I am the King (in my own mind) of Honeymoon Island!
Dog Beach at Honeymoon Island State Park
Dog Beach is by far the best place in the whole wild world!
Exploring the trails at Honeymoon Island with my Mom.
First, the smells... As soon as you get out of the car, there’s a scent-sational explosion! You have to walk down a sandy path between the sand dunes and nature area to get to the beach. Even Mom can smell the salt in the air, but I can smell the cool plants that they don’t have at our house, the weird animals that live in the sand and all of the other dogs! Mom says I spend forever checking my pee-mail. I don’t really understand what that means, but I can tell she thinks it’s funny.
Once we walk down to the beach, people leave interesting things for me to discover. They build castles of sand and use shells and seaweed as decorations. It all has different odors and colors that I find fascinating. I could spend all day rooting around and I love that the beach changes every day that we go and there is always something new to sniff.
Enjoying the scents while getting my paws wet.
Then, the best thing about the best place in the world? The water! I love to play in the water. A lot of times the waves are just the same height as me and that is the most fun of all! I love to wait for the wave to get to me and then jump over it! If the waves aren’t very fun, I still like to get in the water and splash around.
The water lets the sand stick to my paws and fur and I resist when Mom tries to wash it off me. When I get in the car, I just shake all over and it splatters everywhere. This is fun for me, but Mommy doesn’t think it’s too funny.
The happiest place on Earth!
My Mom usually takes me out there as soon as they open. Sometimes we go just before the sun goes down, but she says I’m not allowed to go out there in the middle of the day. It does get really hot in my black fur coat and the sand can hurt my paws. And if I drink the beach water, it has a funny taste and it makes my tummy upset, so maybe she’s on to something.
If you want to learn more about Honeymoon Island, you can look it up at https://www.floridastateparks.org/honeymoonisland and all of these cool pictures were taken by Lisa Sampietro at Dorky Daisy Photography. I'm going to tell you more about her next week!
Anyway, ‘til next time, Woof! Woof!