Visiting the dog park is like visiting an interactive science museum–you never know what you’re going to find.
Sometimes it’s funny.
Other times it’s bizarre.
And sometimes, quite like exhibits that to go on forever, you wish you’d gone somewhere else.
Today was one of those days.
As Roxy and I prepared to walk down our usual path, we stopped dead in our tracks.
In front of us, on a bench, surrounded by dog poop, was a couple going at it like the world was coming to an end in 60 seconds.
Should we turn back?
Walk by and pretend not to see them?
I figure, if you’re putting on a show, it’s up to me whether I want to be an audience member.
Or photograph your display of inappropriate public display of affection.
Imagine my dismay upon realizing I’d left my camera at home.
I nearly stomped my foot in frustration.
However, this brought to mind some shots I had taken this summer in Spain.
Excited at the prospect of sharing these with you, I prompted Roxy to relieve herself just two feet from the gasping for air Romeo and Juliet, and rushed home.
As I clicked through the photos, I smiled as I remembered sitting on the beach with the Daughter, our point and shoots ready; scouting for test subjects.
Like paparazzi lying in wait, we crouched under our beach umbrella, snapping photos of couples who felt compelled to share their love with the world.
It mattered not that it was 96 degrees Farenheit, or that they weren’t getting paid for their performance.
Every day there were eager candidates willing to make the throngs on the beach a part of their spectacle.
So what were we supposed to do?
Witness PDA’s day in and day out and not document the process of socialization taking place before our eyes?
I don’t think so.
The way I see it, our lives are never private.
Every day we run the risk of being featured on YouTube, someone’s blog, or as an “extra” in someone’s photograph.
You just never know.
So as a tribute to those who don’t care who witness their PDA’s, I give you some of the people who might have inspired a bartender to name a drink, “Sex on the beach.”