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The Dog Beach Never Felt So Good

Yesterday’s weather was uninspiring. As spring battles winter for control, fluctuating temperatures cause the ground to freeze and thaw a few times a day. What’s left is an icy mess. And never in my entire life have I seen a more beautiful beach day.

With our temporary exile finally at an end, I cleared my schedule and packed up the pups for a trip to Montrose Dog Beach. There wasn’t another pup in sight, but Penny could not have cared less. She was a bundle of pure joy.
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Nothing like the sweet taste of freedom

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For around ten minutes Penny dashed and danced her way across the slush. She really savored each stretch of her legs

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Next item on the agenda was a romp with Eko

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Penny and Eko were so engrossed in their romp they didn’t notice their Weim-pal Stella until she ambushed them

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Penny didn’t let Stella get away though

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Stella’s face says it all. Penny’s got her groove back.

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Eko had plenty of extra pep in his step too

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He led the girls in a wild game of tag

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It was a beautifully wild rumpus of every-pup-for-himself

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Until the ladies ganged up on Eko and he wisely made a hasty retreat

I’m glad our exile is over, but thanks to our time away I have a new appreciation for the simple joy of watching my pups play at the beach.  Life is better off-leash. And boy does it feel good to be back.

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