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More beachcombing adventures

Back on Independence Day weekend, I went to Matapeake Beach in Stevensville, Maryland with Lita and Riley.  I’m glad I had a chance to re-visit these pictures because it prepares me for next month’s beach trip to Virginia Beach during Columbus Day weekend.  Not only will I get to touch the Atlantic Ocean with my own four paws for the first time, I will have a chance to play in salt water, AND stay in a dog friendly hotel by the ocean!!!!!!!  How cool is that?!?!?!?!  😀

I will make sure tons of pictures are taken during the trip and share them with everyone.   Have a great weekend!

~ Luke

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With my trusty PFD, I can play in the water twice as long as other dogs.

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That little black blob in the background is Riley.

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I love playing fetch!

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Blah! I got seaweed in my mouth!!

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I fetched the red ball. Riley is swimming towards the tennis ball.

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Lita is suspicious of this interloper. She’s a brave puppy!

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July 4th weekend

I celebrated Independence Day at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg last Friday.  I went with Aunt Kwyn and we met up with Aunt Kim and her mom.  The weather was gorgeous in the high 70s after a week of oppressive heat and humidity.  The winery allows friendly dogs inside the tasting room so yours truly was hamming it up.  Just about everybody pet me then came around and pet me again.  I was too cute in my Under Armour shirt.  What can I say?  I’m a fashion victim. 😉

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Aunt Kim! What are you doing waaay down there? Come back!!

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I’m keeping my eyes on her in case she falls into the pond. Where’s Waldo?  Er, Aunt Kim?

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Okay ADD kicking in. Let’s head back to our table so we can eat more treats.

On Saturday, I went to the dog beach with my dog peeps (Lita and Riley) and human peeps (mommy, Aunt Kwyn, Cousin Dave, Cousin Amy and Keli).  We had a blast and played for a few hours.  Again, the weather was gorgeous.  The Chesapeake Bay was a little choppy because Hurricane Arthur passed by a day earlier, but I had on my trusty PFD (personal flotation device) so I was able to play in the water without getting tired (or inadvertently drinking bay water) like the other dogs.  One dog accidentally drank the bay water while playing fetch and threw up his food all over the sand.  EEEEWWWWW!!!!

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I’m a male model posing “naked” on the beach.

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Riley and I back on shore after fetching our respective balls.

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Lita finding a cool spot in the shade to eat her food.

We took tons of pics at the beach so I’ll share more in the days (or weeks) to come.

Until next time! ~Luke

My early bday present

Guess what everyone?!  My first birthday is in 3 days!!!!  That didn’t stop me from receiving a really cool early birthday present on Memorial Day…a Ruffwear Big Eddy Float Coat!  Although the water at Matapeake Beach was mostly too shallow for a life jacket, I was very comfortable playing with it on.  That’s good to know because the next time I go somewhere with deep water, I will make sure I’m wearing my sporty red life jacket.  I really like the design of the Big Eddy because it fits securely on me yet allows freedom to play around.

Here’s an interesting story.  My friend Riley knows how to swim but I haven’t really been tested yet.  At one point, she and I chased a ball thrown extremely far out into the Chesapeake Bay.  Thank goodness I still had on my life jacket because we were in deep water.  I would have freaked out without it!!!!!

However, since I was wearing my life jacket, I calmly swam back to more shallow water before I hippity hopped back onto shore.  I felt so safe with my life jacket that I chased another ball waaaay out there in the deep water!  Awesome, yeah?! ~ Luke

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The Ruffwear Big Eddy Float Coat and Frisbee were my early birthday presents.

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As usual, I look good in red.

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It doesn’t hinder my movement while I’m clowning around with Riley…

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…or teasing Lita that she doesn’t like water.

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I dared Lita to go into the water and fetch the ball. She did!!!  Unfortunately she got water up her nose and felt sick for a little bit.

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Before I could get to the ball, Riley took it!!

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Lita was such a trooper!  After she felt better, she went back into the water to play some more.

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Lita was a smart girl.  She wanted no part of fetching the ball in the water.  She said water up her nose did not feel good.

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Lita let Riley and me do all the fetching.

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Look!  I’m swimming!!!!   I’m really far out there with Riley.

More pics from the beach

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That was refreshing!

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Whatcha got there?

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Is that a stick in your hand?!?!?!?!

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Must fetch!!!!!!!

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I got it!   I got it!  I got it!

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Ha ha!  You’re too slow Riley!   I got it!!!!!

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Mine, mine, mine!!!!

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Darn!  Riley fetched the ball while I was distracted playing with Lita!

Staycation Day 4

May 27, 2013, Memorial Day, was the most fun I’ve ever had in my young life…and I’ve had MANY adventures already.  I went to the beach for the first time!!!!!!!!

Mommy, Aunt Kwyn, Cousin Amy, Cousin Dave, Lita, Riley’s mommy Kellie, and Riley went too.  We went to Matapeake State Park, which has an off leash dog park at the end of the beach.  It’s on Kent Island by the Bay Bridge in Maryland, about 1.5 hours from my house.

We had so much fun playing in the Chesapeake Bay as well as running around the beach.  At first, Lita, Riley and I had the beach all to ourselves.  Later that afternoon, more dogs showed up and we had a blast playing with them.

Soooo many pics were taken, I decided to split them up into separate blogs.  Enjoy!  I know I did! 😀 ~ Luke

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I LOVE fetching sticks!

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Riley does too.

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I was able to fetch this stick before Riley.

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Lita is watching us play in the water.

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I hippity hop like a rabbit as I run to shore.

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Look!  A flying fish! 😉

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Riley and Lita playing on the beach.

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I’m the monkey in the middle.