Monday, August 11, 2008

Where do I begin?!

Okay, not only did I have the best holiday ever, but imagine my surprise when I got back and found out that I won the gold medal in the hurdles event in the Paw-limpics! I'm sorry to say that I had completely forgotten about the Paw-limpics during my holiday, so this was quite a shock to me when I noticed lots of you congratulating me in my comment box. What an honor! Here's my medal...


And my winning photo...

Thank you everyone! I feel like I can fly higher than I ever have before!


Okay, now about my holiday at my most favorite place in the world, the beach... Man, have I got a lot to tell ya! There's no way I can fit everything into one post, so I'm going to have to do a number of posts over the next few days about my vacation.

Now, where should I start? Well, we left at about 8:30 in the morning, so we could get to the ferry boats and try to catch an early one. We had tried to reserve a spot on the ferry, but the earliest we could reserve for was at 6:30 P.M.! What a busy day! But because only a certain percent of the ferries could be reserved, we decided to go early and see if we could ever get on before 6:30. We were very shocked the moment we got there, when we were put on the 9:15 A.M. ferry! We thought we'd have to wait all day, but we didn't have to wait longer than 5 minutes this time. The only sad part was that I had to stay in the big van while the rest of my humans went up on the upper decks to relax for the hour ride to land again. I was very sad to be alone for almost a whole hour, but I was brave and I survived.

After we reached land again, we drove for a few minutes to Gibson's Landing, and stopped to look around for a bit. Look at all the boats!

I walked my humans out on the dock to enjoy the view of the ocean...

While we were on the dock, this seagull dived into the water and came up with a starfish about two times the size of it's head. He swallowed the whole starfish, then barfed it back up, then swallowed the whole thing down again. My human mom was already feeling sick, and after she saw what the seagull did, she didn't feel good for the rest of the day.

After staying on the dock for a little while, we all went back to the big van and piled in again for the rest of the trip to the beach.

We drove until we came to a fish 'n chips place, ate there, and then drove for another hour 'till we got to the second ferry boat. We waited for almost two hours there, then got on the ferry for another hour's ride across the water. I had to stay in the van again while everyone got out on the boat decks, but I managed to survive by myself once again! After landing on shore, we drove for another 15 minutes, turned down a long driveway in the forest, and came out to a cottage right on... Can you guess? The beach! What a lovely place it was!

I have to run now, but I will be back soon to share all the wonderful and scary and amazing adventures I had!

33 comments:

Agatha and Archie said...

Congrats on your gold medal! All kinds of people will be calling you now(for pawtographs and stuff) This looks like the start of a grand vacation(except maybe the starfish throw up part )Can't wait to see more!! Love A+A

Sophie Brador said...

Gibson's Landing? Isn;t that where they made that Beachcombers show a hundred million years ago?

Congrats on your medal!

xo
SB

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
Congratulations! The Gold Medal! Your picture is pawesome!
Thanks for sharing the pictures of your vacation! Sure it was fun!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Hi Sparky!

Congrats on the gold medal! That photo is so deserving...=) Also loved the pictures of your vacation!

Thanks for adding me to your friends' list! I'll add you too...=)

Scottie

Chef said...

Way to go on the medal, Sparkeroo. You do us Canadiandogs proud. Glad you had a great vacation.

xox
Chef

Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Congratulations, Sparky! That's an ultr cool shot of you! I thought you might have gone into orbit - that's such a high jump.

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Congrats on the gold medal.

You have such an exciting life. Someday we hope to have the adventures that you do.

Princess Eva

P.S. Stop by, we have an award for you.

Joe Stains said...

I'd probably barf if I ate a starfish too! Congrats on your medal, you are pawesome!!!

Deefor said...

You look great in your gold medal jump. It sounds like you went to a wonderful place for vacation.

Deefor

Lacy said...

w00f's Sparky, congrats on ur gold medal...watt a vacation u had...cant wait till the next post....did u git ur own beach??

b safe,
~rocky~

Simba said...

Thank you for your concern while I was unwell. Your kind words made me get better so much quicker.

Simba x

BWTH Dog House said...

Congrat Sparky!!!! wow gold metal!! sound cool. Sparky, can I swap my place with u?? your place look fun!!

slurpy licks
BenBen

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Congrates on your gold medal Sparky. You did pawsome... What a fun vacation you had too

~ Girl girl

Gledwood said...

wow: you won a medal! bet that gave you paws for thought (wah-waaahh!! never heard THAT one b4, eh??)...

your photos are really entertaining, you look just like my tiniest hammy Baby Itchy Roborovski...

;->...

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi Sparky,
Welcome back,I missed you.
Congrats on the gold medal, what a great victory!
Tell us more about your vacation on the beach, and post alot of photos.
Cheers

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Sparky,
Well done on your gold medal win. That jump sure was impressive.
Sounds like you really enjoy the beach for a holiday.

tailwags
Noah

Dozer and Coop said...

Welcome back Sparky! We missed you! And congratulations on winning the gold! You rock!

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Eric said...

Sparky I knew you would win a medal you superstar! !! Congratulations!! The holiday looks as though its going to be exciting, apart from ebing left alone in the van TWICE... and did you get fish and chips ? Look forward to thenext installment and beach adventures.

Wags, Eric

Lady Kaos said...

Congratulations on your gold medal! You did a great job!
So far your trip sounds like fun. A lot of time in the van though. I bet you were ready to do some running and jumping!
Kaos

Deetz said...

Congratulations on your win Sparky...that is the most pawtastic metal ever!!! Wear it proudly
Deetzy

Amber-Mae said...

Congrats on your gold medal! That's one pawtastic jump Sparky! You are having one fun trip there. Wish I was there to join the fun...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Sparky!

Khongrats on the medal fur your efFURts!

WOW - woo had khwite an adventure BUT I so hope your people rewarded woo fur your being sooooo tough whilst on the ferry boats!!

I'll be looking furward to reading more about your most excellent adventures!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

congrads on your award. That is a great picture..
It looks like you had a wonderful time on your vacation..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Clover said...

Congrats, Sparky! Pawesome winning photo! And your vacation looks like it was a blast!!
Love Clover xo

Huskee Boy said...

CONGRATS on your Paw-limpics GOLD medal!! My mom felt sick after reading what the seagull did.. Hehehe...
Can't wait to see more pics of your vacation!

happy said...

Hi Sparky!
Welcome back!
Sounds like you had a great time! Lovely pictures!
Congrats on your gold medal!
Way to go!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

welcome back sparky... i'm sure u have tons to share regarding your fascinating 10 days vacation...

btw...congratulation for winning the gold medal!!

parlance said...

Sparky, congratulations on your well-deserved medal. You sure jumped high.

Your holiday sounds fantastic.

Dozer and Coop said...

SPARKY! You won another gold medal! You are a true Olympian! Congratulations!

Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Booker the Treeing Walker said...

Birds are WAY grosser than dogs, I knew it! Nice to meet you -- your flying photo rocks.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Yepper Callie is growing fast. She is already 15 pounds.. She has been off the lease tonight and now she is finally slowing down..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Asta Marie said...

Sparky....

Congrats on your medal....you can really jump high......and what a nice vacation you are having....except for the barfing seagull...I bet you wish that guy would have landed somewhere else entirely.....

Asta Marie, WFT

Abby said...

Hi, Sparky...

Looks like a great vacation...Can't wait to see more...

Congrats on your Gold Medal...

Abby xxxooo