Happiness is Carmel Beach, Friends, and Day One Dogs
Katrina, the 9 year old Malamute, is a founding member of Day One Dogs. You will find Katrina and her owner, Ron, every day at Carmel Beach in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA (shown in the video on the right). The inseparable duo walk the beach and Pebble Beach Golf Links each morning logging 6-8 miles for their morning exercise, which typically begins at 5 AM. The bond these two share is wonderful to see and is strengthened by their love of walks.
While traveling recently, I flipped through an in-flight magazine and came across a story by Ada Limon in which Carmel was described as "a kind of canine nirvana." So true. If you are not familiar with Carmel, it is home to Doris Day's pet friendly Cypress Inn and a charming town welcoming of 4-legged companions. Just down from the Inn you will find spectacular Carmel Beach. Dogs are able to run, play, and frolic off leash....and it is a beautiful thing. We love to come across beaches that still allow dogs off leash and wish there were more.
The next time you are in Carmel, keep an eye out for Katrina and Ron, say hello to your new friends, let your dogs play, and you will see happiness.