On our vacation Mom decided that we should go to the beach, but since Fort Myers isn’t real dog friendly, there was only one place we could go and that is where we ended up. Katie did not go along as you were only allowed to bring two dogs and Katie doesn’t like getting wet anyway. I apologize for the photos, Mom forgot about the salt water making a mess of a lens, meaning that some shots are kind of cloudy.
It was fun overall, but also rather embarrassing and a slight nightmare. The beach is located right off a highway, is small, and not fenced, which meant that there was no way Mom would let us off leash. If we bolted we would be on that highway in a second. Needless to say, we were the only on leash dogs, very embarrassing! Then we found out the beach was super small and it was packed with dogs and people. There were at least 30 dogs running around like crazy pups. Mom wanted to take some really nice photos of us, but with dogs everywhere and having to be on leash, we are lucky to have the photos we do! She did do a good job of not getting the other dogs in our photos I must say!
This was Bailie’s first experience with a real beach and salt water. At first she wouldn’t go in the water. It was also high tide, so we had to walk through some big puddles to get to the beach. The first one Mom had to carry her. Once she got her paws into the Gulf of Mexico, though, that was it, she was a beach bum! She really loved it and best of all she did not drink the water! I enjoyed it too having spent time on the North Sea. The water was beautifully clear and super warm. Mom was so sad that we couldn’t just run free. I think it bothered her more than it bothered us.
We also found something interesting floating in the water. Not knowing what it was, we approached it very carefully! That wraps up our experience at the dog beach, fun but not all that we had hoped for.
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