Office dog Elvis’ relaxed and lazy life was turned upside down when mum Becks and her partner Matt introduced Jorkie puppy Serge to the family.
After a frosty and tense couple of days, Elvis realised that his new little brother was here to stay, and slowly but surely began to let Serge in. One month later, and the boys have come on leaps and bounds. Serge learned that biting ears is not acceptable, and Elvis has learnt, thanks to his brave little brother, that not everything in the big wide world is as scary as it seems.
To celebrate their great behaviour, and also as a treat to Matt and Becks for enduring the lack of sleep during the first few weeks, they booked a family break.
‘I was pretty specific with the type of accommodation I was looking for and thought I would struggle to find something. I wanted a dog friendly cabin, within a 1.5-hour drive from our home, with a fishing lake for Matt and a hot tub for me.’
‘I couldn’t believe my luck when I found an adorable dog friendly log cabin, situated on a private lake with a hot tub and enclosed garden for the dogs.’ Says Becks.
Both dogs travel well, so Becks knew the journey wouldn’t be a problem. Elvis and Serge slept the entire journey there.
‘We arrived at Mill Farm to see the sun beaming down on a beautiful lake with 6 cabins dotted around it. The cabin was beautiful with decking and a hot tub overlooking the lake, and a platform in the garden for fishing.’
Elvis loves fishing. As our laziest office dog, the Buddies team will tell you that he’s not one for playing and doesn’t tend to get too excited by anything. Fishing on the other hand drives him wild. When Elvis hears the bite alarm he will bolt towards the water waiting for the line to be reeled in.
‘Elv’s tail does not stop wagging whilst there is a fish on the line and he makes the strangest noises. Like a helium filled gremlin.
Elv is super gentle with the fish, and no matter how excited he is, he will keep his distance until the hook is removed and then approach the fish for a sniff and sometimes a little lick of its face. Gross right?!’ Explains Becks.
Becks and her family spent the majority of their break relaxing, fishing and taking strolls around the lake, only venturing further afield once during their trip.
‘My family lives a short drive from the coast up in Yorkshire, so Elvis is no stranger to the beach. Serge however has never felt the sand on his paws. We decided to take a trip to Skegness, so the boys could run on the sand for a few hours.
We were really lucky, as other than the high winds, the weather was lovely. Serge is great off the lead as he won’t stray far from Elvis, so we let him run free. They absolutely loved it. Serge loved running around with the other dogs on the beach, including a Great Dane which was scared of him.
The evening after our trip to the beach, the boys were pooped, and the heavens opened. So, we cuddled on the sofa with a glass of wine.’ Says Becks.
There are hundreds of dog friendly breaks throughout the UK, so when booking your next family holiday, think about taking the entire family.