Ocean Adventure-Part II

During dinner at Tidal Raves in Depoe Bay (Wyatt’s Mom over at Gardening with Wyatt recognized that gorgeous view), Mom decided to find another beach for an evening romp. Just a bit down the road is Moolack Beach. Ya’ know that sun-in-my-face photo from last Wednesday? That’s the place.

It was a little scramble down a cliff,No problem.

Because at the bottom was this wonderful beach with no hu-mans or dogs anywhere! Well, except for Mom and me. It was all a dog could want.

Way off in the distance is Yaquina Head Lighthouse…can you see it? One day we’ll go visit it, but today it was all about Moolack Beach and me.


I loved the tidal pools






My furs have to get wet somehow and I know that’s the bestest way in the whole world to cool down after a crazy ball-playing session. .

Come on, Mom. Get the lead out!





After a little scramble up the rocks, we headed back to our hotel for a much-needed night of rest!




We wrapped up our little anniversary-cation at the “D” River in Lincoln City. It’s supposed to be the shortest river in the whole world.


What Happened at the Beach-revisited

Mom and Dad are suppose to come home today, but here’s another story I told you earlier:

Well, what happened, you ask? Let me tell you, it was a lot. This is going to be a LONG story, so you’d better sit down and relax.

Mom and Dad took Toby and me to Lincoln City not long ago–actually about a week ago. That’s on the coast of Oregon, in case you don’t know. I’ve been to the coast before, but the first time I was really little and don’t remember it. The second time was a disaster because Mom lost her keys in the sand. WOW, what a mess that was-she needs to get her head examined….(oops, don’t tell her I said that). We (Toby and I) had to ride in our car on this BIG truck, but it was OK–we just took naps.

This time, Mom said I lifted her curse. Ya’ know, everything comes in threes, or so they say. So, you ask, what was the first thing? One time, before she lost her keys and about the time I was being born, they went to the coast and came home and THEY WERE ROBBED. Now, I bet you are wondering what could have happened this time? Let me tell you.

When we got there, we went to Gleneden Beach so we could have fun and run and play. Did I tell you Toby II (and his sister Macy) were there too? They were! There weren’t very many human people, so we got to go off-leash (remember, I know “come”). That was so much fun–sand to dig in and Toby II. THEN I saw the water! This was like going to the river!! Here I come!!!!

That was one big river–not like the Sandy. And there was something Mom called waves–look at them! They were BIG! And something called seafoam. I thought maybe that was something I could eat–but it tasted a little funny. Mom said I can’t drink it OR eat it–it can make me really sick. Well, what is it?

So, I ran down into the water and this huge wave crashed over me–I came up spluttering. Oh wow, it was  BIG. Mom and Dad were SCARED (or so they said). They said I could have been caught by a sneaker wave. What’s that? I thought sneakers were something I could chew. They’re crazy….Give me a sneaker, I’ll show them!

Well, I guess it was something I need to learn more about. Mom put me on my leash and said I had to wear it on the beach until I learned about it. Well, they’d better teach me!

We stayed at this hotel that LOVES dogs. They even let me stay there! I thought that was pretty neat. Mom took Toby and me for a long walk and I played with Toby II and then we had to go to bed.

When it was really dark outside, Toby got up; got stuck in the bathroom and barked. Mom thought he needed to go pottie and told Dad. Dad got up; opened the front door and I raced out! Like I do at home, don’t you know? He didn’t know I was right there at the door. Silly Daddy!

Oops–where am I? This is not my back yard. Mom and Dad came out and kept calling:  “Sage, COME”. They sounded really scared, but I knew where I was. Did they? Apparently not–what was their problem? Well, I came, like I was taught. I just made them suffer a little–I was having fun exploring. Mom read her book for a long while after that, but I went back to sleep. What was the big deal, anyway?

Mom says this is what lifted her curse! Really? Does that mean we get to go back? Oh, wait! We still had another day! But I’m tired after all this writing, so you’ll have to wait.

Day 2 at the Ocean

Well, I told you I’d finish this story. I didn’t want to wait because I might forget something. I’m pretty smart, if I do say so myself, but Mom says I still have a lot to learn.

That’s Toby II & me

That’s me at the D River. And that’s the ocean out there.

I learned about the “D” River that second day at the ocean. It was pretty puny when we were there, but it was early in the morning. So early, no one else was on the beach. Well, almost no one. Toby II and I checked out this river. Mom let me go in it–she said the water was fresh, or at least fresher than the ocean. But it wasn’t very deep. And there was a huge stump we got to climb! That was fun.

Mom said I still had to wear a leash. Mom was on the ball, even that early in the morning. She had a really long leash; a really, really long one–30 whole feet! It’s almost like I’m free! Except when I get to racing, then I have to stop really quick. Toby II had one too, so we thought we were pretty special!

We had two walks on that beach that day. My Dad came on the second one–he said he had to stay in bed for the first one. Didn’t he know what he was missing? ME. He said he was missing sleep because of me. What did I do?

Me, Toby and Toby II.

I saw some ducks in the ocean. Mom said it was a tidal pool. I say ocean. I still can’t get in it, so who cares?

We thought they were gulls, but they flew away when we got close. They were ducks! Oregon DUCKS !! Silly ducks. Why didn’t they wait for me?

That day was my Mom’s birthday, so I had to be extra good. She told me so. And I WAS! I was so good! That was my birthday present to her. I thought it was a really good one. Don’t you?

Maybe we can go back? I hope so……