Jasper's Beach Vacation
by Todd Wynia
(Gilbert, AZ, USA)
Jasper spent more time in the air than any other dog we saw there
Jasper is a 2 year old blue merle Australian Shepherd and he lives with my wife and me in the Phoenix, AZ area. To say Jasper has a high play drive is an understatement. And we frequently indulge his drive. Ball, frisbee, rope toy, or just chase are all games he lives for.
We decided to go for a vacation this summer where Jasper could join us so we drove to San Diego. After mornings of hiking, we hit the beach. This was Jasper's first beach or even playing in water experience for that matter. Chasing a ball into the ocean the first time freaked him out (for about 2 seconds). From then on he went from being a dry land desert rat from Phoenix to being a soaked surfer dude from San Diego. I guess we'll have to plan more trips to San Diego.