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Spring break pics and movies

Monday, Apr 28, 2014

* We spent the better part of spring break at a campground in the Florida panhandle. Oscar the Puppy and I drove down there together. It was a long ride, and his first extended trip, so I wasn’t sure how he’d behave.

Turned out, he was a perfect angel the whole way down and back. Here he is chilling during an overnight stop on the way south…

* The campground was right on a beach. A local ordinance only allows residents to apply for licenses to take their dogs onto the beach. I thought that was kind of unfair, and a cursory look at the ordinance revealed that there were no enforcement provisions. So, with some trepidation, off to the beach we went…

* Oscar loved playing in the tidal pools

* But he wasn’t really into the waves

Heh.

* Oscar makes lots of new friends wherever he goes, and this trip was no exception

Cricket was actually much sweeter than her playful growl might make her seem. Oscar loved her.

* Alas, we eventually had to drive home. We were both so tired yesterday that we just sat in the back yard and zoned out for a long time…

Man, I love that little guy.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


16 Comments
  1. - A guy... - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 11:19 am:

    BTW, Welcome back.


  2. - A guy... - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 11:21 am:

    ===* But he wasn’t really into the waves…====

    Like father, like son- Shades of Lake Springfield. lol


  3. - Anonymous - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 11:22 am:

    Looks like you both had fun. Welcome back.


  4. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 11:26 am:

    On the beach? Does it get any better?

    Oscar’s temperament makes for a great travel companion. Plus, if ya can make a buddy everywhere you go, then you know Oscar is a good soul.

    Looks like Oscar needs a vacation after his vacation. Those are the best type of vacations too.

    Welcome back, thanks for sharing some trip highlights!


  5. - Nearly Normal - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 11:29 am:

    Missed you both. Welcome back to Illinois, weather and all!


  6. - Pius - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 11:36 am:

    Rich,
    Which park did you go to on the Panhandle? I have been going to St. Joseph Pennisular State Park on the Panhandle for years. Great place.


  7. - AFSCME Steward - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 11:51 am:

    After spending all that time in Hillbilly Country, does he bark with a drawl ?


  8. - Downstate - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 12:14 pm:

    My brother has that same breed. The personality only gets better with age.

    You are very lucky!


  9. - in absentia - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 12:16 pm:

    Just goes to the poing that when you’re in politics, dogs make the best of friends!


  10. - Aldyth - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 12:19 pm:

    Some of the purest love you’ll ever know.


  11. - Streator Curmudgeon - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 12:26 pm:

    Finally! Some sanity on Capitol Fax. Dogs make more sense than politicians any day.

    Welcome back, Rich. You too, Oscar.


  12. - champaigndweller - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 2:39 pm:

    Even though I’m a cat owner, Oscar makes me want to check out a dog–what a cutie.


  13. - Sir Reel - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 3:02 pm:

    We always travel with our dog. She has fun and doesn’t complain. Good role model.


  14. - Wumpus - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 4:22 pm:

    How can Oscar find time to Visit Florida during election season? Let me guess, he was down there visiting Oberweis’s wife.


  15. - Anonymous - Monday, Apr 28, 14 @ 7:16 pm:

    We heart puppy Oscar! Oscar for governor, etc.


  16. - collar observer - Tuesday, Apr 29, 14 @ 4:50 pm:

    Sexy is a man who loves his dog!


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