So if you follow me on Twitter (@1stworlddogB) or Facebook than I’ve probably been making you pretty jealous with my holiday snaps this week.
Mum took the opportunity of a quieter week with work and we headed down the coast with some friends for a few days.
Thought it was all looking pretty good for the car trip when we set off…
Except that toddler decided I should be cup holder…
But once we got there it was all good…
The place we stayed, Baywinds, we have been to before so mum knew what to pack for me. Obviously it was a dog friendly place (just need an ok from Willa the owner prior but we have never had an issue) but like most places they ask us pets are not to be on the lounges or beds. So if you have seen any of my photos from home than I am usually found on either the lounge or bed. Mum has found a solution to this when we go away…. The toddlers foam lounge. Easy to pack (in fact I was laying on it in the car) and I find it a suitable alternative…. Hope toddler doesn’t want it back.
For anyone who doesn’t have a toddler they can steal from than these things are usually found at a KMart or BigW kinda shop.
The only downside of this place is that there is no grass area for me. Positive is that mum didn’t bring away the agility jumps like last time. To be honest it really doesn’t matter as the beach is right across the road and the road is a very quiet dead end street (helpful as I have decided to ignore the word heel). A dog friendly beach. Officially off leash before 8am and after 4pm but we were the only people on the beach most of the time (so we bent the timeframes a bit… Sups this might be a bit stricter in busier periods). So during ‘family time’ down there I helped with sand castles (well dug holes) and played lifeguard (have developed this habit of not liking mum, toddler or any human in my pack to go out in the water further than my feet can touch the bottom. While completely capable of swimming it is tiring continually swimming out to check on them, as I do, so instead I stand paw deep and back at them to come back in to safety).
Outside of ‘family time’ at the beach I also enjoyed morning walks around the bay… Lots of rabbits to chase…
And sunset walks along the beach with mum once toddler was in bed…
After all this playing down the beach a highlight of the house we were staying was the outdoor shower WITH hot water… Ohhhhh yeah. Now that is the way to get sand out of the fur….
And then time for a snooze on the deck…
So good call mum… Luvin a little beach holiday. With summer officially over here in Sydney enjoying these beach days while the weather is still warm… Don’t think I would make much of a snow dog.
Hope you have enjoyed my holiday snaps.
That looks fabulous!! I’m jealous of the beach time.
Love it down there. Also admit to enjoying catching up on my sleep back home.
You remind me of the golden retriever Donna met at the beach… the only difference is the goldie spent the whole afternoon barking at us on the sand to go into the water to play with her! Haha! Poor thing.
Playing with other dogs in the water is fine. Just don’t like my family to be out past where my paws touch :o)
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This looks wonderful! We’ll put it on our (ever-growing) list of places we want to visit 🙂