Many of you asked how we liked the Bark Avenue Pet Resort we stayed at - well here we go with the answer. First of all - this was the first time we had EVER been to a pet resort or boarded so Mom was REALLY REALLY worried about how we would do - especially the Dweeb who as many of you know - doesn't cope well with changes. Mom and Dad spent a lot of time researching pet resorts and went to check out quite a few places before choosing the one they did. As it turned out - Bark Avenue was only 10 minutes away from where the cruise ship docked.
We stayed in a deluxe suit (Mom said we deserved only the best) and were able to stay together in the suit. Mom also asked that we had our playtime with the small dog group rather than the large as the large dogs were all HUGE. There was a number of really big play areas - one included a big bone shaped pool, one had agility equipment and one was like an open park with lots of trees, little hills and things to explore. Our deluxe suit had two areas - one was inside and was air conditioned then a doggie door led to the outside play run. We had an hour and half of play time twice a day plus additional play time with one of the staff. Mom pre packaged all our food and they were happy to make sure we got our medications. One thing that really impressed Mom when they did the tour was how clean the resort was and that it didn't even smell like you expect many pet places to do.
So how did we do - the staff said Denny was his normal shy and reserved self but overall did just fine. As for me - I was just my normal happy self and had lots of fun chatting with the other doggies. When we got home Denny just curled up with his Dad and had lots of cuddles and belly rubs - Mom thinks he just basically stayed in his "Denny Zone" and tuned everything out and this allowed him to cope really well. As for me - I was exhausted !!! Mom says she thinks I just partied the whole time, barking, chatting and playing with the other dogs and telling them all about my parks and recruiting them as future Bark Rangers :) In fact I was so tired when we got home Mom had to shake me awake at dinner time. I did have a queasy stomach when we first got home and threw up some yellow frothy stuff a couple of time - Mom of coarse panicked and rushed me off to Dogtor Wilson but he said it was just over excitement as I wasn't running a temperature and nothing hurt when he checked my tummy. This morning I am feeling just fine. We added a link so you can see where we stayed but the thing we loved the most was coming home and hearing Mom and Dad say our next vacation will be a dog friendly one and we be all going :)