Sea Gypsy Dog Life

The photo below shows the view from our hotel room. It is unbelievable, we are steps from the beach. We have an old fashioned efficiency apartment, complete with a murphy bed in the wall. When walking into the room, you see a kitchen, living room / dining room; no bed. It took Bob a few minutes to figure out where we would sleep.

Speaking of sleeping, Elly was a challenge. While we went out for dinner, she broke the zipper on her travel crate. It no longer closes, so we can’t contain her in a small space. So when we finally decided IT WAS BEDTIME, she who must be obeyed, got the job of keeping her in the crate. We turned it against the window (nothing to chew) and I growled at the dog every time she stuck her head out or made too much noise. About 10 minutes later she was asleep.

This morning she decided about 4:00 am it was time to get up. More growling and she went back to bed. 5:00, she thought saw something out on the beach and started barking. More growling and quiet. 6:30 am, Bob finally got up to walk the dog. Came back and made coffee; but forgot the coffee filter so it was a big mess. He moaned about no coffee, I snapped about no sleep, Bob retreated with the dog for a long walk and I cleaned the apartment. Found the filters, made coffee, and when Bob gets back, all should be great.

We’ll have fun day today — too many options and I don’t know which ones we will take. We can go up and see the sea lion pups– an hour drive each way, we can go down and see the monarch butterflies and run on the sand dunes. Or simply stay at our motel, run on the beach all day, collect shells, and do some drawing / photography. Another cup of coffee, a wonderful old fashioned cinnamon roll, and we’ll make some decisions. This is a good vacation.

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Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

1 thought on “Sea Gypsy Dog Life”

  1. So happy that you and Bob have this opportunity to reconnect and be yourselves. Looks like a fantastic location. Sounds like you are relishing every moment. Enjoy, relax, rejuvenate!

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