First I must begin by wishing my American friends a very happy Memorial Day! May you BBQ to your hearts’ content today. It was just a regular ol’ weekend for the rest of us here in Canada, but it was an especially wonderful one for us because we decided to head up to Whistler with the dogs for one last getaway before baby! Any of you lucky enough to have visited this winter wonderland know that it is super dog-friendly, and an ideal place to go hang out for a relaxed weekend full of fun and outdoor activities!
We usually make it out to Whistler a couple of times a year with the dogs for a quick getaway, and always look for somewhere affordable-yet-dog-friendly (this time we stayed at the Summit Lodge and Spa, we will definitely be staying here again!) This weekend was going to be a bit of a test for the dogs as this would be Marshall’s first family vaca and a chance for he and Roxy to get closer. Thus far his exuberant puppy energy and giant feet aren’t a great match for Roxy’s laid back, lazy demeanor. This is especially true when we’re at home and Marshall and Blackie Chan spend hours on end chasing each other throughout the house. This often leads to a very grouchy (and sometimes bitey) Roxy, so Marshall generally avoids her when at home. However, stuck together in our small hotel room sans ninja kitty, Roxy was able to see Marshall’s calmer side, and the two made a very important breakthrough…they slept together on the same bed! A very exciting step in the right direction, I assure you.
Marshall marked another milestone this weekend, he went for his first swim! Being a lab mix you’d think he’d be a natural, but he was definitely hesitant to dive in…
but he slowly began to crawl in, one giant webbed foot at a time.
Eventually, he acclimatized himself to the cold water and went right in, doggie paddling away!
Superbly well done, right? I couldn’t have been prouder! Roxy had a great time too, and met some neat new friends along the way…
Mama bear, baby bear, and adorable bear.
The entire weekend was a great success, Roxy’s reign as Queen Bee of the resort pleased her greatly and her love of all things luxurious began to rub off on Marshall, too.
Most importantly, the two of them left Whistler better friends. Let’s hope this new found kinship continues on at home!
Have a great week!