Life Update: Richard Visits Beatrice and Doggies

About a month ago I popped down to Southern California on a whim to visit Beatrice and the doggies and stayed a week. Here’s what went down, in pictures and video.

Beatrice and I went to lunch on the Oceanside marina.


We walked the dogs on the beach at Del Mar.


I discovered The Cave of Virginity Lost.


We did LOTS of dog walking.


I took a walk on the beach in “The Land of the Free.”


Beatrice cared about birds, not just dogs.


I started to make a sandwich, Jambon Beurre.


I kept making it.


I finished it.


We shopped motorhome RVs and that’s the one I want for nomadic life.


Don’t let your brains fall out. “Sometimes, all it takes is one PRAYER to change everything.”


We walk even more on the beach, with the doggies.

There’s more. No more than a mile or so from her place is an iFly franchise. So, I took her over, on me, and then induced her to buy a package of 10 more flights. She’s a natural. She took instruction and was solid. I don’t listen and so, my video has me bouncing all over the place.

And finally, on the drive back, I give you a political shitstorm about the Kavanaugh Senate Confirmation hearings.

I think that’s about it.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More


  1. VW on November 19, 2018 at 13:26

    Reconcile, motherfucker!

  2. VW on November 19, 2018 at 13:26

    I say that in earnest, by the way. ^

  3. Kathy Hall on November 19, 2018 at 14:24

    Have you been affected by the fires….I’ve been worried about you…my son is visiting from San Francisco because of the horrible air quality even the schools closed…

  4. Dog on November 19, 2018 at 19:36

    This post makes me happy.

  5. Gassman on November 19, 2018 at 20:17

    I love it. Yes, do more of these vids.

  6. Natasha on November 19, 2018 at 23:14

    Yay! Hi Bea! Hi doggies! 🙂 I’ve so enjoyed seeing you guys over the years.

    Me…. I’m recovering from cancer surgery. My husband is looking after me. My doggie, is sleeping beside me. I was blindsided. I do believe that cancer is a problem of metabolism. But I’ve also had so much stress these past few years. I was on the right track. I went to the doctor but they dismissed my symptoms. I’m going to be ok. I’m researching successful non toxic treatments.

    Be kind to each other.

    • Richard Nikoley on November 20, 2018 at 08:14

      Is that a rattie, Natasha? If so, must be a male, because they’re the most needy and cuddly. Our female, “Nuke The Cat,” is as aloof as a cat.

      Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  7. Gary Snow on November 20, 2018 at 03:59

    Richard – I live 20 miles south of Oceanside – Good to see you here!

  8. GEORGENE HARKNESS on November 22, 2018 at 18:43

    I like this. Hope you do more!

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