Samson sent me this. Since he doesn't know how to use a camera and I wasn't with him, there will be no beach pictures. So you just have to imagine what Samson saw at Venice Beach. Trust me, those of you who have never been there, it's out of this world, and perhaps a bit much for a young dog to absorb.
The other day, Daddy said: "Let me take you to a special place where I used to hang out when I was young, back in the '60s." Well, I didn't know what all that meant, but I'm always up for a trip and some fun!
So we came to this place and it was crowded! And LOUD!! And the people! Boy, they sure looked funny, strange, and weird. Some guys had painted bodies, some had huge muscles, and others had rings in their noses and hair down to their midriffs. Oh, and the girls! Most of them had next to NO clothes on. And, yes, Daddy was looking! Me too! There were lots of dogs, all kinds of dogs, some had clothes on! In the heat! Some had their claws painted all kinds of colors and rhinestone collars that glittered in the sun. And there were places all along where they sold all kinds of stuff and played very, very loud music. It was sooo loud, Mommy; I don't think you would have like this place very much.
Then Daddy said, come, let's go and look at the water. So he took me across all this sand, it was hot and nasty and got in my fur. Finally, we got to the water, but it wasn't like the water in your little pool, Mommy. I mean it wasn't safe water that you could just puddle along in like this:
It came in fast and big and then it went out again and came back again. All these kids were out there on big boards, looking like they, at least, were having a good time. And if you tried to drink this strange water, it was very salty. Daddy said: This is the big Pacific Ocean, Samson, isn't it beautiful?
Then some kind of police came and told Daddy I wasn't allowed by the water. I thought: Good, get me out of here! So we left the water and walked back to the car.
Boy, was I one happy dog when we finally got home. It was a very long day for me at this strange place, called Venice Beach!
Just wanted to let you know, Mommy,
Love, Hugs, and Kisses,