My fur baby loves the water. I mean, she REALLY LOVES to swim. Both sets of her “grandparents” have pools and lakes, and, when we visit, we cannot keep her out of the water. It doesn’t matter how cold it is or how tired she is, she cannot resist a little swim. So, Hubby and I have been talking since she was a puppy about taking her to beach. We really wanted to see what she would do with waves of water on the beach. In 2011, we got serious about turning all of this talk into reality. We started researching dog-friendly beaches. A lot of beaches allow dogs but only for certain hours or with strict leash laws. We also started thinking about how our fur baby would do with swarms of people and *gasp* other four-legged friends. You see, Stinkerbell is a sweet, sweet girl, but she is much more a “people” dog than a dog’s dog. She has a few dog friends, but she’s not keen on meeting new dogs on walks or at the park. So, we decided off-season would probably be best for us. Our anniversary is in October, so what a perfect celebration!
Then, we stumbled upon Cape San Blas. It just kept coming up in our search over and over. We heard from various people what a relaxing and quiet place it was. Perfect for us! We found a pretty good deal on a townhome right on the beach and decided to go for it. We packed up the car and road-tripped down to the gulf – with Stinkerbell on my lap for most of the ride!
She loved the sand and the water, although she didn’t really get the concept of riding waves. Her favorite part, though – the BIRDS! She is a hunting dog by breed, and she definitely enjoyed making those birds fly!
While on our beach trip, I was also able to cross off two other items on the bucket list – Five and Six.
Stinkerbell digs Cape San Blas:
Fourth Bucket List Item: Take Stinkerbell to the beach. Check.Share on Facebook