Sunday, September 23, 2007

Dog Beach

Today was very exciting. Mom and Dad loaded me up into the car, and we were off to dog beach! It was 80 today and sunny in Chicago, and Mom said she didn't know how many more nice weekends we would have like this, so I got to go to the beach!

Mon Dog, or Dog Beach, as most Chicago dogs know it, is a great beach. It is situated right on the shore of Lake Michigan, and it is HUGE! The area is fenced off, so no doggies can escape, so it is off leash fun for all dogs. Mom took this picture to give you an idea of the size of the beach. Today, we went around mid-day, so it wasn't as crowded as it is when we go in the mornings, but there were still plenty of pooches to play with.
When we go to the beach, I always bring one of my 'water toys'. Todays choice was my aqua kong. Here I am with my trusty kong after a big wave hit me.
My Dad likes to throw the kong out really far, so I have to work hard to get it back. Today, they were a lot more waves than normal, so I had to fight through those to get my kong.
Besides swimming, the beach is great for socializng. I love to meet and greet all the different doggies.
Mom likes when I check in with her while I'm playing. She says I'm a crazy fool at the beach, so every so often she calls me over to make sure I'm behaving myself. Yes mom, I'm being a good boy.
I love to play with all the doggies at the beach, and even more I like to play with the toys they bring with them. Here I am chasing this guy down with his great training toy.
After our time at the beach, Mom and Dad decided I was too sandy to go straight home. They felt I needed a bath anyways, so off to Soggy Paws we went. Mom loves the Soggy Paws motto, "Wash your dog, dry your dog, go home, we clean up the mess." I'm not a fan of baths, so I have to be attached to the tub. Apparently, I'm known as an escape artist.
Here's Dad washing me down. It took nearly two bottles of shampoo to get all the sand out of my fur!
The do it yourself bath does come with a professional dog facial. Here they are cleaning up my face with a mango face wash. Not only does this stuff smell good, but I kept licking it, so it must taste good too.
Are we done yet? After a quick towel dry, Mom and Dad decide there is no need for the dryer today. I will finish drying off at home. Finally, we're going home. I'm pooped after this super busy day.
'Till next time,



Noah the Airedale said...

Hiya Kirby,
We don't have any beachs near us. We haven't been to a beach in ages. To be perfectly honest, we're a bit scared of water and we don't swim. You're a brave dale matie.

Noah, Willow, Tess & Lucy

Maggie & Mitch said...

You really do love that beach, don't you! Bummer about the bath but you do look squeaky clean and handsome! Now about this facial............

Love ya lots,

The Brat Pack said...

Hi there Kirby!

We love your beach pics, we don't have one anywhere close. That bath is not looking too fun but I could deal with the facial!


Stanley said...

Whoa, Kirby!

Very cool beach, and you look like an expert wave swimmer. You know, I came from the Chicago area originally (before my girl adopted me), but I never got to go to Lake Michigan.

Your dad looks so professional in his dogwashing apron. And, you look simply mahvelous, darling, after that bath.

Hope you had a good snooze afterwards. Baths poop me out.

Goober love,

Ferndoggle said...

Whoa Kirby, I'm pooped just from watching your busy day! Stop by our blog & say Hello! Well, you don't have to say Hi to Penny & Lola...just me :o).


Turbo the Sibe said...

I want a beach! I don't get why my Human won't get me one!

FleasGang said...

That dog park is HUGE! Looks like you really had a blast.

The FleasGang

Lacy said...

woofies kirby, lookies like u reeelly had fun at that beach....hmmm dont they know u gots a baf wiff all that water around...

b safe,

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