Ben and Cody Mandeberg
Carmel in California is a wonderland for dogs - like doggy DisneyLand. The ocean beach is off leash and many of the restaurants take dogs and treat them like kings, while their humans eat wonderful food. There's lots of butt sniffing and ohhing and ahhing at all the different dogs.
The Cypress Hotel (founded by Doris Day) has a great bar where everyone brings their dogs. Family dogs that will eat anything given them. Old widows and divorcees from San Diego with dogs that must look like their ex-husbands, and gay couples with very well behaved dogs. Our dog Cody loves it all....as do we.
Here's Cody at the beach with Ben (our son). The stick and the ocean waves are the center of attention. The throwing and chasing are very serious, both entailing a dance of dodging and head fakes.