Poor Ava was not herself, for two weeks her parents have been stressed, the house has been dark, and she has had none of her usual doggie beach time. What is going on? While our pets sense the weather & know there is something wrong, Ava had no sense of the devastation hurricane Sandy unleashed on her favorite place in the world. Finally the roads opened & we were able to get to the beach; she was thrilled and excitedly pacing in the back seat of the car for the entire drive.
We, the regular visitors to Manasquan’s doggie beach, have seen what Mother Nature can do. Over the years storms have trashed the trees and made changes in the shoreline’s topography, but nothing like the impact of Sandy. Along with natural ocean and air disruption there are immense man-made intrusions. There are tons of debris washed up on the beach, full sections of docks and decks, an oil tank and several propane tanks oh so much more!
Ava is happy to be free in the sand and surf. She notices none of the trash, running and smiling, full of joy and happy to forget the last two weeks in the dark and living in the moment. Being a good mommy I know I need to help fix doggie beach. I have no idea how or when but we, the locals, need to help restore our doggie children’s playground. Everywhere you go there are people talking of helping, but most of us don’t know where to start, here is something WE can do. Please post ideas & connections here lets work together to restore the shore . . . . starting with Doggie Beach for our babies & our own need to do SOMETHING!