I agree, Walter, the timing on the last one is perfect. Did you know that Long Beach had a dog park? I wonder if there are any others that I don't know about.
I can't imagine all the work that these owners must have to do to brush the sand out of the Golden's coats. But then, I don't remember all that much trouble when our pup came home from hiking along some stream (he'd always choose the route through the water, often laying down to cool off). The bigger problem was cleaning the mud out of the carpet in the back of the Wrangler.