Oliver’s Pawesome Adventures is a feature on our blog that gives you a fun look into what Oliver has been up to. Oliver is a Miniature Schnauzer and he's the real boss at Organic Pet Boutique. He loves to travel with his human, Julie, so his pawesome reports could be from anywhere in the U.S. Come back frequently for his viewpoint on a new adventure.
This month Oliver has been going to as many dog beaches as possible in Michigan. September is a great time for dogs to play on the beaches of Lake Michigan. The crowds are small and most beaches that aren’t open to dogs in the summer now welcome our fur babies.
Here is Oliver’s take on the adventure…
Hi, I’m Oliver. I love going to dog beaches with my mom. She lets me run through the sand and doesn’t get too upset when I eat it. I mean…it doesn’t taste the best, but I like the texture. You get it, right?
One of my favorite things about the beach is watching the waves. I’m scared of going in the water and it’s usually too cold for my taste - remember, I’m only 9lbs. But watching the waves keeps me entertained for hours.
Lake Michigan is a massive fresh water lake and if a wave splashes up on a boardwalk or pier we’re walking on, I like drinking it. It’s refreshing and tastes like fish. Sometimes I bark at the big dogs walking by. My mom doesn’t approve. I just need them to know that I may be little but I have street smarts. They don’t act like they care, but I know deep down they’re scared of me.
I highly recommend the beaches of Lake Michigan for any dog or human. The humans seem to enjoy laying on the beaches in their swimsuits as well as walking and jogging along the shore. I also see them out on boats and kayaks a lot. Some of the beach towns along Lake Michigan have nice bike and walking paths. There are also sand dunes to climb and hike over.
My mom is particularly drawn to beach towns that have restaurants and shops close to the beach itself. In Pentwater, for example, everything is within walking distance from each other. If you’re at the dog beach for a day, you can walk a short distance into town to get something to eat.
When I go to a beach, I always take my essentials with me. Okay, I’ll be honest, my mom takes them and I appreciate her for it!
Let me know if you visit a beach along Lake Michigan. I would love to hear about your adventures!
Until my next pawesome adventure,