Mum and I stumbled upon the most BOOOOOOOOTIFUL park last week,
So today, mum decided to take STINKY and me back to this most booooootiful park!! It's called Cates Park, located in North Vancouver (your neck of woods Tobes!!)
Making our way across the parking lot,
We walked the Malcolm Lowry trail,
Went down a flight of stairs off the trail,
And came to the most booootiful beach,
With the most AMAZING panoramic view!!
The crystal clear water was so crisp and refreshing,
I ran around the beach with MY RING,
Swam after MY RING,
And was TOTALLY USED to retrieve toys STINKY failed to retrieve!!!
I am an excellent retriever. Anything mum throws, I'll get.
Anything mum tells me to get, I'll get.
Even if it's a BIG stick, I'll still get, because I'm THAT good!
Now STINKY on the other hand seems to have trouble differentiating the meaning of being "helpful" from being "ANNOYING"!
I swam all the way out to get the BIG stick mum threw while he waited at shore. Upon my return to shore, he proceeded to grabbing the other end of the BIG stick.
He said he was helping, I told him I didn't need his kind of "help" which involved him pulling and jerking the opposite way.
Did he listen???
Of course NOT! He was determined to "help" me with the stick all the way down the beach.
He only stopped "helping" when I decided to just let him have the stick (that I retrieved with my own tiring jaws!).
He is always trying to "help" as he calls it. At times, he even tries to "help" when I'm holding things that obviously don't need to be "helped" with, such as MY RING!
He tries to "help",
And doesn't stop until he gets it.
Just tell me, what kind of "helping" is that??
Not only is STINKY un-helpful, he is always getting himself into trouble.
Today, he decided to ignore mum when she told him NOT to run ALL the way down the beach to see the two black dogs. Well, you guessed it, they hated him. So I had to come out from the water with the BIG stick still in my mouth, run all the way down the beach (with the BIG stick in my mouth) to save his sorry ass! You can read about what happened on STINKY's blog. (No, I didn't eat anypup, I just used my powerful "Sunshade LOOK" to settle things!)
Anyway, after that incident, he was practically glued to me ....
And in water......
(mum: he just loves you so much Sunshade!! He has no idea he is bigger than you. He still thinks he's that tiny little puppy who needs your *ahem* firm guidance LOL!)
I took a moment to soak in the sun, breath in the fresh aire, and admire the almost unreal scenery before my eyes. Of course, I managed to recharge my Aire-Zen at the same time.
My moment of undisturbed quietness was short lived......
I turned, and saw the unrelenting woman!!
Out of all the things I've had to put up with, I thought I at least deserved a WHOLE BAG of dehydrated liver treats. Wouldn't you agree??
Well just look at my EVIL mum, see what she made me do to get ONE piece of liver treat?? What kind of "COME" was that anyway?? Can't blame me for complaining. And then....... and then... I did that.. and she said I was bad!! GEEZUS! (video will explain it!)
Look at my EVIL mum!! She was taking MY bag of liver treats AWAY from ME, when I totally deserved the WHOLE bag!!
She made me dropped the WHOLE bag, and made me SIT and be patient just so I could get a teeeeeeny piece...
Here is an enlarged picture of the treats EVIL woman was holding. Look at how teeeeeeeny my piece was on the left compared to STINKY's on the right!
She always uses my weight as an excuse..... I'm am so neglected and mentally abused.... (mum: DRAMA QUEEN!)
I didn't think it was fair I only got a little piece since I was (am always) such a goooood gurrrl so I tried to help myself to some more treats. Well the EVIL woman stopped me AGAIN!!!
(mum: and she headed right back to the back pack....... LOL)
I COOLED myself for a bit,
Checked out a tree,
And mum said it was time to leave.......
SIGH... I LOVED this place and I really didn't want to go....
But mum and STINKY were already at the top of the stairs.... so I had to follow them..... SIGH...
Walked back to the car,
Got tied to the trunk so we could be wiped down......
I was the first one to be wiped because I was a GOOOOOOD gurrrrl!! (mum: good girl who is a little short in the patience department..hehe)
Mum, you really *should* get your OWN BLOG you know??
ANYWAYZ, I was wiped first because I was a GOOOOOOOOD gurrrrrl, period.
While mum was drying STINKY,
I decided to find MY WHOLE bag of liver treats!
I worked soooooooo hard at it,
From all angles,
While making sure I pointed my sexiest body parts to the camera!
I got the front pouch open, but all I found was a zip lock bag with my vitamin pill in it (red arrow). Yuck, like I was gonna touch that!
Just as I was about to work on the center pouch, EVIL mum told me to "LEEEEEEEEEAVE IT" because that's where the liver treats were!!
So I said FINE! If I can't have it, nobody else can!!! (mum: Sunshade the philosopher LOL)
Mum says my eyes talk, can you tell what my eyes are telling you here??
Am I saying:
Come over please, I don't mind sharing my treats with you.
Try to take MY backpack if you DARE!
Just as I thought mum couldn't get any more EVIL (you know, giving me teeeny bits of liver treats and making me LEEEEEEEEEAVE MY backpack alone), she did.
We drove a little bit, got out of the car,
And walked to THIS place.........
Seriously.... why would anybody advertise dog-torture so publicly??
Where is the SPCA when you need them??
Mum's excuse for taking us there was because SHE SAID we were hitting rush hour traffic (SURRRRRE), and it was gonna take us at least 45 mins or longer to get home. SHE SAID she didn't want salt water to be on us for too long because we might get itchy (uh huh).
Look at stooopid STINKY, he had no idea what was going on. He couldn't wait for his turn!
What were my eyes telling you here??
Thankfully, the torture didn't last very long since I only got rinsed, not the full stinky shampoop treatment.
I waited patiently (who says I have no patiences??) while STINKY was regretting his eagerness to follow me into the tub.
After our torture sessions, mum took us to a park to Aire-dry while we waited for the traffic to ease out a bit. (mum: so NOW you believe about rush hour!!)
Land Shark UPDATE:
Age: 10 months old
Status: STILL HERE............
Thank doG mum is starting to stop him from land sharking me. Last time he land sharked me, his big tooth hit my eye and hurt me. Not only that, he also put some of his disgusting, white foamy slobber IN my eye, which made me go wipe between mum's legs.
On our way back...... view of Lions Gate Bridge ahead. One of the two bridges connecting Vancouver to the North Shore...
Okay... I guess mum didn't purposely put us through the torture... the traffic was still pretty bad even after we waited and waited...
Overall, I had the GREATEST afternoon at Cates Park!
I would LOVE to go back again!! All you pups on the North shore, you've GOTTA check out that place!!