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Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day Fun

Labor Day seems like an interesting holiday for humans: they get up late, go to the beach or to the park, hang out with friends, barbeque till their heart's content...and apparently I love it!!! Why can't everyday be Labor Day??? I, for one, would be ecstatic! :-)

This morning started out with me having a swimming lesson at the Rex Center! It was my very first open swim (aka no swimming instructor) and I was a bit nervous since I'm a little "meh" about water. But I did swell! I swam a whole lap each and every time I went into the water! That's pretty impressive for a non-water dog! :-D I even swam up to a tennis ball in the water and hit it with my nose a few times, that was pretty fun! Since I was such a good puppy, my old instructor Ellen gave me a stuffy lamb!

Freckles the Dog at the Rex Center Pacifica

Then we headed off to the Pacifica State Beach (Linda Mar Beach), where there were hundreds of people and should have seen it, they were everywhere: surfers, sunbathers, children, bicyclists, families, and pups! I couldn't keep track of them all, it was pretty overwhelming! While there I decided that I don't like strollers anymore (big, scary, and noisy), but I am enamored by surf boards! Whoa, they are beautiful and oh-so-cool!!

Freckles the Dog at Pacifica Beach

Domeek didn't get a photo, but there was one surfer and board, in particular, that I was in love with! I flat out refused to leave his side for about 10 minutes! Hehehe, I think I might have embarrassed a certain someone! :-) I was also brave enough to cross this really nifty stream!

Freckles the Dog at Pacifica Beach

I almost lost my balance a couple of times, but I crossed it all by myself! Proud puppy moment! :-)

Freckles the Dog at Pacifica Beach

Isn't the scenery absolutely beautiful? I would love to live so close to the beach! I would wake up every morning, go running on the sand, and collect crabs (I love crabs)! Perhaps, one day! :-)

When we got home, it was time for the barbeque to begin! Sadly, I didn't get my very own burger, but Domeek did give me a good piece of her's and it was absolutely delicious!! I was also given a hunk of watermelon, because supposedly pups like watermelon, but honestly I wasn't that interested!

Well, I hope that you all enjoyed your fantastic Labor Day! I know I did!! Have a great Tuesday!


  1. Wow. That sounds like the bestest day ever!!

    I'd love to go to the beach one day... Hopefully this summer.

    I've never tried watermellon, but my Uncle Fergus LOVES it... But he has his chopped up for him (he's pretty spoilt). Maybe you would like your's better if it were chopped up?

    1. It was pretty awesome Dougall! I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time when you get there too!! :-D Chopped up, huh? I'll try it next time! Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. Very beautiful! And look at the watermelon you got!! We enjoyed ourselves here too!

  3. I think it is funny how us "Goose" dogs don't think much of water. But like you I have found it is not so bad. You sure did have a wonderful day. And if you don't want that watermelon I'll take it.

    1. You can definitely have it Goose 2! :-) Hope you had an awesome day!

  4. Dear Goose,

    I came over to your blog from out mutual friend Reuben's place! I think you are right on about what you say.

    1. Swimming isn't the best. I don't swim at all, so I admire you. Kind off. I don't like getting my belly wet. But it's neat that you learned!

    2. The days the people call "holiday" are the best! I love having my people around all day.

    3. Beaches are the best places ever. Your beach looks amazing.

    4. Dogs do not like watermellons.


    1. Hey there Jacobi! It's very nice to "meet" you, thanks for dropping by! I'm glad that I'm not the only pup who isn't into watermelons...they're just weird! I'm going to go and check out your blog!! Have a great day!

  5. Wow, you had a wonderful holiday. Of course any day that starts with swimming is the bestest!!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley