Last week, Petey’s Aunt Leah came back from a visit to the States. We made plans to get together. What do you wanna do? I asked. How bout a walk on the beach? she suggested. Perfect! I said. Petey’s never been to the beach yet! And that was that.
So, we walked over to Hilton Beach – which, lucky for me, just so happens to be both the gay beach and the dog beach – and did our thing.
Petey had never been on sand before! And he liked it!! He kept digging his paws into it, I think because it felt so cool. And, Petey being Petey, he was instantly popular! A lot of dogs came right up to us to say HI.
We walked along the surf to a couple of chairs. Petey didn’t mind walking in damp sand, but he did get kinda freaked by the surf coming in and backed away anytime water was actually coming at him.
Then, Leah and I chilled on some lounge chairs and caught up. We let Petey off leash and he was really digging the beach (ha – no pun intended). A lot of guys called him over, and hugged and gave him kisses when he went to their towels to greet them. Other paparazzi guys whipped out giant-lensed cameras and started shooting his brilliance. At one point, some queens guys called him over, and Petey ran totes across another guy’s towel who was in his path. He gave me a somewhat dirty look. Hey, I thought, don’t look at me, brother! Blame the queens guys who called Petey over.
Another thing that was funny was when Petey went to check out some guy who was reading a book by himself. Petey went over and started to pull on his towel. They guy wasn’t into Peteylovin just then; he wanted to read his book. I eventually went over and scooped Petey up and said in a cute, flirty way as I did it (even though the guy wasn’t really cute) – Petey! That’s Daddy’s job.
Then, Petey kinda observed this family playing in the surf – a mom, child & dog. He still wouldn’t go in the surf himself. But I like that he saw that other people – and dogs – had no problem with it and even had fun in it. Setting the stage for next time, perhaps…
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