How about a little lighter story from our beach week trip before Kodiak’s accident?  This is one we promised to tell when posting about our visit with Kody and Nia (and humans David and Linda).  We visited Palmetto Islands County Park and had a blast.  Let’s let the pictures tell the story.

Our hosts were Nia (background) and Kody.

We loved all of the board walks through the marsh.

And, of course, the great game of bump each other off the boardwalk.

Qannik was confused why humans would not want to swim at the park just because of a few alligators.

Natasha showed great interest in what else was there.

Lots and lots of these.

A close up of one of the thousands and thousands of fiddler crabs.

Nia was a crab hunter extraordinaire and loved showing off her skills.

Though she did jump straight up from the one peril of crab hunting - crab claw to the nose.

We all had a great time at the park.

Rusty, too, just from his usual walking position.

Rusty even learned to drink from a water bottle.

Thanks Nia (and Kody and David and Linda) for showing us a great new park.

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  1. Sagira on October 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Crab hunting looks like so much fun. 🙂

  2. Ryker on October 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Crabs! Wow does that look like fun! I want to hunt some crabs too!

  3. houndstooth on October 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Ha ha! Those crabs can be tricky, that’s for sure. Now that’s Rusty’s learned to drink from a water bottle, can operating heavy equipment be far behind?

  4. Piappies World on October 9, 2011 at 11:20 am

    That’s a lot of crabbies! Nia and Kody as such good hosts.

    Thanks for sharing this fun adventure with us.

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie (Tabby, too)

  5. carolyn on October 9, 2011 at 8:56 am

    What talent Nia has! I wish I had some crabs for dinner!

  6. Khyra on October 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Mom wonders if Nia will take khare of pikhking the khrabs fur her –

    Thanks fur sharing these special memories!

    PeeEssWoo: Dear Thundering Herd GIRLZ – please stop by my blog on Sunday – I have a khwestion fur the three of woo!

  7. HUSKYS RULE on October 8, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Nia’s crab hunting tours are available….call for reservations!!!!!! LOL!!!!! Teaching Rusty that he doesn’t need a bowl to drink water was fun!!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  8. NCMountainwoman on October 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    What a great experience to be among those crawling crabs! I hope no one was actually bumped off the boardwalk. The smell of the marshes lasts a long time.

  9. brooke & darwin on October 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    crab hunting! how fun!

  10. The OP Pack on October 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    What a fun time for all! Your friends are so handsome too. We think we might all enjoy that knock-somepup-off-the-boardwalk game too:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. Rumpy Drummond on October 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    What great pics! So who won the match with the crab? woo woo woo!

  12. Kari on October 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Be careful of the pinchers


  13. rottrover on October 8, 2011 at 11:51 am

    OOOWWWWWW Crab to the nose!!

  14. The Ao4 on October 8, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Alligators? Or Zimsta-Gators? Ha roo roo roo!!!
    Hey, Nia’s got a pickle nose like Dave!!
    That looks like a great place to explore!
    Play bows,

  15. kate on October 8, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Wow that looks like fun. We were supposed to go to the beach today, and stupid care tire when flat ugh! I hope you guys didnt get to many crab boo boos

  16. Ina in Alaska on October 8, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Fun! Look out for those gators!!!!

  17. Sam on October 8, 2011 at 9:24 am

    How fun! I wonder what our boys would do if they ever met a crab?


  18. Painter Pack on October 8, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Wowzers!!!! Nia is brave for fightin’ dem crabs! I think I would have just ran!!!

    Thank woo for sharing!


  19. norwood on October 8, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Woos are so lucky Nia and Kody showed you the best crab catching spot. Natasha probably had them all lined in formation.
    PS- glad no one got pushed in for gator meat.

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