So our human has been pretty straight out for months, so this week she is having a “Staycation.” It’s just what the doctor ordered. Day one of our staycation included an adventure! Mom wanted to go to Dogtown, which is the ruins of a colonial era town up in Gloucester. We did not find any of the carved boulders or the basement ruins, but we had a great time exploring and we found out that Jillian likes to swim! Check out her swimming video on Instagram or the complete video on my Facebook page. Here are a few photos from our time in Dogtown.
This was the human’s view for most of the walk:
This is Jilly’s tush
This is the moment that mom realized she has a swimmer on her hands..
So we had a great time but it was too wet for my mom and I. Jilly could have stayed forever. She freaking LOVES mud and water. She’s very odd. We think she is part pig.
Next we took a little walk around Rockport
This is a lovely little town on Cape Ann. That red building you see there is Motif #1 which is supposedly the most painted building in America. It was also seen in the movie “The Proposal” which is supposed to take place in Alaska. When mom saw it in the theater, she turned to Gussy’s mom and said “that’s not Alaska, that’s Rockport!” Fellow theater patrons were not impressed.
We refused to pose and Jilly spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to get into the harbor, but here are a few subpar photos:
We are REALLY tired. Barely moving, really.
Adventure on, Barkners…
Mom couldn’t sleep so she decided to read your blog to us before bed. Sounds like you guys had quite the adventure today! Jill sounds crazy. Who the heck would want to go into the water?!? Mom made dad watch the video of Jilly swimming about 100 times today. The excitement of Jill has really got everyone over here worked up! Now we know exactly how you feel Peter! Glad your mom got some time away from work! Usually vacation mode equals extra snacks and attention because the humans are in a decent mood for once! Hope you guys have an extraordinary week together! Xoxo- Smokes & Sophs