Anybody going on holiday knows that it can take some organising. When you add children or dogs into the equation the difficulty of the task suddenly goes up a notch. Make that going on holiday with two giant dogs and suddenly there is a different dimension.
Don't get me wrong the Monty and Cookie are great and really well behaved, (well most of the time) it's just the logistics of a break away with two Newfoundland's. So this Saturday we leave for a weeks holiday in Wales with our two big bears and those that have been through it will find our vacation blog familiar. I'm sure for everyone else it will give you a good chuckle at our expense over the following few days.
Our first issue is that despite already owning a caravan in Pembrokeshire at the beautiful and very dog friendly Cardigan Bay Holiday Park we have booked a cottage. The difficulty is that the site lies within a national park and because of that no decking is allowed around the holiday home so we have no secure outside area the dogs can access freely. We do have an outside grass area but it would mean tethering them when sitting out as the alternative doesn't bear thinking about.
Whilst most dogs have an element of trepidation when in new surroundings the stubborn, headstrong and fearless nature of the Newf would certainly mean that every open caravan door would be an invitation to join the family inside, which is something I've been through a few times and have no wish to repeat.
All this means that from Saturday we will be spending the next seven days in a cottage at Saron in Carmarthenshire and travelling to the wonderful beaches and towns of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion.
Luckily this is a wonderfully dog friendly part of the world and we found something that suited us perfectly through West Wales Holiday cottages. Rosehill Cottage (We will be doing an updated blog about our experience with this cottage) here we come, we can't wait and you can follow Monty and Cookie's holiday here as we post daily updates and share their exploits.