Just two girls having fun…

Since AJ had to go away last week and the weather was due to be gorgeous for a couple of days (sunny, but cold) I decided to take Vivvy on a little adventure. I’d never taken her away without her beloved daddy before and did wonder if she might pine and get disoriented staying away from home for a night without AJ, but went for it anyway.

We headed to the coast which is about an hour’s drive from us. Vivvy’s not the best of travellers, but I plied her with the pet version of Rescue Remedy which seemed to keep her calm and reasonably relaxed.

Weston-super-Mare is a dog friendly town and I’d chosen a pet-friendly hotel and have to say it lived up to the description. The only place in the hotel off limits to dogs is the restaurant, but the staff set up tables in the bar for guests who wanted to keep their dogs with them during breakfast. Most people seemed to have taken up the offer because the bar was full next morning!

Vivvy loves the beach. We’d taken her to my mum’s coastal home many times but the beach there is all shingle, and this was Vivvy’s first encounter with miles of sandy seaside. She bounced around like a little lamb, so excited, then ran off to play with the other dogs, often returning to me as if to say “this is really fun and exciting, mum”. Ha!

Of course, there was the proverbial stick collecting, lying in any available pool of water, plus several deeply dug holes in the sand ๐Ÿ™‚

We were both totally pooped that night having walked the length of the beach (my fitbit clocked over 18,000 steps) and were both out for the count well before midnight. But then I was woken by a paw tapping my shoulder at 4.40am wanting the inevitable night-time trip outside. Duly wrapped up against the icy night, we headed down to reception where I apologised for them having to unlock the main doors, only to be told cheerily that it certainly wasn’t the first time that night they’d had to open the doors for four-legged residents!

After breakfast next morning we took another long walk on the beach before heading home. It turned out to be a great mini break for both us girls and I won’t hesitate to do it again. Vivvy proved once again that we can take her anywhere. She is such a good girl, well-behaved, and adaptable … even without her beloved daddy in tow ๐Ÿ™‚

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4 responses to “Just two girls having fun…

  1. Oh I so loved your blog. Vivvy is absolutely beautiful. And, the pictures were great but with a subject like Vivvy I’d think that is normal.

  2. First of all, 18,000 steps? You go, girl! That’s exceptional. Vivvy looks soooo happy. And you sound just as happy. I’m glad you got your girls getaway and that she did so well. There will be more in your future, I’m thinking.

  3. aww so sweet!! I’m glad you and Vivvy had a great time – girl time is always fun! And what a great hotel. I love it. The beach looks cold for sure. What a happy memory you two ladies made. Jillian

  4. Lovely blog and lovely photos of Vivvy. Sounds like you both had a great time in WsM. It’s good that some hotels welcome dogs. Lovely few days to remember. ๐Ÿ™‚

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