My family went into town to do some shopping, but Dante and I stayed in our room so that I could get some homework done. And the cute shops in town aren't exactly doggie tail-friendly (small, not a great amount of space to move around).
|"Stop whatever you're doing and come play with me."|
My family came back and we went out to lunch, where Dante was an angel again. I think he was so good because he was never bored; always something new. But I must say that I was very impressed with the people of this town, as we had not one access issue anywhere we went, or even a question or acknowledgment from any employees - VERY nice!
We then went to Grandfather Mountain. It was so, incredibly windy. Poor Dante did not know what to think at first, but trusted me and trekked along anyways.
We walked across the mile-high bridge that was actually moving because it was so windy. I think Dante did better on it than I did. ;-)
|Dante's "why the heck are we here" face.|
We then went into the gift shop, where Dante kept his nose to himself, then back out to the car where he "hurried" for me. I was soooo proud of him (as only a puppy raiser can understand) that he went in such wind.
A little ways down the mountain there is a zoo-et (10-is animals). CCI puppies are not allowed in real zoos, but only a few of the animals were out, and it was good for him to smell all the smells.
He did get to meet the otters, though. There were some people up at the glass watching them play a little ways back. We went up to the glass, and within a minute, they caught sight of Dante. They LOVED each other! They played along the glass for about 10 minutes. All the people who were around loved seeing it too and, needless to say, got lots of good pictures of the otters that day :-)
As you can see, Dante was a little over-exuberant at first, but settled down pretty well.
Another gift shop/small museum to see, before we called it a day, and headed back to the hotel for dinner and some much needed play and crate time.