Being the littlest dog in the bunch means having lots of energy, bursting at the seams with unbridled enthusiasm for each and every thing that comes along.
This is especially true at the beach. So much to see, so much to sniff, so much to taste... each thing always seeming new and exciting, each and every day.
All the exploring and sniffing and tasting can turn into a bit of a problem, though.
The big dogs have longer legs.
They've got that "Been There, Done That" attitude.
And they keep on walking, whether or not the puppy is keeping up. So sometimes when the puppy looks up from finding her latest treasure, she's the only one left on that stretch of beach!
A mad dash ensues to catch up with the group. Heaven forbid we lose our pack!
Puppy is always happiest within the safety of her pack. It doesn't stop her from digging for treasures and chewing on spider crabs, but now the Pokey Little Puppy is old enough to turn on the steam and catch up again.
Soon she'll be old enough to know we'll wait for her, no matter what.