Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Trip to the Beach

Last weekend, my family went on a trip to the beach!  The beach is my favorite place, and as soon as my paws hit the sand I want to RUN!  Unfortunately, my efforts to run were thwarted by an evil leash and my pawrents this time!  I spread out all four feet in a playful move in preparation to run as soon as I felt the sand, but Mom quickly told me I couldn't run.  SO....I had to settle for leashed beach walks and relaxing in the warm sand.  Not so bad I guess, but the next time I go back I had better be able to run!!

We went to this place called Kalaloch which is where my Dad's family and some close family friends used to go when Dad was a kid.  Every Labor Day they went and camped and participated in sandcastle building competitions and other fun stuff.  This year, a friend wanted to get that tradition started again, so we went back.  No more sandcastle competition, but that didn't stop them!

Check out this took them hours, literally!  It was mostly my Grampi, being an architect and all, he is pretty good with this kind of stuff!  It was like he just designed it as he went with no plan yet somehow it turned out magical!  The neat thing was how many people came down to look at it, and they even took pictures with it! 
So, all the boys in the picture were the ones who came when they were kids plus my Auntie Alison, but she didn't make it this trip.  Anyway, as you can see the boys have grown up and are all now married or close to it so the group of "kids" has grown.  I guess when they have kids they will have to start referring to themselves as adults, so I'll let them enjoy this last "kid" moment. ;)

I hope next time I can actually be off-leash and RUN free!  Good news...I have had some better days this week where I didn't seem so stiff!  WOOHOO!  Mom tells me not to get too excited though because I still have a LONG way to go! Oh well, baby steps! ;)


Remi said...

Hey sis,
I love the sand, too. It's the only thing that really gives me the zoomies. Glad to hear your recovery is going well. Be patient with your mom as she knows what's best for you right now. I'm recovering from a couple nips I got at the daycare. Seems like I keep knocking the scabs off, so they're taking a while to heal. We ran into a 6-month-old ridgeback at the dog park this morning, but she wouldn't play. Her pawrents said she was afraid of other dogs. Doesn't sound like a ridgeback to me. Anyway, hope you're doing well.

Priscilla said...

What a great place to go!!
I'm sorry that leash was keeping you in place. Good that you are recovering well. Your mom is really taking good care of you!!

Eva loves the beach too!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We hope that you continue to improve, Nala. That looks like a wonderful trip you had. Beautfiful sandcastle.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

brooke said...

thats an amazing sandcastle! when i was in architecture school we had annual sandcastle building contests. though ours weren't as impressive.

Glad to hear you're slowly getting better. Don't rush it so you heal up the first time and dont need to rest again!
We saw a ridgeback at the park today and Darwin went straight up to it, but it didnt want to play with her. :(

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur sharing such a khool trip!

Sorry woo had to be kept from being TOO khrazy -

Next time!


Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww sweety....
We know it must has been sooooooooooooo hard.....being at the beach and don't be able to run free!!!!!!!
But we know your humans do that to you for your health!!!!!!
We're soooooooo happy you're getting better even if it will take long time!!!!!!
But we know your humans are taking great care of you!!!
the beach looks SUPER!!!!!!!!
we would love were there with you!!!!!
And the sandcastle is amazing!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing your day with us!!!!!!!!
WE LOVE YOU A LOT And your humans too!!!!!!!!
TAke care of you!!!!!!!!!
Tons of love and kisses and licks

Sagira said...

Looks beautiful there and hopefully the next time you will be able to run free. :)

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Hopefully you'll keep getting better, and you'll be back to your zoomies in no time!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

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Maggie and Mitch said...

At least you got to go to the beach, Nala, even if you did have to stay on a leash!
What a fabulous sand castle! It's a work of art!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Oh, poor Nala, but you need to be careful and let your self get better. You will be strong again soon. That sand castle. Yowsa!


Lacy said...

w00fs, what fun...that sandcastle is bute ti mango says, one day at a time, u will b running around like a crazzy doggie..

b safe,

JD and Max said...

Hi Nala - aka beautiful beach babe!

Oh yeah - we love the beach too, as you know! We sure hope you can get to go off-leash next time too - how frustrating that must have been for you.

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Beaudor said...

Me and my Mom are praying for you to RUN with the WIND SOON.

Raising Addie said...

Glad you are having some better day Nala!

We have been thinking about you.

Hang in there sweetie!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Lina, James o Billy said...

Who doesn't love the sand??!!! The beach was made for running! :D

We can only imagine how horrible it must be having to walk on a leash while at the beach! :/ However, we really want you to get well soon, so you must take it easy. Try to think about how wonderful it is going to feel like when your pawrents let you off that stupid leash...yeahhh... :D
Sorry we haven't stopped by in a while, we are busy bees... we still think about you all the time though. Get lots of rest - and feel better SOON!

Lots of stinkin' kisses from 2 crazy boyz in Sweden

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Nala - am so pleased to hear that you seem to be recovering! But I can share your frustration - what, LEASHED walks on the beach! GAH! That's like the worst torture!!

Wow - what an AMAZING sandcastle! Hsin-Yi would have wanted to stop and take a photo with it too! :-)

Honey the Great Dane
ps. I've just posted a video about the doggies my humans saw in Taiwan - you won't believe how spoilt some of these doggies are!!

fiona said...

hi, its a great place. Sports Massages , thanks