If you’re a regular reader here then you’ll know that we have two dogs – Buddy and Monty…
This is Buddy, who’s our nine-year-old Bichon Frise. He loves a good cuddle but hates carrier bags, wet grass, long grass, rain, walks and most of all Monty.
Monty is our (almost) two-year-old Bichon / Shih Tzu cross and he loves everything. Especially Buddy. 😉
When it comes to holidays, we’ve always left them at home which is easy for us as we have a lovely lady who comes and stays in our house and looks after them – better than we do judging by how excited they both get when they see her arrive with her big bag!
It’s really reassuring that we know they’re happy while we’re away and definitely makes it easier for me to relax – especially when I get the off photo of them having fun at home but lately I’ve been wondering if we could book a holiday somewhere that we could take the dogs along with us.
I feel like it would be a totally different kind of holiday if we did take them along with us, much more relaxing with less time doing ‘stuff’ and more time just chilling out together.
I already know exactly where we’d go…
I’d take them to the Lake District because it’s near enough to us that they won’t drive us mad in the car and when we get there, there’s plenty of beautiful areas to explore with them.
In my head, a holiday with the dogs would mean leisurely breakfasts in the beautiful quaint cottage that we’d hire for the week (which would obviously be in an idyllic setting perfect for taking photos) and after we’d cleared up, we’d go out for the day with the dogs. We’d explore the lovely towns and go on walks with them through the picturesque countryside and then after a tea sitting outside a pub in the sunshine, we’d go back to the cottage and play board games all night.
I’m pretty sure the reality of a holiday with the dogs would be as perfect as it is in my head but I can hope, can’t I?
I’m pretty sure their doggy luggage wouldn’t take up much room in the boot – all they’d need would be their leads and harnesses, a couple of doggy toys, their food and drink bowls so they have some familiar things around them and their dog food. They’ve been enjoying the James Wellbeloved grain free dog food range lately as Buddy’s developed a bit of a sensitive tummy in his old age. The grain-free recipe for seniors (bless him) seems to have helped his digestion and settled his tummy down a lot.
Now all I have to do is talk Mr Frugal into taking them with us!
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