For real, how could you not let dogs run free on the beaches without the possibility of a hefty fine? No real beaches in LA allow dogs - but everyone does it. Which is great - 'til you get a fine. Minka gets a taste of the Pacific several times a day. She's dead asleep one minute, then the next, she's literally bounding down the sandy beach - digging a hole to China, chasing other dogs, testing the waters, discovering piles of seaweed, and racing after her favorite orange ball.
The minute we come into contact with a fresh ocean breeze, she's hanging her head out the truck window, sniffing the salty air. Her super sonic puppy instincts the second we're back in the confines of the marina and can't wait to prance the promenade.
So, for all the puppy glee - why the ban? Just allow dogs everywhere. So many people have them. Why are they made to feel like they are doing something illegal when they head to the beach? Unreal.
That's yet another reason why Mexico is the place to be. Down in Cerritos, where we go surfing, dogs play in the same warm water the surfers play in. They run wild with joy - swimming, exploring, lounging, and straight up smiling.