Saturday, April 10, 2010

short legged dogs unite


Today was the second Saturday of the month, a day that Bailey very much looks forward to. It's the only time of the month in which I make the 20-25 minute/6 mile drive (HAH! - that's San Francisco for you) up to the northern coast of the city. The weather wasn't all too great (gray and gloomy), but it wasn't too bad either (not windy!). So - the day usually starts off with an hour or two of swimming/ball fetching/playing at Crissy Beach, followed by a trek along Crissy field, then Bailey and I usually find a spot to sit on the beach to admire the view of the golden gate bridge.

After our stop at crissy beach, I usually grab some lunch somewhere to go... usually this sushi place nearby. Then, we'll stop by and visit B&B Pet Supplies, where we normally purchase Bailey's Wellness kibble, and then head off to the corgi meetup at Mountain Lake Park. Corgi meetups are pretty loud, and thats because corgis are vocal dogs, in general. However, it was nice and quiet today!We saw Kiko, Jackson, Mona, Nicolas, Cogswell, Micro and their non-corgi siblings Pepe, Figaro, Ember and a whole slew of other non-corgi dogs. We were glad that the weather cooperated with us enough to have a successful meet-up!

When we finally made it home, Bailey received a much needed bath, especially since he was doing a lot of this on the beach (see picture left). =) Look at that gorgeous gray undercoat... fabulous isn't it?

What really amazes me at the end of the day is just how much energy bailey has. He spent a good 1/2 hour fetching balls/swimming in the water, followed by romping around with other dogs at the beach, followed by a 30 minute trek, then followed by a digging session in the sand.. YET he still has enough energy to play with other dogs at the corgi meetup for 2 hours (without resting one bit). If only I could use him as a rechargeable battery for my laptop...

6 comments:

Sam and Finley said...

Heeyy, I love the blog!! Way to go. And I love the picture of them all at the meet-up! That has to be nicolas-- last I saw him he was this wobbly-legged little corgi puddle!!! I can't believe he's so big already.... It means I haven't been there in a long time! ugh. Hopefully we'll be there in May!!

Alison said...

I liked the little DuraCorgi pic! That was very creative!

Bri said...

Bailey is soo cute! I'm so jealous that all the corgis get together there. Here is Omaha, there isn't ANY corgi meet ups or clubs or anything. We have met a few corgis at the dogpark, and Sammy just loves playing with them, but no formal meets. :( Bailey sure seems to have fun in the sand! I wish I could take Sammy to a beach. It is amazing how much energy they have. Sometimes I wonder if they are just to stubborn to show that they are tired! haha. If you figure out how to convert their energy into usable energy... let me know! I sure would like to "borrow" some of Sammy's energy!

Karen and Bailey said...

Thanks Bri! hahahaah if i had majored in science, MAYBE i could figure someting out - but since I didn't there are low chances I'll ever develop any sort of prototype.. but i love how having a dog keeps you so active!!! :)

well if you guys ever find yourselves willing to road trip it to the west coast, youll have to give us a holler so we can give you beach tours!!!!

Laurie said...

Haha the picture of Bailey covered with sand is freaking adorable!

Karen and Bailey said...

Thanks Laurie! I do not know why he has this routine of swimming, then rolling in the sand... It just makes it worse!!!