Monday, October 22, 2012

Key West, continued

Part IV: KEY WEST, continued

Day 9 - Key West:
Paddleboarding and Fishies

Mom and I started the day with an early morning walkie to Mallory Square, Simonton Beach, and along the waterfront. 

Looking for sea creatures

Early morning on the dock at
Simonton Beach

I'd make such a great Dockmaster

Please can we feed the fishies?

Then we went back to Lazy Dog where we all went paddleboarding -- even Daddy-Dog!  And he only fell off once!  Afterwards, we went to back Geiger Key Fish Camp Restaurant for lunch.

This old fellow is a regular at Geiger Key

After all that excitement, I needed a nap back at the hotel room.  

Later we took a walk to the waterfront where we fed the fishies and then went to Schooner Wharf for drinks.


BIG Fishie

We're a LONG way from home

Sponge Creature didn't scare me one bit

And of course we couldn't miss Sunset . . .

I slept very well after all this activity.

The Westin Heavenly Dog Bed
was a little bit small for me,
but it made a totally awesome pillow

Day 10 - Key West:
Cannons, Pirates, and Key West People

Mom and I saw a great egret hanging out at Mallory Square during our early morning walkie.  One of the things mom loves about the Keys is that there are lots of egrets and ibises. On our way back we walked by the Mel Fisher museum where I checked out the cannons and we saw a lady pirate!

I wanna' be a pirate!

Ready, aim, FIRE!

Perhaps it's clogged?

Posing in front of the anchors of the Atocha
and the Santa Margarita.  These ships both
went down in a storm a long, long, long time ago
but Mel Fisher found them -- along with lots of treasure!

Later, when we were having breakfast on a bench at the Westin marina, a very nice lady from the Fury Surf Shop came out to us and told us she had just put out a big bowl of water for me.  The water was fresh and cool and she was VERY nice to me!!!  We think Key West people are the nicest people around!

That night we had dinner at the Island Dogs Bar.  We had a very nice waiter who brought me my drink in a souvenir cup!  He said he had an Anatolian shepherd that paddleboards with him, but only stays on the board a little while, then jumps off and swims along side him.  We can't imagine a dog that size paddleboarding, but he said he was only a puppy, so only about 80 pounds.

We met two very nice women at the Island Dogs Bar.  They were sisters and had been coming to Key West together for years.  They complimented me on my looks and behavior and mom said one of the reasons we love Key West is that it is so dog-friendly.  One of the sisters smiled and said, "and it's so people-friendly."  Yep, we like that too.
Of course I'm old enough to drink
(My version of a Malibu Punch is straight H2O)

Ready to call it a night


  1. Love the fishies:) that last pic was still my absolute favorite!

  2. were surely a busy pup on your vacation. We love the sponge man! Didn't you even want to take a tiny bite? Teka thinks she would like to taste him. And we all know...whatever Teka wants......

    your pal

  3. Hello Riley,
    This is my 1st visit to your blog. You are one cool dude. Key West looks pawsome and everyone is soooooo nice to you. You are sooooooo lucky to be on vacation there.

    I'm going to ask my Mom for some Malibu Punch (hehe).
    Chow for now.

    Pees. I think you need a bigger bed.

  4. Hey Garth!
    Wow, what amazing pix! Love those painted and real-live fishies. BOL for that clogged cannon pix and BTW your leash is really cool! My crabby girls would love that sponge guy. Thanks for letting us see your adventures!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  5. Wow, what a totally pawsome adventure! You'd make a grreat pirate OR dockmaster, I know it. Did you catch that big fishie all by yourself??

  6. We love hearing about all your adventures in Key West. We'd love to take the boys there!


  7. Garth looks like you are having a brill time. We would be scared of that sponge monster. Have a lovely Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. What a beautiful place. Looks like you are having lots of fun exploring. Did you go swimming?
    Benny & Lily

  9. Oh Garth! You are so handsome in all of those pictures!


  10. As always, we've enjoyed your pics and posts so much! See you back here tomorrow to read more about your adventure. XOXO

  11. bwahahaha that clogged cannon photo is hilarious!! Looks like you had a great time!

  12. Oh Garth, I just love the pictures with you by the canon, you are just soooo cute !!

    Did you catch any fish on your trip ??

    Woos of love.

    Echo & Link

  13. That sponge creature scared me! :O Glad it didn't get ya buddy :) Luv the photo of you lookin down the cannon Pawsome! Very happy the ball was stuck. Yap, I wanna be a pirate too! Probably should take some fish food on the ship with us Garth. Ya know gotta have somethin to distract the sharks with when we want to take a dip ;) Ay matey :)

    Waggin at ya,

  14. Looks like you had tons of fun on your vacation. I would like to go there on day. ~Fenris

  15. These are simply gorgeous photos, and WHAT an adventure :)