Once upon a time . . .
The Hefti family had a lonely Australian Shepherd named Duncan. Duncan was missing his buddy Andy, and didn't like being an only dog very well. So, the Mommy and the Daddy and the boys decided Duncan needed a NEW friend. His new friend arrived by plane on Aug. 29, 2001. The Hefti family named this new baby Merlin. In honor of Merlin's arrival, the Mommy's friend, Janet, came to visit them in Seattle. As a special treat while Janet was visiting, everyone packed up into the Big Black Van (including the lucky Aussies!) and took a trip to Alki Beach in West Seattle. This is the pictorial account of their fun day at the beach!