December 30th 2010 2:06 pm
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I met lotsa dogs at the dog beach! On the last day, me and ma walked over. We walked the whole doggy beach!
We met a dog who looked a lot like me, a lanky, black field lab. He was an 8 month old pup. His peoples were encouraging him to go in the water. He wasn't too into it. He wanted to play on the sand! So ma threw my ball into the water to see if he would follow me as I fetched it. He didn't! Oh woof!
We continued on our walk. We saw akitas, we saw shepherds, we saw little poms & yorkies. I met a great dane pup. Lotsa these pups wanted to play, but I just wanted to fetch my ball. So that's mostly what I did. I did sniff a few bums here and there.
Finally, we walked to a place where a buncha rocks were creepin' into the water. We decided to turn back. On the way back we ran into the black lab pup again. His peoples were pulling him into the water with his leash. Oh dear, that's not the way to help a dog like the water! Silly peoples, they should know better. Ma threw my ball into the water again. This time he did follow me a bit into the water! Yay! His peoples were happy! But more important he was happy!
Peoples and their expectations! Why can't they just luvs us fur who we are? If we are aggressive or timid or have sum bad habits, then it's good to help us be more confident, happy and well behaved. But to care whether or not we like to go in the water?! Wellwoof, just seems a silly thing to worry about.
Anywoof, as we continued we saw a chubby, old beagle. He was soooo happy! He would roll onto his back in the sand and bay out how happy he was. He made the peoples smile! What a nice end to our walk!
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oh what a shame for that poor lab puppy, some peeps just don't get it...hopefully that pup will be ok..
Sometimes.. I wish people would let PEOPLE be who they are too...
Like you.... I dont mean the bad ones...
All Creatures Great and Small...
So glad you had a super time !!
Hey, Petey! Thanks fur your concern. I think that pup will be fine. His people weren't mean or abusive, just a bit stubborn and misguided. He was very happy to be at the beach and it was nice of his people to bring him!
Hi Flicka! Thanks fur the kind woofs.
I'm with that poor lab pup...growlmy doesn't make me go swimming, even though I have had some opportunities...
Those peeps need to go to a peeps who own doggy class, so they can learn how to think like a pup...you have to know how to make the pup WANT to do whatever it may be...But I am preaching to the choir! BOL!
Hi MrJack, good to hear from you! Peoples are funny! Because he is a lab his people expected him to like swimmin'! There are many times ma finds my luv of water to be very inconvenient! It's not always fun to have a wet, dirty dog!
That is so silly. Some of us pups like water, some don't. Forcing a dog in the water is no way to make a pup like water.
I like water a little too much too Pepper - I would try to hop in the fountains at UCLA all the time. Hee hee!!
Whit, I'm with you! I seeks out the water wherever I can find it! Sumptimes (gasp!) the ma wishes I didn't like the water so much. Watch what ya wish fur, peoples!