Pawabunga – Hang Ten, Shredding and Wipeout! That’s surfing talk, and you know what? I’m a surfer girl. Well, maybe that’s not 100% correct, but then I’m a fun-loving yellow Labrador, what do I know about numbers other than I don’t think my human ever gives me enough of those yummy CANIDAE Bakery Snacks. I digress, so back to the topic. I’ve been surfing, and I wanted to tell you all about it. Yeah that’s right, dogs can surf, and we’re pretty good at it! Humans call it Hang Ten, but to us dogs it is called Hang Twenty. I don’t know why it is called Hang Twenty because when I look at my pretty little doggie toes I can only count four toes on each paw, but that’s just what they say.
I love the outdoors and I love doing fun things with my human every day. It’s my job to keep things fresh and exciting. CANIDAE has a motto: “Healthy People – Healthy Pets.” So when my human said, “Elle, you are a talented Labrador. I bet you would like surfing so let’s try it.” I replied, “It sounds like fun, but what is surfing?” Turns out surfing is done at the dog beach. I like the beach, what’s not to like? This sounds good so far.
Humans hold dog surfing competitions at several dog beaches in Southern California. We decided to go to the one at Huntington Beach California, Surf City USA. We entered the contest and a portion of the entry fee was to be donated to Save the Dog Beach Charity. I liked that idea. We packed up the car with beach stuff for humans and dogs, including plenty of fresh water because the water in the ocean is salty and from personal experience I can truly say it tastes yucky, but do you want to know a secret? Every dog has to try drinking the ocean water even though we know it will come right back up. I don’t know why, we just do it. BOL.