Hagen's Cove is a public park just north of the picturesque town of Steinhatchee, Florida.
It's a long way from just about anywhere, but that's a plus in my book.
The park allows the public access to a large shallow bay on the Gulf.
The size and shallowness of this bay is what makes it such a dog friendly place. You can spread out with your pups and not be a bother to the dogless folks.
We kept our furry companions close leashed as we walked out past the shoreline sunbathers and waders.
Once we were far out in the bay, yet still in clear knee deep water, we let those doggies run!
But enough of my view, I'll let the dogs tell the story. It was their day in the sun after all...
|Bear: "Well, at first we were on the leash, and it was fun and all, but little did I know we would be leashless in just a few moments.|
I led the way of course, being senior in command."
|"FREEDOM! FOLLOW ME PUPS!"|
|"We were like a pack of wolves, ...SEAWOLVES!"|
Coquina: "Let me tell the story Bear, ... remember the shark?
Bear: "Yes, that kind of freaked you out."
|Coquina: "We were all having fun and then Peanut's Momma Emma casually pointed out a shark swimming between us."|
Peanut: "Heh, I'll never forget the look on your face Coquina! Priceless... "
|"Run away, Run away!"|
Bandit: "It was just a bonnet shark, but any excuse for a run is a good one!"
|Coquina: " At least I didn't go hug my Momma afterwards Bandit."|
Bandit: "Hugging your Daddy is pretty much the same thing, Coquina."
|Bear: "It was a fun splashy day, even if Emma would not let me eat that hermit crab she found."|
Peanut: "It was awesome, even if we all drank too much saltwater... right Coquina? ..."
Coquina: "I only threw up about a gallon back on shore Nut!"
|Bandit: "After a while, we were all worn out and just floated around chilling on a beautiful day. My legs are kind of short, so I did more floating than the rest of you."|
|Coquina: "Back on shore, we releashed, but I didn't mind much, because I was so tired and thirsty.|
Bear: We went through a gallon of water pretty fast. More bowls next time Humans!"