Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Day of Firsts

Bunny here at the keyboard again with more stories from my trip.

Yesterday morning dawned bright and clear without a cloud in the sky.  The weather was perfect.  So, Mom said we'd start the day with my first trip to the ocean.  I cannot begin to tell you how exciting it was!  Mom took my long line and my hiking collar and I wore my harness. 

As we walked over the sand dune and I inhaled the ocean air, I can't begin to tell you how the energy coursed through my body.  I just wanted to run and play in the waves forever.  Mom caught a picture of the first time I saw the ocean.  After I played for a while, we started to walk up the beach.  We stopped and Mom shook the sand out of her sandals and put my prettier collar back on along with my regular leash. 

Then we walked down to Sharkey's for breakfast.  There were Greyhounds everywhere in town.  Eating at Sharkey's is a tradition for Greyhounds Reach The Beach weekend, too, so we had to go.  Mom's bagel tasted pretty good.  Lots of people fussed over me and told me how cute I was and commented on how tiny I am and what an unusual color I am.  I could get used to all this attention.

After that, we did some shopping.  I found all kinds of great swag.  Mom got me the greatest new bed that I can't wait to try out, but we have to get pillows for it when we get home.  I also drooled over the sting ray skin collar at Long Dog Leather again, but Mom said it was too expensive.  I hope I can wear her down before somebody else buys it.  We got a little tired, so we came back to the hotel and did a little resting.

After a short rest, we were off to Rehoboth for more shopping and to walk on the boardwalk.  Then we went to Grotto Pizza, another Dewey tradition.  The people at the restaurant are so nice that they even have red pawprint-shaped water bowls for dogs to drink out of while their people are eating.  Not only that, but the food there was to drool for!  I helped Mom eat a little of her boli.  DJ helped his mom eat some of hers, too. 

After that, we headed off to the ice cream social.  There were a lot of Greyhounds there, and all the ice cream was for us!  Actually, it was frozen yogurt, which I thought was even better.  Mine was so good that I decided to help DJ with his. 

I'm not sure if there can be anything better than all this, but I will be out looking around more today to find out.  I have my paws crossed that I will get to go back to the ocean!

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  1. Woo have some PAWESOME weather!

    I hope woo've been looking fur my floof!

    We LOVE your pikhs!


  2. Wowee, what a lovely beach and such blue sky, looks like Greyhound heaven to me. I'm not surprised you enjoyed your first visit to the beach, Bunny. I hope it's not your last. Good luck with the sting ray skin collar, I'd love to see it on you:-) Can't imagine what it looks like! Sounds like you're all having a blast!

  3. Did you have a paddle? Was the water warm? Here the sea is so cold now.

    So glad you are all having such a fab time.

  4. It looks like you are having a fabu time!!

    Lu-Lu & Lucius

  5. You are a lucky girl. People food bites and frozen yogurt!!! and the beach!!! How did you like getting wet or did you get wet? Keep up the fun.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  6. Beach and Pizza Bones! We are so deprived. Oh, wait, we did have the beach, but we still don't have pizza bones. Hu-dad mutters something about having to order a pizza just for all of us - and we do not see what the problem with that is.

  7. Apparently DJ knows what to do with pizza! You are having a most excellent adventure.


  8. Wow, looks like you've been having a wonderful time. We all miss you. Bunny may need to wear protective gear when she gets back. Morgan is going to be crazy. mr. taleteller

  9. I loved seeing and reading every bit of this post, Bunny. Thanks very much from us to your Mom for her getting that great pic of you as you first met the ocean. It must've been a very special moment for you.

  10. Oh Bunny, the sea looks so calm and beautiful.

    What a fabulous day you had with DJ and the pizza sounds so yoummy!!!

  11. Oh Bunny you and DJ are just havin a BLAST. I think it is very much nice of you to share this special time with your mom. She prolly doesn't appreciate as much as YOU do though.
    LOVE that Paw Print water bowl.

  12. It's greyt to see you having so much fun. Can't wait to see the rest of your adventure!

  13. What a lovely time! Doggy vacations don't get a lot better than that, I don't think.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  14. Bunny, you look just so lovely in your pretty pink collar. We are so jealous you got to go to the ocean. That is something we would love to do one day.

    It was so nice of that restaurant to let you have some cushions to lie on while you were having lunch. We love ice cream AND yougurt too.

    So what's next on the big Reach the Beach weekend?

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  15. Bunny, I have to ask - Is DJ your boyfriend? He sure is cute...

    An ice cream social for dogs! Pawsome! When we lived in New England, an ice cream stand used to have free ice cream for dogs. We drove an hour to get there on weekends. What fun!

    Finally, I gotta say - you are such a fashion hound! You even change your collar *during* a hike! Wow - I am so impressed!

    Finally (again), we are so jealous about visiting the ocean you lucky greyhound!

  16. Oh Bunny, I got chills when I saw that picture of you seeing the ocean for the first time. My mom LOVES the ocean (both) and has told me all about them. Our dream is take a trip together to the Atlantic Ocean. She says I would love it - cause I really love the water, etc.

    Your pal, Pip

  17. My oh my. Can life get any better for a greyhound ? Or for its folks ?

  18. Looks like an awesome day! Great photos. :)

  19. Lovely photo of you at the beach, and you get to taste that great food, wish I was there with you.
    See Yea George xxx

  20. Looks like you're having lots of fun! One of these years, we should do that. Or Gettysburg.

  21. Wow it looks like the bestest time! I hope I get to eat at a restaurant sometime.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  22. Oh yeah, that collar looks really pretty with your furs!

  23. Isn't the ocean fabulous? We love our trips to the beach. Hope you get to get back to the water. :)
    The Ridlon Hounds

  24. I is so jealous. My human never takes me any place cool like that. Oh, and the restrants around here are not dog friendly like that. Sasha, the dachshund.

  25. NO Fair, NOOO Fair!! As a little Cavalier I can't just reach over the table to eat off the plate. You Great Danes are wonderous animals. Glad your vacation was filled with fun and FOOD!!
    <3 Miss Kodee @Bark'n About

  26. Oh we are total jello's!! We loves yous trip pho-toes!!! And Mommy was laughing so hard at 'da pho-toe of Morgan eyeballing 'da pizza wits her tongue outs!!!

    Next time.. has Lilac's man port us 'deres in his ships so we's can has some of 'dat Pizza too!!!
    hee hees

    'da Josie, IzZY and Anakin Man (s'up lady's)

  27. Dear Bunny,
    You are now officially a BEACH BUNNY! Yay!
    Looks like everyone is having a fantastic time, shopping, eating, sightseeing. So much fun and lots of greyhounds. What's not to like? Hope you get to return to the beach. Just watch out for jellyfish!

  28. Bunny!
    What a day! Going to the beach and see the ocean for the first time sure was awesome, right?
    Meeting lots of friends. Shopping. Eating yummy food and of course the ice cream!
    I hope you could go there again today!
    Kisses and hugs

  29. Oh, this is your first Dewey! It's awesome isn't it? We loved going to Sharkey's and always got an egg sandwich with bacon. And the ice cream social was always a highlight :). Hope you bring home lots of cool new stuff :D.

  30. miss bunny,
    what an awesome day!! isn't the ocean just the bestest? were you a little scared of the waves at first?
    all this super delish food you are showing us is makin' my tummy rumbly. time to go find my mama for a snack. teehee.

    the booker man

  31. OMD you is hasing the bestest time! Now I is full of jellyness. BTW, did you taste that oshun water? EWWWWW! I did one time. *spit* *gag* *gasp* *drool* *ACK!*

  32. Great photos! Looks like everyone had a great time:-)

  33. Your FIRST TRIP to the ocean!!! Such a memorable day I'm sure :) Feels so good to get your paws wet...

    "The first time I ever saw the ocean, I was real disappointed. "That's the ocean?!" I said. No, said Mom and Dad, that's just the parking lot. When we pulled into the lot, I was real disappointed in it. It was hard to find a spot, and the spaces seemed way too narrow, in my book. The ocean was okay, I guess, but I still can't get over how disappointing that parking lot was."
    -Jack Handey Quote

  34. Looking good as a beach bunny. And tell DJ pawsome tongue action on that plate. Have a super time! Looks so fun.


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