Thank God it's Friday. All weeks are not created equal and this one being orientation week was the sign of a long semester ahead. Here we go again. It was also Winkle's half birthday which was celebrated with a trip to the vet for a heartworm injection. It was a big needle and she was a brave girl. Coming out the other side of such things deserves a reward and there is no better reward for dogs and their humans than a trip to the beach. A real beach would have involved Friday afternoon traffic something neither human nor canines would have appreciated, so Nudgee Beach it was. The fur babies were not complaining in fact we all enjoyed the experience very much. My plan is to make a trip to a beach, any beach, as regularly as possible perhaps most if not every Friday afternoon. In a world where it's survival of the fittest, hitting the sand gives me a fighting chance.