Simon Boursaw and his beloved tennis ball; Old Mission Peninsula with East Bay in the background | Jane Boursaw Photo
Simon Boursaw and his beloved tennis ball; Old Mission Peninsula with East Bay in the background | Jane Boursaw Photo
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The Ultimate Air Dogs of the National Cherry Festival have nothing on Simon, a handsome Labrador Retriever whose life revolves around his beloved tennis ball.

Simon is a “summer holidayer” of the Old Mission Peninsula. His humans are Beth and Eric Boursaw, whose dad, George Boursaw, is Tim’s uncle. So I think that makes Simon our cousin.

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They spend a week or two on the OMP each summer, and Simon and his brother Perry spend a lot of time on the shores of East Bay frolicking in the water.

As is usually the case when I’m attempting to take photos of dogs, I get about one million shots of blurry fur and disappearing tails. But sometimes, I’m lucky enough to get one nice clear shot, like the one above.

Here’s another photo of Simon below, and one of Perry, who did not like the idea of standing still long enough for me to get a good picture.

If you have pets you’d love to see featured in Old Mission Gazette, email me a photo and some info about their breed, personality, etc. at [email protected].

Simon Boursaw on holiday on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Simon Boursaw on holiday on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Perry Boursaw on holiday on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Perry Boursaw on holiday on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo

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A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So I started my own newspaper.

Because Old Mission Gazette is a "Reader Supported Newspaper" -- meaning it exists because of your financial support -- I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks our way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the OMP. In a time when local news is becoming a thing of the past, supporting an independent community newspaper is more important now than ever.

To keep the Gazette going, click here to make a donation. Thank you so much for your support. -jb

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