Tessa, Speedy, and Dean are all having fun at Dewey Beach! Sammie stayed with a friend, so I have, for the first time in many, many, many years, only three dogs to handle.
Tessa wasn't as confident in the suite this year as she was last year. I think that Maddie being here last year helped her a lot along those lines, but she is more comfortable now, after a couple of days.
We took them to the beach on our first night here, and they had a great time playing in the surf. They were eager, eager, eager to GO! Speedy and Dean are old hands at this beach trip thing and they know what the best part is!
Yesterday we went to the James Farm Ecological Preserve. Otherwise known (to us) as Jellyfish Beach. The first time we were there with dogs, the tide was out and there were Jellyfish everywhere! We try to go at high tide now!
It's a great place. Apparently a wealthy landowner left the land to the state on the condition that it is to be open to the public. Even when there are a lot of people there, as there were yesterday, it's not crowded.
You walk though the woods, I'd say for about 1/2 mile, before getting to the beach on the bay. It's nice and clean and a great place for the dogs to play in the water!
On the way there - they have been constructing this bridge for years, and it is finally finished!
In the bay! Tessa swims to shore with her ball.
Speedy and Dean swimming in with their bumpers.
Tessa doesn't just retrieve! She shoves the ball into the sand, pounces on it, paws it, and has a great time getting covered with sand as she plays with it!
Little Miss Sandy Face!