Hanging Out With Alex, Our Senior Dog, in Malibu Beach, MA


malibu beach ma1This weekend we went to Malibu Beach, Dorchester Shore Reservation, to enjoy the beautiful day we were having on Saturday.  One thing we didn’t do while living in Maryland was explore the area and we don’t want to make the same mistake again, therefore little by little we’ll be exploring Massachusetts.  My two models didn’t seem interested in posing for me, then again, maybe they were striking a pose for the camera and I thought otherwise.

Alex, "Moms, look at the water."
Alex, “Moms, look at the water.”

Alex seemed to be enjoying herself while looking at this beautiful view.  Cynthia, on the other hand, had a different idea about fun.

malibu beach ma3Cynthia was doing her best to engage Alex on a game of chasing, but Alex just walked behind Cynthia as if saying, “Mom, what are you doing?  I don’t want to run.”

Cynthia, "Alex, chase me."  Alex, "Ok., but I am not having fun."
Cynthia, “Alex, chase me.” Alex, “Ok., but I am not having fun.”

Did Alex’s body language deter Cynthia?  Of course not.  She kept trying until I told her to let her be since I don’t want Alex to run because of her ACL injury.  We removed the brace so it wouldn’t get wet if Alex got in the water, and she only wears it for support.  She doesn’t limp any longer.

malibu beach ma7Anyway, after all that excitement, we put the brace back on, and Alex took a nap while we sat down and talked.  One thing you need to remember, if you have a senior dog, is to not over do it.  Alex can easily walk 30 straight minutes, but we take frequent breaks.  We also carried water, treats, poop bags, etc.  You can still have a good time with your senior dog, Alex just turned 13 this May, but keep in mind that your dog needs to go at a slower pace.  Enjoy your weekend!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. We used to go to the Cape with our dogs when we lived in NYC but never made it to Malibu, MA. It looks terrific. Nothing better than a day at the beach with the pups.

    1. Marcela says:

      If you ever get a chance, I’d suggest you go. It was beautiful and the people with and without dogs are very nice.

  2. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. 13?! Wow, that’s pawsome; Alex looks terrific! 🙂

    1. Marcela says:

      Lol. Yes, we did have a great time. Unbelievable, but yes my girl is 13. I will pass on your compliment to Alex. Thanks.

  3. wow what a fabulous place :o) it’s great that dogs are allowed on the beach in Ma :o)

    1. Marcela says:

      Actually they are not, but while walking in that area, I met a few pet parents and they told me about an area where dogs could go without bothering humans.

  4. fredrieka says:

    wish I could be there it is cold her in the 50 ‘s momwithioutpaws would not mind being there

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