much more interested in chewing just about every rock and pebble she could find. It was funny watching her running away from the waves. She also tried running across the rocks in the sea and soon realised they were very slippery so she didn't try that again!
Unfortunately, the car broke down as we was leaving the car park which saw us stuck at the beach for longer than expected. It was getting dark and getting quite eerie. Elsie handled it fine though and was easily distracted with some doggy treats. I soon learnt that the car was due for an MOT service so the valve on one of the tyres needed replacing. We contacted Point S in Dorset who came to the rescue and fitted in a new tyre whilst also disposing of the original tyre too.
It was such a lovely and chilled day at the beach which has got me even more excited not only for Summer, but new places that I can adventure with Elsie. I recently said that a life without a dog in it is so boring and basic. Elsie brings so much joy to my life. Whether it's seeing her run away from waves or simply seeing her wag her tail when I say her name; it's all such a rewarding part of owning a dog.
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