Monday, November 12, 2007

Back to real life

The best thing about vacation? Getting away from responsibilities and real life for a short while. The worst part? Real life is waiting to greet you the instant you get back!
I have to admit, we're luckier than most - when you love what you do for a living, you never really go to "work." It's always fun to come into the shop. We love meeting dogs and their owners, love solving problems for little dogs (and their owners) and just have a good time every day. When we first started Golly Gear, I referred to the store as my "play pen" and I still feel that way.
Of course, we missed our dogs horribly when we were away. I have a feeling that we're going to try to take them next time we go on vacation. It will restrict where we can go, but it will solve one chronic vacation problem for me. I never sleep well when I'm away from home. I'm firmly convinced it's because I'm totally reliant on French Bulldog snoring for a lullaby!
We did have a wonderful time - the weather was in the 80s and sunny every day. Our friends at DRC are warm and welcoming, including the dolphins. We encourage everyone who's as fascinated by these amazing marine mammals as we are to go meet them at the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, Florida.


ally said...

Oh there is nothing like the lullaby from a snoring dog... in my case I have the hubby that also follows that song. :-)

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Kahshe Cottager said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I saw the Research Centre when we went down to the Keys to dive a few years ago. We didn't stop in however, but we did go to the bird sanctuary further down (forget which Key) and really enjoyed our visit there. I saw a wild spoonbill for the first and only time!