Beach Bums (Hit The Beach – Bucket List #17)

The blessing and the curse of being a dog is that they always have to live in the moment.  Each trip outside is an adventure with limitless possibilities and each time we leave home without them is a seeming eternity of waiting until we return.

Sometimes when I think about what Eko and I should do, I’ll think to myself, “Nah, we shouldn’t do [X], we did that a couple weeks ago.”  What I forget is that two weeks for a dog might as well be two thousand years.  Although we visited Montrose Beach less than a month ago, I felt Eko had waited lifetimes to get back to Chicago’s best dog beach.

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“Montrose, I’ve missed you.”

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The best part about watching Eko romp is that he acts like every visit to the beach is both his first and his last.  That attitude is definitely contagious!

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Eko and his lab buddy had a ball

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It’s a shame Baywatch is no longer on air – Eko would be a perfect castmember

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How do you like Eko’s new trick? I’m teaching him to walk on water

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It wasn’t easy but I eventually corralled Eko

Summer is fading, but we will definitely make a few more trips before the cold weather hits.  Today was a good reminder that I should always treat every trip, adventure and day like it’s my first and my last.  Thankfully I have a dog like Eko who sticks around to help teach me this stuff!


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