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Penny’s First Day at the Beach

If you saw Friday’s video, you saw a couple short clips of Penny in full romp at the beach. She had her first trip last week and it was so much fun to watch that I should have told tickets.Rhodesian Ridgeback, puppy, dog beach, marking our territory, blog, adventure, chicago

“Eko, what is this stuff!?”

After thoroughly sniffing/scratching the sand, Penny saw Eko take off and she wasted no time following in hot pursuit.

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Loving the sand under her paws and the wind in her face

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“Look dad, I’m a dinosaur!”

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And when Eko took to the water to splash with some friends, Penny didn’t miss a beat

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Penny shot in and out of the water with infectious glee

The beach also had a lesson to teach Penny.

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“Hey Will, look, I’m running in the water, it’s so easy t….

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Puppy overboard!

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Penny learned the hard way (through capsizing) that bounding in the water takes a bit more technique than running on sand

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As she shot out of the water Penny looked like she was in the middle of a shampoo commercial

The submarine mishap didn’t slow Penny down, but not long after she finally burned out. While I watched her closely, in all her excitement Penny lost track of me. Like a lost kid at Disney World, Penny just sat down and started whimpering. I never felt so heroic as when I scooped her up and she fell asleep in my arms as I carried her home.

Day one at the beach was an unequivocal, romping success. Hope everyone else had a great holiday too!

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