Hello people, Mouse here.
Well, we were a greatly reduced crowd this time. To the point, really, where crowd isn’t the word, and perhaps pair would be better. We had hoped that Walter and Tilly Wolfhound and their Staff would be coming, but their Staff realised at the last minute that the vehicle they’re currently using was just too tall for even giant Irish wolfhounds to climb into. A disappointment, but we hope for better luck next time. So it was down to Tiki and Me and Mum, Dad and Aunty Erika. It was certainly peaceful, even if we did miss the rest of the gang…
As always, the Staff organised puppacinos and Tribute, in the form of bacon. The Beachfront Bar and Restaurant at Bucasia beach does have rather superior bacon, and the puppacinos are massively fluffy, so I was sporting a rather fetching froth moustache at one point. Mum is sad she didn’t manage to capture it before I licked it off, but a chap must retain some dignity, I feel.
After Staff chats and breakfast, and Tiki and I had exchanged sniffs and so on, it was time for the walkies part of the outing. I have had a Sore Paw for several days now (I notice that Mum is carefully not mentioning the V-word in front of me), so we took it rather easy, but it didn’t stop me have a bit of a frisk and a canter once I got off the lead, even if I had to revert to going hoppity once I was done. I must say, the cool salt water did feel rather nice. (For info, dear readers, there’s no wound, no heat, no swelling and no sign of visible trauma, so I didn’t think it could do any harm – Mum). Aunty Erika wasn’t too sure about letting Tiki off-leash just yet, as she’s still undergoing training, but she was on a 10m/32ft leash, so she could feel pretty free.
As it was still early when we walked, the sand hadn’t got roasting hot yet, the sun wasn’t baking and there was a nice sea breeze. Not too many people were out yet, but most of those who were had doggos supervising them – good to see that other Staffs were under proper control!
We had a good time despite the small numbers. Next time, Mum has suggested returning to the Botanic Gardens Café, so perhaps Walter and Tilly can walk their Staff over, as it’s pretty close to where they live. Hopefully they’ll be free for an 8.30am start for breakie and coffee at the Botanic Gardens Café, then walkies around the Gardens on Sunday 13th February. Put it in your diaries!