Sunday morning I looked out the window and saw that the tide was way out. I thought, 'What a great day for tidepooling'. And so I took the kids and dogs down to the beach. I had intended to leave Jake at home because he's not up for long walks anymore. But Jake really wanted to go, and he looked so sad when I tried to get him back in the house that we just had to take him. And so we packed him into the car with the other 2 dogs and headed off to the beach.
We ended looking for beach glass instead of tidepooling. It might be one of Jake's last visits to the beach, and I figured we'd stick close to the car to make it easier for Jake. Jake seemed to enjoy himself and, at one point, I looked back and saw him cruising the high tide line like the Jake dog of days long ago. He found a stick he liked, trotted down the beach in a perky fashion and then lay down and commenced chewing on it. Jake has always liked the beach. Patrick