I actually had a lot to smile about this week. The weather was great, almost spring like. I spent the weekend on Cape Cod for the first time since the beginning of the year. I got a lot done. But I want to talk about a dog and a beach.
When I’m on Cape Cod I go to my favorite beach almost every morning for a long walk. It doesn’t matter if it is warm or cold, as long as I can get there and it isn’t pouring buckets. When I was getting ready to go on Saturday morning Fiyero looked at me with sad eyes. Even though he wasn’t feeling well and hadn’t touched his kibble, I caved in and brought him. This was only the second time he did the morning beach with me.
At first he sniffed around a lot. I figured that since he wasn’t feeling great he would sniff around then want to leave. But then after we walked and he sniffed for a while, he decided he wanted to run. It was a cold morning and the beach was empty so I dropped the leash as I ran with him. I figured I’d give him some freedom. He stopped, grabbed the leash and started jumping on me, growling. I took the leash and he was happy again. He wanted me to hold the leash! That had happened the first time we did the beach together. I had un-hooked the leash from his collar and he went wild jumping on me until I connected it again. It is funny, but he wants to run with me. When I would tire, he’d slow down too and wait. We explored all over. Together. One time the sand started getting soft and before I knew it we were sinking almost up to me knees. Another time we saw a dead baby seal. I was very sorry for that because I love seals. I see a lot more animals washed up in the winter, like sharks and rays.
At was a nice, long run. Fiyero was as happy as I’ve seen him. He loved every second of it, as long as I was holding the leash. I guess he takes it as his special “daddy” time.
So that was my smile. What did you smile about?
So, what made you smile this week? Write about it and post on the linky. While you’re there, read what everyone else is smiling about! And come back to it later, if last week is any indication new smiles will be added daily!
Note – the picture of Chapin Beach is from last autumn. The picture of Fiyero is from 1/29/2016, but was made at Swan Pond, not Chapin Beach. Both photos are from my phone.