Continuing from my last blog post of our trip to Florida for the holidays, this post is about Izzy at the beach. You would think a retriever like Izzy would love playing in the ocean. But she was petrified! At first. We had to pick her up and carry her until we could get to place where she wouldn't get wet from the waves crashing on the beach. It was pretty hilarious actually. However, slowly, but surely, she got braver and braver. She turned it into a game, attack the waves, but run away when they attack back. So she ran back and forth, and back and forth. It's a great way to get exercise. And our bellies hurt from laughing so hard. I could kick myself as we should have brought the video camera and taped it. I still chuckle just picturing this scene!
Once she got wet and realized it wasn't the end of the world, then we couldn't get her out of the water! I think she would have stayed for hours if we let her! She had so much fun and we loved the fact that she was good and tired when it was time to go home. We sure can't wait to go back again!
Here's a few of my favorite images of Izzy's time at the beach!