The golden retriever grand-dog, Georgie was included in the family get-away to eastern Prince Edward Island recently and judging by her behaviour, she thoroughly enjoyed it. Georgie took part in most activities, and when she didn’t she had a front row seat. She added to the vacation experience as only Georgie can do.
The grand-dog loves the water, fresh or salt. Given the chance, she will always get wet. She was off-lead on a few occasions to enjoy the sea and she took full advantage.
Georgie tried to get in the kayak with our daughter. She would have been a risky passenger though because she’d want to jump in the sea. However, Georgie responded to our calls which is unusual unless you mention a treat.
Anytime she was off-lead at the beach, Georgie rolled in the sand.
She prefers being dirty and smelly to clean any time, though she enjoys the pampering when she’s groomed. We were lucky Georgie enjoyed the water hose at the house as well.
Georgie found a seal carcass, skin and bones, on the beach the first day we released her. It was difficult to wrestle it away from her.
Of course, she knew exactly where we disposed of it and headed for it any chance she had. We had to relegate her to the deck a few times when some of us were on the beach.
The grand-dog really enjoyed the family soccer game and inserted herself into the middle of the play every opportunity she had.
There was lots of room in the van and Georgie was included in our excursions off property as well. She especially enjoyed the ice cream in Souris and the water at Knox’s Dam. However she never strayed too far from one year old Owen because he is most likely to drop food or actively feed her.
The golden loved clams and was known to eat any, shell and all, which lay on the sand. A tight grip on the lead was essential on the beach.
The first few nights around the fire were nerve wrecking because Georgie didn’t understand the danger. By the end of the week however, she stayed close beside us without much effort on our part.
Taking a dog on vacation requires lots of work. However, if you are like us, your dog will provide wonderful stories and memories for years to come. I couldn’t imagine ever leaving Georgie out of a family vacation on the island.