We set up a picnic at a low bench and I found a cool spot in the shade underneath it.
I had never seen the ocean before, and it was kind of noisy and scary. My breed started in Tibet, which is a long, long way from any ocean. Pandabonium took me down by the water. I didn't go in, but had fun playing with K and Pandabonium on the sand.
After a nice lunch - they brought doggy treats and K shared a bit of her banana bread with me - we sat and watched people fish, surf, or skateboard. Then we went over to some animal statues and I had fun playing on them.
A pretty flutterby came around. I don't know why is was so near the ocean. Maybe it was lost. It landed right next to our picnic. I wasn't allowed to play with it, so it flew away.
I climbed on the "flying saucer" and Pandabonium told me the story of the strange woman who washed ashore in a round craft over two hundred years ago. He probably doesn't realize that I knew all about it, as my ancestors came from the Dog Star "Sirius" thousands of years ago to rule the earth. That is why humans are our servants. The ancient Egyptians knew this and built temples to worship us, but it was decided that it would be better to let humans keep their illusions about being the ruling species on Earth. We don't usually talk about it because now days it might cause culture shock if humans knew their true status in relation to us dogs, but I think the human readers of this blog can handle it.
Do you doubt it? Think about this: when mankind decided to venture into space, who was the first one they sent? No, it wasn't Yuri Gagarin - it was a dog, of course. Her name was Laika, and she rode Sputnik 2 into orbit in November of 1957. But I digress....
The beach was great fun. I liked the park and the picnic better than the beach, though the fresh air was wonderful. It was especially nice to have so much attention and get to play with Pandabonium and K all day.
I was tired afterward, but it was worth it. I hope they take me there again sometime.