Did you know that pet visits often spark good memories of a person's own pets? Dogs often can reach people and children who have withdrawn from the world. It's been suggested by science that petting a dog can lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety and stress, and promote healing.
Monday, September 1, 2008
Cayman's First Beach Trip
He loved it! As soon as his feet hit the beach he was running around chasing bits of sea grass that had washed up in the past storms, digging in the soft sand, and even wading into the water chasing mangrove seedlings and leaves. It was awesome! And when he wasn't out playing, he was happily snoozing under our beach canopy in a hole he dug himself.
The only incident we had was when Shaylee, our beautiful but very stubborn 2 year old, was told to stay away from the sand spur bushes, she continued to walk closer and closer and of course, Cayman followed. Nils, my husband, my mom and I wrestled with a wet and sandy Cayman to remove about eight sandspurs from his front paws. Poor baby! He did learn his lesson though and stayed far away from all the bushes and sea oat plants after that!
I can't wait for the next nice weather day where we can all go boating again and bring along our new little beach buddy.