Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Life and Times of Olive the Pug: Dog on the Move…


The word “go” makes Olive tilt her head and turn around in circles.  So she was plenty happy, after she saw the bags go into the car, when she discovered she was going along on our trip to Florida.



It took us three days to driving to get to Apalachicola, Florida from Central Massachusetts.  That’s three days of sleeping for a dog.  But once we got there, she perked up plenty.  Here are some of Olive’s favorite things about the trip.

One day, we went on a boat ride and Olive was invited along.  When we got to the dock, we discovered that another dog would be joining us.  This is Cooper.  Cooper and Olive decided immediately that they would be friends and both soon settled down and fell asleep.  It’s important to keep your strength up if you are a dog after all.


Pelican and Cormorant living in harmony on the Apalachicola River.
Three days while we were gone, we had lunch at Up the Creek Raw Bar.  This is truly a special place because dogs are welcome.  Olive charmed the wait staff.  They called her by name and brought her bowls of water making her feel like a VID (very important dog).  Now, Apalachicola is the place to be if you are an oyster lover.  Here’s a sample of the oysters Greg got there.  Olive (and I) didn’t want to try them...maybe it would have been different if they were covered in cheese, which is her (and my) favorite thing.


One day while eating lunch at Up the Creek, we saw a dolphin swim by.  And, of course, we saw loads of pelicans and cormorants.  But the best day was the day Olive got to bark a little at (what I think is) a female broad-tailed grackle.  Life can’t get much better than that.


But with all the excitement, it is necessary for a dog to take a nap now and then so at the end of the week, Olive was happy to once again be loaded into the car for the three day trip home.


Seriously, folks, If you like traveling with your dog, Apalachicola is one very dog-friendly place so take Fido along and give it a try.



12 comments:

kat from ky. said...

Olive you are a very lucky dog! I haven't been to Florida in eighteen yrs! Way to go!

kat from ky. said...

Olive you are a very lucky dog! I haven't been to Florida in eighteen yrs! Way to go!

TexWisGirl said...

she had a GREAT vacation! i'd go for oysters rockefeller myself...

Lydia Martin said...

Nice to be included, eh Olive? I have brought pups on trips...the longest being from FL to CO..brought Malawi, my heeler mix...she was superb and won many friends.

Olive is very sweet as always and great pics...even the oysters

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm glad you all, including Olive, had a fun trip to Florida. It's nice to have your pet feel welcome. We've never travelled with our dog when we had him. And as for oysters? I'll pass thank you. Fried clams? Love them. ;)

Robert Nicolaescu said...

:)Very nice trip. A large country with many places to see.
Have a great new week :)

Brian King said...

How cool that she was able to go along on the trip! And she made new friends! Love your photos!

Chatty Crone said...

I love your little pug!

MEcoy said...

well olive was just so cute where ever she may be

Debbie said...

sounds like the perfect vaca!!

love olive, such a cutie and so photogenic!!

Carla Brito said...

So nice!
They are so cute!! :)

Kerri said...

Olive is such a cutie!