Our plan for today (Saturday) was to do some things in Seattle that Satchel could also do. Unforunately, though, we couldn't leave in the morning since we had to take Satchel to the vet at 11:30. (Poor guy has what I can only imagine is a rather unpleasant infection...I'll leave it at that.) So while Shawn was at CrossFit, Mom and I chatted and played with Satchel. At one point, he left us alone in the living room, and after a few minutes, I realized it was very quiet. Too quiet. This is what I found:
I'm pretty sure that Satchel was stuck under the futon. He didn't come out when I sat next to him, and he didn't follow me when I left and called him. I even got a treat and held it out, and he still didn't come (and I'm pretty sure I heard a whimper at one point). Fortunately, we've taught Satchel the "ninja" command. It's basically an "army crawl" on his belly when we say "Ninja!" When I gave him the command, he ducked his head and crawled on out. I think the issue before was that his collar was getting caught on the futon frame.
Anyways...after the brief vet visit, we headed out to West Seattle and Alki Beach. We went to Spud for fish and chips (which is also where we ate on Valentine's Day this year), and we wandered along the beach for awhile. This was definitely the nicest day we've ever been to Alki...normally it's been drizzly and/or cool when we've been there. Today was sunny and in the upper 80s, so it was actually pretty crowded. I only took a few pictures, but here you go!
And finally...for whatever reason, this sign on the road that runs next to Alki Beach always makes me laugh: