The other day, we went to the grocery store to get t-day supplies. The thing is, the meat section smelled liked an outhouse. We decided not to get a turkey there. We meant to get one elsewhere, but that didn't happen.
That's OK, because we didn't really think we'd be cooking on the holiday. Instead, we made plans to meet up with some of our friends for some fun on the beach with the pups.
The day was perfect. The sun was shining, the air was crisp and cool and without any wind. Lovely day. The only problem is that Panda was getting over a cold and Leo decided that we couldn't risk her getting worse.
I can't believe I'm writing this, but Panda had to -- *sob* -- stay home. I still feel guilty.
Larry, Erica, Leo, Thea, and I, made our way to the Oregon coast. We started our day with breakfast. I, of course, had the Crabcakes Benny.
Then, we headed over to Seaside for a bit of fetch.
Larry threw the squirrel.
Leo threw the squirrel.
Erica threw the squirrel.
Thea is a very happy pup. And heck, we're just happy that our friends want to entertain the little beast a bit.
Thea started to slow down some, until she met this beautiful dog, Cocoa.
Much chasing ensued.
We headed up to Ecola State Park and saw an Elk along the way.
She was just hanging out in someone's yard. Erica said the rest of the herd were on the other side of the road, but we didn't notice.
At Ecola, we enjoyed the scenery.
I don't think it gets much more beautiful than this.
I really do wish that Panda had been in this picture. I guess we'll just have to drag Larry and Erica out again for another romp on the beach.
Before we called it quits, we dropped by Manzanita, to ensure a thoroughly pooped pup.
We met the first dog ever who didn't fall madly in love with Thea.
This little Italian Greyhound puppy sought the security of humans to save him from Thea. Don't you just want to scoop him up kiss his little cheek?
There are tons more pictures over here, if you want to see them.
After a little more play, we all headed home, with a quick stop for coffee and pie on the way. Once home, I cooked up some mashed potatoes and stuffing, to round out the day. Hey, I told you it was a totally traditional Thanksgiving.
Hope that wherever you are, you had as lovely a day as I did. Next time, though, I want Panda there too.