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Adventures in Seafood
May 14, 2012, 6:50 pm
Filed under: Chomper, Miscellaneous, Petey

Disclaimer: There is little to nothing interesting about this post.

We went to the beach this weekend again. It’s all of our favorite place. We checked out low tide and found a bunch of sea creatures stuck in the tide pools. Chomper was, as usual, most interested in seagulls. In fact, the first thing she did was bully a sea bird out of it’s meal. Here she is eating a freshly stolen mussel, shell and all.


The most delicious food is stolen food.

Petey has almost no interest in the birds, but lots of interest in things to eat. He loves digging in the dry sand. I have no idea what he’s eating down there, he always gets to it before I see it. He seems to think that the best way to dig is to lay on his side with his head against the sand, digging sideways. It’s absolutely hilarious. Of course, we didn’t bring the camera then, so we have no proof of this, but trust me, it’s cute.

We found dozens of little crabs that had gotten stuck in the tide pools. Most of them were dead, but we did find a few live ones. We tried to get some pictures, but the dogs kept nudging my hand around trying to see what kind of squirmy toy I had picked up.



Eventually, Petey decided he had better uses for a live crab than we did.



As he does with everything, he ate it. Alive. Shell and all.



We decided he was right, so we got ourselves some crab cake sandwiches and beer and had lunch on the beach. Without the fur monsters. 


Easter Beach Trip
April 9, 2012, 8:42 pm
Filed under: Chomper, Miscellaneous, Petey | Tags:

We decided to skip out on the family Easter mania this weekend in favor of a trip to the beach. This was an excellent decision, even if we barely left the house except to take the dogs on the beach and watch the Flyers lose to the Penguins. The dogs had a great time and Chomper got to accompany us when we went out for water ice. She wore her new Baskerville Ultra Muzzle, which fits her much better than her old one, and while she was super reactive, it was a tough situation for her (two golden retrievers with a family full of people) and she did eventually settle down. Petey of course, had a lovely time and made friends with a beagley mix he met on the beach while ignoring us.

Our last walk out, the tide was out and there were lots of small tide pools for the two fur idiots to get soaked and sandy in. We stupidly neglected to bring the camera, but on their trip they chased dozens of seagulls (mostly Chomper) and Petey met a real live crab which he tried to eat while I explained to him what claws do. Luckily, he was much more interested in running around, so his nose stayed un-pinched. Unfortunately for all those involved (or maybe just us humans), the pet store where we like to stop for baths on the way home closed early for the holiday, so I still have two sandy dogs as I sit here. This will be rectified at our local store some time this week.

As for us, I ended up with a nice April sunburn from enjoying the weather a bit too much, and boyfriend got to drink margaritas and relax and take naps, which he never gets to do. I plan to spend the day drinking water and applying aloe lotion while the dogs continue sleeping off the weekend. So far, so good. Overall, excellent weekend had by all, now I just need to convince boyfriend that we should go back again THIS weekend.