Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Beach, Bark, Bum . . . and TWO Happy Things

Davenport, CA

Yesterday My Mommy #2 went to the COAST with her BFF Auntie B. They went to an old whaling port called Davenport (just north of the FAMOUS Santa Cruz). The day was nice but cool - the wind made it cold, though, so they made sure to wear their jackets. They did not take me, though, because they were not sure if the beach they were going to allowed dogs, or even pugs. Turns out it did - but I forgive them.

Anyhow, it was a lovely day, they said, to just sit on the bluffs and watch the waves come in. They were really big waves, too.

I was left at home with Mommy #1, which was perfectly okay because she is a lot of fun. We went to the DOG PARK near our house. If you recall - last time we didn't really socialize and Molly got pretty nervous around other dogs (but not PUGS because she is used to us). Well, that was again the scenario this weekend. I, on the otherhand, found my social stride and made good use of my time to meet and greet some of the park denizons.

Later on, after Mommy #2 returned, I nestled between #1 and #2 while we all watched the 2-man bobsled competition from the Olympics.

Speaking of the Olympics, did you watch the bobsled? It was so awesome! I would love to go zooming down that course like that. What an adrenaline rush it would be! And for the first time in SIXTY-TWO years, the US won a medal. That was thanks to the team of Steve Holcomb and Steve Langton. Congrats on the BRONZE, you two.

AND they were going so F-A-S-T!!!! I am pretty sure I can go up to Squaw in Tahoe and sign up for bobsled lessons. In fact, I am gonna GOOGLE it now.

Because MOMMY #2 escaped to the coast yesterday I couldn't post my Happy Thing. So I am going to do a DOUBLE one today. Here goes:

NUMBER 12 Happy Thing is Northern California weather. There are not too many places in the world where on a winter's day you can enjoy a picnic on the beach or a walk through the dog park without the need for heavy coats. Actually a sweatshirt was plenty, according to Mommy!!!! We have the best weather here - mild most of the time and not too rainy. Granted, we could use more rain this year.

NUMBER 13 Happy Thing is the TWO MAN BOBSLED (or two dog bobsled - whatever). What fun it is to go racing down the hill, throwing caution to the wind, test your nerve and your skill.


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...


WE would love to have MILD weather all the time... You are sooooo lucky to have it.

We KNOW that All of the west coast needs RAIN... HOPE it comes SOON.

Wesley McPoodleton said...

There is a large dog park over by poppas house where momma took me once. It was fun and she would like to take me again, but she's nervous about my recalls she says it needs more work in such an open area with other dogs around. Humph.

Northern Cali temperatures sound super nice right now! Sick of cold and snow here in PA!

Casey said...

We're doubly happy today! I think the two-dog bobsled looks like a fun event! Cinderella and I will start practicing for 2018!

stellaroselong said...

Okay we would love to be able to bobsled AND walk along a beach in warm weather, so far, we have ice and snow and snow and ice and ice and snow...well noodles you get our drift.
stella rose

Two French Bulldogs said...

Looks like a perfect day. I love beach days

Hilary said...

I am sorry you didn't get to go to the beach with mommy 2. but she is right, so many beaches don't allow dogs. I always wished I brought my dog to the beach (but I was too scared she'd run away)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love beaches too!

PugSlope.com said...

Hiya, Noodles! That is such a cute pic of you and Molly. Glad you had a fun day at the dog park and got to do a little mixin' and minglin'.

The bobsled sounds like fun - though I don't know if I could handle that speed (maybe in my younger days!).