Monday, August 18, 2008

Dog Days of Summer...

As the summer winds down, I find myself with one last holiday approaching. Five days at Long Beach on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is exactly what the doctor ordered! 

Accompanying us, is our faithful dog, Blaze. He was delighted to read the newspaper headlines this week, announcing that "Dogs Need Holidays Too!" So, I've packed his food, towels and a couple of balls. He's excited about chasing them into the pounding surf. 

I'm excited to see the vast expanse of ocean and hear the massive waves crash into shore. When I look across the sea, and into the far reaches of the horizon, I always imagine I can see Japan. Long Beach is one of my favourite places in the world! 

The photo is of Blaze on an earlier hiking holiday with my son, in the mountains and forests of northern BC. The lucky canine even got to ride in a helicopter. Ahh... to be a dog! 

I'll post again when I get back. So long for now!


Shelley Hrdlitschka said...

Have fun, Debbie and Blaze! Oh, and Dave too. :)

Deborah Hodge said...

Thanks, Shelley! :)