Manasquan, New Jersey, has a beautiful beach on the Atlantic.
But from April 1 to October 31, it is strictly for humans.
However, it also has a beach on the Manasquan River, which feeds into the ocean.
And this beach is for dogs.
Penelope and I checked it out.
Although Penelope is a sporting dog, water sports aren’t a part of her deal. Instead, her idea of a good time is rolling in the sand, seaweed and shells. But I voted nay and I’m bigger than she is. So we compromised and walked along the shore.
Penelope met a Yorkie named Lexi.
And a lab named Moose.
Moose seemed to say, “Come on, Penelope. Look at that yellow lab having fun.”
Put unlike the yellow lab, Penelope wouldn’t put a paw anywhere near the water.
Instead, her interest leaned toward a nearby café which sold happy meals for dogs.
So while the other dogs frolicked, Penelope snacked.
And everyone enjoyed the dog days of summer.