Smarty Spot

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Christmas Lights

The other morning, my owner and I went to the beach and had a great time. Notice what's missing in the picture below? That's right -- a leash!

Running wild and free is a favorite pastime of mine. Of course, you may wonder why I'm not running in the above picture even though I am clearly both wild and free.

The reason is that the beach is so distracting. I am always hoping to find some buried treasure -- an arrowhead, a cannon ball, or any other evidence of epic struggle. If I ever get a metal detector, I'll really be in business.

During the summer, dogs aren't allowed on the beach (crazy, mixed up world!) and so we have to spend our time dodging the fuzz. When you finally are allowed on the beach (which is, ironicallly, in the "off" season) , you have to dodge the foam:

Yikes. It's more scary than it looks. Who knows where that foam has been?

But did you notice all those lights in the sky? I love 'em. I'm a huge fan.

Apparently they're Christmas lights. My owner says that Christmas is about "light shining in the darkness." I'm no theologian (yet) but these lights certainly seem to display divine handiwork.

So speaking of darkness, we went back to the ocean last night to "see the lights." Which was a strange idea not only because it was nighttime, but because it was hard to see anything ... since I was stashed in the trunk!! Okay, okay, I wasn't in the trunk per se -- but riding in a dark crate in the back of the van isn't really much more glamorous.

I begged to ride on the roof, which would have been really snazzy. But as usual I was told "next time" -- which is a polite way of saying, "Stuff that dog into the trunk!" I wonder if that little baby human got to ride on the roof? He always gets special treatment... oh, wait, he probably didn't because the female owner was there and that usually affects those privileges.

So this was basically my view from the "trunk":

I do admit that the crates are slightly better than a trunk in terms of air flow. But it's really not a huge improvement when Scoche is riding next to you and **comment removed by editor**!! No offense intended.

In any case I guess didn't miss much in terms of the beach light show. I heard the owners using words like "tacky" and "gaudy." This was obviously not the light display that I saw:

Natural lighting is clearly the way to go. Or rather, divine lighting!


  • At 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Smarty, Scoche and Humans,



  • At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Looks like a wonderful place,Sis. I can't wait to visit.
    I hope you had a Merry Christmas!


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