The Beach!

It was to be our lucky day, both mum and papa had managed a day off together! Not only that, they decided to take us on a road trip to our favourite place – the seaside.

archie and Dexter the pet shop ripon, Marske Beach
Family day out at Marske Beach Yorkshire

We went to Marske Beach in Yorkshire, very dog friendly and very quiet, which was just perfect for us.

archie and dexter, the pet shop ripon, marske beach
You can’t catch me…..!

There was plenty of time and space to play ball and chase each other around like little puppies. Even Dexter ran and ran and ran. Probably as much in the first hour as he’d done in the whole of the week before!

archie and dexter, the pet shop ripon
Flying dog!

The weather was great, sunny and mild, so even the humans were happy!

archie and dexter, the pet shop ripon
Digging for gold!

We enjoyed plenty of digging and excavating in the sand – it was wonderful.

archie and dexter, the pet shop ripon
Archie and Dexter ❤️

Of course the humans insisted we sat and posed for pictures from time to time. Why do they always insist on taking so many photos? Occasionally however, we do get a small treat if we’ve sat nicely and looked at the camera!

the pet shop ripon, archie and dexter, Billy+Margot
Our first Billy+ Margot Iced Treat

We had a wonderful day, which finished off with sometime we’d not tried before – a delicious Iced Treat for dogs by Billy + Margot. This was utterly amazing and mum said she might just start stocking this in the shop next year – we are keeping our paws crossed!

FRIENDS (Part 2!)

So…..all good things come to an end and our lovely friend Lola has now gone back home. It seems very quiet without her!

We all enjoyed lots of fun and frolics, for the 2 weeks she stayed with us. 

We taught her all about being a shop dog….

….and the best way to ‘shoplift’ treats!

the pet shop ripon, north yorkshire
Yummy chicken feet…

We had some lovely times together.
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The seaside….

beach, archie and dexter, the pet shop ripon
We do like to be beside the sea…

Mum put Lola back on the lead at the beach, as she kept running into the sea!

We also showed Lola some other water, which wasn’t quite as blue as the sea!

the pet shop ripon, north yorkshire
Lovely water!

Introduced her to our cow friends….

Best friends…❤️❤️❤️

archie and dexter, the pet shop ripon
Best friends

See you again soon Little Lola xxx

A day at the beach!

We had a fantastic day at Redcar Beach recently. The weather wasn’t up to much and the humans were dressed for winter – but we still had a ball. 

archie and dexter at the beach, the pet shop ripon
I’m enjoying watching Archie do all the digging!

So much running and digging to be done – we just didn’t stop all day! In fact it’s probably a good job it wasn’t very warm, or we would have been flagging in the heat very quickly.

archie and dexter, the pet shop ripon, redcar beach
Where did this sand come from?

Why does the sand seem to get everywhere?

archie and dexter, the pet shop ripon
Sandy nose, sandy eyes, sandy fur…..

After an awful lot of digging – there was time for a few games of ball, before a very sleepy journey home!

archie and dexter, the pet shop ripon, redcar beach
Mine….mine!!

archie and dexter, the pet shop ripon, redcar beach
❤️

A perfect day ❤️

The Boys Day Out!

We had a wonderful trip to the beach last week. 

The weather wasn’t great – there was a bracing wind, the awful drizzle which does nothing for your hair and the temperature was freezing, but that wasn’t going to stop us!

 

tynemouth beach, atchie and dexter, the pet shop ripon
We do love to be beside the seaside!
 
We headed for Tynemouth, somewhere different and somewhere I’d not been in many many years. We loved it!

 

tynemouth beach, the pet shop ripon, archie and dexter
Catch me if you can!
 
We played ball, chase, ball and chase, paddled in rock pools, then went back to playing ball again, with a bit of digging every now and then! It was exhausting just watching them!

Archie and Dexter were in their element. It made me wish we lived nearer the coast, so we could take them more often…

tynemouth beach, archie and dexter, the pet shop ripon
Flying dog!

We all had a fab day out and loved every minute. The boys slept like logs all the way home in the car and were very tired most of the following day too – that good old sea air does the trick every time!

tynemouth beach, archie and dexter, the pet shop ripon
Loving the beach life!

The Beach!

We absolutely love going to the beach.   https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marske-by-the-Sea

Living right in the middle of the country, right in the middle of the countryside, means a visit to the seaside is always a very exciting and welcome change. Don’t get me wrong, we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world but sometimes you just yearn for the salty air and bracing sea breeze which only the seaside can provide!

 

ThePet Shop Ripon, Archie and Dexter,Marske Beach
I love paddling in the sea
 
Archie and Dexter love the freedom of vast stretches of sandy beaches. They dip in and out of the sea….running away from the scary waves, then back in as the waves retreat.

 

The Pet Shop Rippn, Archie and Dexter, Marske Beach
Loving playing at the beach
 
The best part for the dogs is their digging opportunity. Nowhere else can offer somewhere they can dig so easily, without being scolded for digging up newly planted seedlings in the garden!

 

The Pet Shop Ripon, Archie and Dexter, Cocker Soaniels
Digging for gold
  
The Pet Shop Ripon,Archie and Dexter,Cocker Spaniels
My hole is better than his!
 
One of our favourite beaches is Marske at Redcar. This is very dog friendly all year round – perfect for letting your four legged friend(s) run and run and run! We take plenty of balls, towels and snacks, as well as a plentiful supply of water. After a long period of time running around exploring and accidentally sampling the sea water, they boys are usually rather thirsty!

 

The Pet Shop Ripon, Archie and Dexter,Marske Beach
Happy happy boys
 
I love these photo’s, they look so happy! 

The Pet Shop Ripon,Archie and Dexter,Marske Beach
More digging!
The Pet Shop Rippn, Archie and Dexter, Marske Beach
Oops, missed!