Friday, September 24, 2010

Atlantic City: gamble vs. gambol

When all else fails, ask you waitress. There isn't a thing online about any dog beach in or near Atlantic City. Stella and I took our chances and looked for local dog lovers. It was tricky to find it but once we got there, I just wanted to pitch a tent. We went three times and three times Stella forgot all about her Bulldog side and tapped into the Terrier for a change. She'd eyeball the ground suspiciously and launch herself into the sand, digging as hard and as fast she could go. She would then freeze and snap her teeth a couple of times (possessed) and have another go at it. It was better than any casino.

Bear, the smaller of the two dogs above was a big dog trapped in the body of a small dog. He gave Stella the wrestle of her life and it was wonderful to watch. He had the best moves. His owner and I just stood there laughing the whole time. The other dog, Seamus had a pretty good time too. He was the only dog that manged to lure Stella into the water deeper than she would've normally gone. She still never got the hang of swimming out there but she was totally curious about the dogs that were able to.


Janet Dillon Robinson said...

That beach is phenomenal! I'm so happy for you guys that you were able to enjoy a dog beach while there!

Susan Rose said...

What fun shots of Stella and her friends! The water looks calm and friendly, unlike the north Atlantic I think of. Is this a protected bay or simply a nice calm day?

I'm glad Stella bravely went out into the deep water. Did you take a ball for her to fetch, or was she totally under the influence of her peers?

The last beach photo is beautiful!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I'm glad you and Stella got some beach time! Stumpy and I hope to get to the big beach before we head west in mid october.

There is no better fun than watching dogs play, by themselves or with other dogs.

AWESOME pictures!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

There is not better start to my day than to see smiling, happy, excited dogs! And Stella is spectacular!

susan said...

Thanks all, Susan - she was under the influence (ha!) of something, not sure what. Also not sure on the beach question. It was calm but it seemed somehow protected, even though you can see where the Atlantic City beach is in the distance (in the bottom photo) It's just before you cross a bridge to get to Ocean City so there's water everywhere, calm and otherwise.

I know Stumpy will have fun too. I think her and Stella would be big friends.