Connections: Dog Beach
You’ll see them driving by, cars stuffed to the roof with toys and excitement. Sometimes they hang out the window and sing you the song of their people; happy dogs on the way to the beach. They can barely contain their energy as they burst fourth from their family cars. If a regular dog park is a day in the..park, then a day at Dog Beach (aka Kruse Park) is the mind blowing Doggie equivalent of DisneyWorld.
The connections between dog and owner is far stronger than the leash that sometimes yokes them. The connections among various dogs and owners is a delight. What a glorious way to pass a day with your best buddy.
I usually go down and take candid shots of dogs playing in the surf but this morning I went down to take ‘connected’ portraits. I saw a lot of love passing both ways from either end of the leash.
“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.”
– Woodrow Wilson
“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
– Will Rogers
“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”
– Roger A. Caras
Just a note..should you chose to visit us, pack it out. There is no magic poo fairy and no tide to wash it away. Dogs are social animals with rules they strictly abide by. If your dog understood the human rules he would be embarrassed by such bad behavior. Truly, this dog beach thing is a tentative test and there has been opposition to it from the beginning so, seriously, don’t drive 200 miles to check it out, let your aggressive anti-social dogs run loose and then leave the poo behind. Stay home for with behavior like that we all will lose this gem.
“Outside of a dog a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” ~ Groucho Marx