By PadsnPets, Jun 16 2014 11:42AM
As you may know we recently welcomed Pedro the puppy to our family and I’m so pleased to say he is everything we had hoped for in a family dog! He is a very good boy who loves his family and is brilliant with the kids, although they do have a tendency to treat him like a baby!
He loves all other dogs, especially ones who want to have a play with him. He can get a little boisterous with his best mate Lola the Springer, although being double his size, Lola soon puts him in his place and he’s happy to share a treat or 2 or 3 or 4 (you get the picture!) with her.
A couple of weeks ago we decided to take Pedro on his first break to the seaside. We headed for the Yorkshire Coast to a fab, family run, dog friendly Caravan Park called Crows Nest. It’s located on the cliffs close to Gristhorpe Village between Filey and Scarborough. I highly recommend this place if you have a dog. The caravans are lovely and the park has a dedicated dog park where you can let them off the lead to enjoy a good run and get their exercise. It also has a conservatory area in the bar where dogs are allowed. So you can enjoy a few drinks on an evening without worrying about leaving the dog.
Whilst there, we were told about a local pub called, The Bull Inn which was within walking distance, located in Gristhorpe. We decided to head there for our dinner. It’s around a 10-15 min stroll through the fields; we were lucky as the weather was lovely so it was a really nice walk, which the dog thoroughly enjoyed! There was a large outside area where you could eat but as it was only May it was starting to get a little chilly in the evening, so the barman said we were more than welcome inside with the dog, which was great. The food was delicious and all home cooked. I had the steak pie, which was very tasty and served with veg and my absolute fave, homemade chips!
During our Yorkshire Coast break we also visited Bridlington, Filey, Scarborough and Hornsea. It was lovely to find that in all the resorts the shop and café owners had put bowls of water outside for the passing doggies.
We enjoyed breakfast outside The Waterfront café in Scarborough. Well I did until a massive seagull decided to do its business on my head! I was told that was lucky hmmm… it felt slightly more yucky than lucky!
Pedro also enjoyed his first dip in the sea at Filey and he even accompanied my son Alfie on one of the 50p rides outside the amusements in Scarborough (I told you they treat him like a baby!). One thing I did find was that I have never spoken to so many people I didn’t know, who knew that dogs are the ultimate icebreaker!!!
So, all in all, a very enjoyable, dog friendly, experience for our family and it definitely gets a big paws up from Pedro!
Amanda & Pedro