According to the calendar it has officially been Spring for over two weeks but it certainly has not felt that way. Yes, the crocuses are beginning to appear and the red-breasted Robins have arrived, but the weather has still been much colder than most of us here in the northeast would like.
Today though was a comfortable, sunny, 60 degree day. After being cooped up for far too long, it seemed like a good day for our first trip to the beach.
The water was calm, not many people were there - it was a great day for a walk along the water.
I am not sure if Mickey remembered our past visits, but he walked confidently along the beach without a care in the world.
We stopped to rest at the picnic area and looked out over the rocks at the tranquil water.
Then we began the long walk back to the car.
It was a great way to spend a couple of hours and I hope it will be the first of many day trips before the beaches open for the season and dogs will no longer be allowed. Unfortunately, colder temperatures will be back tomorrow, accompanied by rain. At least for today, though, there was the promise of more beautiful spring days ahead.
About the Author
Sue Torres is an animal advocate, rescue volunteer and proud owner of a previously abused pit bull who was slated to be destroyed for being tense and fearful in the shelter environment.
Inspired by their resilience, devotion and ability to forgive, she now devotes herself to restoring the image of these once-esteemed and cherished family pets. She works tirelessly to promote the adoption of pit bulls in our nation's shelters and change perceptions about this extremely misunderstood and unjustly maligned breed.
She lives in Connecticut with her rescued pit bull, Mickey. Her first book, Loyalty Unleashed was published in May, 2014 and is avsailable in paperback and e-book formats. Loyalty Unleashed II (her second book) is now available, also in paperback and e-book formats.
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