Martini’s Great Adventure
The ride to the vacation cottage was three and a half hours. Martini had never ridden in the car that long. He was a total little trooper. We had this gizmo that connected his harness to the center seatbelt so he couldn’t fall off the seat. He sat between Mr. Pop and I and then just laid down and slept most of the trip. Once he whined to let us know he needed a pit stop. The rest of the time he was cool as a little Yorkie cucumber.
When we got to the cottage he sniffed around in every room to get his bearings. When I produced his bed and toys from home he seemed a bit confused but that lasted only seconds. He was in full play mode in no time.
He wasn’t crazy about being led too close to the Gulf water, but he totally got into the beach. We would pull two lounge chairs down on the beach for us and the little chair you see in the picture above for him. Mr. Pop set up the big beach umbrella for us and that, along with the breeze kept our little beach bum nice and cool. He was fascinated by the birds and the people. He would just sit or lay in his chair for hours observing all the goings on around him. He never barked or growled at anything, he just quietly observed.
The ride home was as pleasant with him as the ride over. The funny thing was when we walked him back into our home. He walked in cautiously, sniffing all along. When I called him into the bedroom and showed him his toy box, he went bananas. He was so happy he was wiggling and running all over the house. This little dog truly enjoyed his vacation and like us, he was also mighty glad to be home.
About the photo above, it was taken by a lady who runs a Yorkie rescue in another part of the state and she just happened to be staying at the same cottages that we were. She had two of her pet Yorkies with her so Martini had a couple of buddies to hang out with on the beach.
Martini’s great adventure was, for all concerned, a wonderful adventure. Oh, and how could he go on vacation without getting a little white doggie sleeveless t-shirt with the Sanibel Island logo on it. He also got a new harness and matching leash with little green sea turtles embroidered on each. Fred’s gonna be pissed because all he got was a new red collar with little white mice on it.