I finally got a longer walk and we went briefly to the beach. Thank goodness. I miss the smell of sea air and the sound of the waves. Anticipation is killing me---I will be going to a dog park for the first time since being sick. I cannot wait. My parents can't wait either. I have been driving them batty with my restless nights. I woke up Mommy again at 1am and I couldn't settle down till about 3:30am. She even put me inside my crate for a few minutes. I knew she wouldn't let me stay there the rest of the night. She's not that cruel. I was scratching the door and was sort of whimpering. ;-) Ok, I admit it, I'm a bit of a spoiled brat. I met a couple of fatties on different days---a Chihuahua and a Bulldog. Both dogs could barely walk. The Chihuahua did not want to play with me. The Bulldog is about 30 lbs overweight. Both owners said that they are on a diet and have restricted them from human food. Anyhoo, I was just so excited to see a couple of dogs.