An entrance guard at Myrtle Beach State Park told me that the beach was open to dogs before 10 am and after 5 pm. She warned that the sand gets too hot in the middle of the day and could
My Cassie was a real water dog loving water in all its forms.
It’s that time of year again, late summer, when the weather’s hot, the water’s stagnant, and bright green scum floats on the surface of the lake. Take a scoop of the lake water with a clear cup. Are there green particles suspended in it? Does it look like someone dumped green paint on the lake? Likely, it’s blue-green algae or cyanobacteria–even though the water looks green.
Taking a walk to view the ice conditions along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Hosah Park in Zion, I never expected Cassie to start walking into the ice cold water. She’s usually cautious, but since we come here often in the summer, I think she was surprised at the cold water.
I love water dogs, the one’s that can’t stay out of the water. I’ve had several and have learned that there are swimmers, waders, and one’s that can’t stand to even get their paws wet.