Play at the Beach or go Christmas Shopping?

I’m not sure if there are many places in the world where you have the choice of whether to go Christmas Shopping or play at the Beach?

Here, in California, we’ve been having some great weather!  Last weekend it was 72F, so we went to my favourite Doggy town, Carmel.

There were even people in the sea – it was very busy!

Hmmmm - Play on the Beach or go Christmas Shopping?


It was a tough choice, but after a little while at the beach we headed for the shops!

Luckily, we went to the Pet Shop – my favourite – they even have an ‘Eat all you can grab Buffet!’ – Mum said it’s not a buffet, but the man in the shop said I was ok, so I tried to take full advantage of the nose level cookies!!  Tee Hee

Hi Doggies!! Oh, they're just Manequins, silly me!

Wow!! Mum said I had to be careful in this shop! I told my tail to be very still!! It's not easy you know.....

Phew! I'm all shopped out - wait, where did Mum go Dad?!


Shopping’s tiring work – maybe next time I’ll opt for building Sandcastles on the Beach?!  :)



  1. You must have a very well behaved tail going into a shop like that! My human looks terrified just thinking about bringing me into a shop :o) The beech looks fab though!
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    • Hi Alfie,

      Tails are pretty unpredictable aren’t they buddy?! Sometimes I tell my tail to stay still but then it gets all excited and starts waving at everyone!! Luckily, though, I didn’t hit anything – phew!! :)

      Have a fun weekend buddy,

      Snoops :)

  2. Hey Snoopy, no contest for us…beach all the way. The beach has water! But we are impressed that you went in that shop with all of the glass, (not sure we could have pulled that off).

    the 2 brown dawgs
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    • Hi Browndawgs,

      Yep, the water did look like lots of fun!! It was a tough decision!! I think the treats in the Pet Shop clinched it!! Tee Hee

      Have a fun weekend,

      Snoops :)

  3. I think you should give your tail a treat, Snoopy! It must be VERY well behaved tail if it was still enough to be in that one shop!
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    • Great idea Tucker’s Mom!!

      I don’t think my tail did get a treat – I’m gonna have to tell my Mum I need an extra one!! Tee Hee

      Have a fun weekend,

      Snoops :)

  4. I would pick playing at the beach every time :)
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    • Hi Jessica,

      So sorry I only just saw your comment – my spam was up to Mischief!! Doh!

      Yep, it was a tough choice between the Beach and Shopping, but I was lucky I got to do a bit of both! :)

      Have fun,

      Snoops :)

  5. Benny & Lily says:

    Agree, it was 80 here in So Cal, nutty
    Benny & Lily

  6. You’re so lucky to have shops you’re allowed to go into! I’m only allowed in the pet store – our area is not very dog-friendly. I’ll have to do something about that!

    By the way, visit our blog today if you have the chance – we’ve given you the Liebster Blog award! :)

    Have a great weekend!
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    • Hey Daisy,

      Yep, I think you should protest – imagine if everywhere was Dog friendly like in Carmel – now that would be cool!!

      Woohoo, I got an award? Thanks so much, I’m honoured – you’re so sweet!! :)

      Big wags,

      Snoops :)

  7. Snoopy what a fun time!!!! I would have chosen the beach AND shopping myself!

    That pet store looked AMAZING!!!! What kind of things did they sell there?

    Your Daddy is a super handsome guy but no surprise cause your Mommy is soooooooo pretty!!
    My Mom wishes she lived in California so she could go to the beach and shopping with your Mom and I would go too!

    Barks and licks and love, Dakota
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    • Yo Dakota,

      You’re so clever – yep, doing both sounds like lottsa fun, but I don’t know if I’d have had that much energy? Maybe I would if I could have spent longer at the buffet? Tee Hee

      Yeah, my Mum thinks Dad is super handsome too!! I think he’s nearly as handsome as me – Tee Hee :)

      You’re Mum’s right, if you lived here we could all go – how fun would that be buddy?!

      Big wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  8. I wish we could go to the beach! Those shops look like a lot of fun too though.
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    • Hi Roxy,

      I wish you could come to the beach too, we could play chase!! But hey, you do get to have lots of adventures in the countryside where you live, which look awesome!!

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  9. Carmel is one of my favorite places in the world. Snoopy has excellent taste in adventure spots.
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    • Hi Vicky,

      Isn’t Carmel just amazing – you’ll have to let me know when you’re visiting again and we can say Hi! :)

      It’s like going to ‘Dog Central’ when you go to Carmel – in fact if you don’t have a Dog with you, you look kind of out of place! :)

      Wags to Darby and the Cats,

      Snoops :)

  10. would be such a touch decision…especially for me…since we don’s have ocean beach or great shopping like THAT!

    love you photostory today:)

    hope you didn’t get all full of sand and needin’ another one of those baths!
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    • Hi Scrappy,

      Nope, the good thing about the sand is I managed to shake it all off – I’m pretty good at shaking!!

      Sorry you don’t have beach or shopping! I think I’m a lucky pup! :)

      Wags to you buddy,

      Snoops :)

  11. Love your blog today Snoops. It’s looking pretty good. I love shopping. I go a little crazy when my paws hit sand so….I am not allowed to go off-leash on a beach with people on it. I tend to run my fastest and steal little kids ice cream cones. I’m not proud of it, but it does happen. What can I say? I hate having to hold my tail still in the stores. It’s really hard and the people don’t know that. Hope you got your human something special for Christmas. They like stuff socks (then you can have fun with the gift too) and shoes. Happy Friday! Ruff!
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    • Hi Kootenai,

      You made me lol when you told me about stealing little kids ice cream!! I’m thinking that doesn’t go down too well?! Tee Hee – You little Mischief Maker too!!

      So, no off lead on the beach for you then buddy!! Doh!!

      Nope, I haven’t got my Mum anything for Christmas yet – hmmmmm, what to get her? Maybe I could give her a big hug? Oh, but you said it needs to be in a sock? It’s all very confusing!! :)

      Glad you enjoyed my post – that made my tail wag! :)

      Happy Friday Ruffs back to you buddy,

      Snoops :)

  12. I’ve never been to a beach–it sounds kind of scary!

    • Hey Rocco,

      Don’t worry buddy – it’s not scary, it’s all soft and kinda fluffy – a bit like me actually! :)

      Hope you’re having a fun weekend,

      Snoops :)

  13. Your mom is very brave to let you go in that store, we def wouldn’t be able to keep our tales still! BOL!!

    Great pics!
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    • Hi Miley and Maggie,

      Yep, sometimes it feels like are tails have their own mind and they’re not afraid to use it!! Doh!!

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  14. Snoopy Bud, you live a charmed life. First the beach, oh my, what I would give to have that great big swimmin hole so close. It is like you could swim forever. I could really dig that.

    then to get to be with your humans so much, even when you are in town. And that cool shop. My Vickie would have a stroke if she looked around and saw me in a store like that.

    I am pretty curious so I would be standin up to check everything out.

    I could cause a lot of damage in a store like that.

    I worship you “oh Snoopy Wan”

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    • Hey Bert,

      I’m guessing you don’t live too close to the beach then buddy?! Doh!! But you do live near lots of cool places with rivers and other fun stuff!! Yay!

      Tee Hee – Poor Vickie, we don’t want to give her a stroke dude!! Maybe if you went in you’d have to put your tail between your legs, just to be safe?! The cool thing about Carmel is that all the shop owners are really relaxed and welcoming to us pups, just as well cos nearly all the visitors have a Dog with them!! It’s awesome!! :)

      I worship you too Bert – I look up to you cos you’re a little older and wiser – but love that you have a puppy sense of humour!! :)

      Have fun buddy,

      Snoops :)

  15. Hi Snoopy!

    I am visiting QLD in Australia over our Summer Holidays and it will be sunny and hot there too!

    I would love to go to an all-you-can-grab petstore and eat lots of treats! Sounds super!

    Have a great day and see you again soon

    Gypsy ;-)

    • Hi Gypsy Ju,

      Sorry I missed your comment – my spam filter was up to Mischief – doh!!

      Sounds like you’re gonna have a great Summer – seems funny that your Summer is beginning when we’re going into Winter! :)

      Trust me, the eat all you can grab is pawsome!! Tee Hee

      Have a fun day,

      Snoops :)

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