Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Daisy’s Big Weekend Adventure!

What a gorgeous summery weekend we had! Can you guess where we took Daisy for her first big summer adventure?

You got it – the beach! But not just any beach – this is an amenities-free beach and a nature preserve, a completely natural peninsula along our coast. No noisy boardwalk games, no oily fried smells filling the air, no man-made attractions detracting from nature’s beauty.

This was Daisy’s first time on a beach, and we were so excited to see how she’d react to the sand, the new salty-sea smells, the water, and all the other new discoveries.

Why is all that water rushing toward me? Is that a giant bathtub??

What’s that over there?

Needless to say, she LOVED it!

This is one happy pup! 😀

What a great time we all had! Daisy was constantly on the alert, chasing birds while they flew overhead, testing the salt water, checking out the sand (and deciding it wasn’t so tasty after all!), and investigating the newness of it all.

This is SO cool!

I’ll be posting more pictures of the great birds and other natural beauties of this place soon! 🙂

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All Harnessed Up And Ready To Go!

Daisy loves going to new places, and we wanted her to be as safe as possible in this world of crazy drivers. So I did some research and decided that a car harness is the safest way to protect our little travelin’ pup.

I read that you should use the harness several times on short trips to get the dog used to it, because they generally don’t take to it right away. Well, we tried the harness out for the first time this weekend – I think Daisy rather liked the open-air experience, what do you think? 😉

This is much better than my puppy travel crate! I feel like a person!

“Thrilled” is the word that came to mind! She was SO happy and tried out all kinds of sitting, standing, and lying positions, always with that same happy puppy-pant.

I'm so happyyyyyyyy!

I was shocked to read in a Blog Paws article that there are still a lot of people who drive with their dogs on their laps – while they’re driving! Just take a look in the article at what the AAA (American Automobile Association) says happens to dogs of different weights who are unrestrained by a car harness – it’s terrifying. You’d think that would be enough to convince pet owners to keep their pet as safe as they keep their children.

Anyway, since our first 10-minute drive with Daisy was such a success, we’re going to increase that travel time. We also have a seat protector which we’ll use on our next trip because we know this time we’ll be taking Daisy out to explore. (Isn’t it funny how Daisy’s coloring just happens to match my car interior? LOL!) 🙂

Where are we going next??

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Making New Friends

We’ve been introducing Daisy to our friends one by one, a little at a time, so she wouldn’t get overwhelmed. Of course, she has to initially meet them outside because she tends to piddle with excitement with new people!

This weekend we took her to our friends’ home nearby, and we were shocked when we opened her travel crate and she dashed into it before we could even get her harness on! She was so excited at the thought of a trip!

She always yaps and whimpers while traveling in the car – we figure she’s probably anxious to get wherever we’re going, kind of like kids always asking, “are we there yet??” – but this time she only did that a little bit and then calmed down.

She absolutely LOVED our friends’ beautiful back yard, it’s not too big but they’ve turned it into a garden paradise with flower gardens, veggie gardens, beautiful bird houses, a small fountain, a bird bath, a patio barbecue area, swimming pool, and more. It’s like a calming suburban oasis tucked into a line of homes. Daisy went nuts saying “hello” to everyone, then enjoyed exploring the new yard, with all its new fragrances and sights. And our friends just went gaga over her too! Great day for everyone!

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