Home Bella's Blog 9 Reasons Why Bella Loves Tofino

9 Reasons Why Bella Loves Tofino

by Bella
9 Reasons Why Bella Loves Tofino

I’ve been napping a lot today after playing with a bunch of dogs on the beach. Mum told me I had to wake up and write a blog as I haven’t written one for much too long. I was travelling across Canada so my internet access was sketchy. I was also too busy rip-snorting around different areas of Canada having fun. I can now proudly say I have made my mark in every province except for Newfoundland.

I’ve been busy here in Tofino and I’ve made new friends. There is even a Chocolate Lab here that is 8 years old, and her name is Bella too. What are the odds? We like to play together, although sometimes I get to rough. Bella’s dad Allan tells me I can’t be naughty. What I really love about Tofino is the beach. I get to meet friends from all over the world that are visiting Tofino.

It was back on October 17, that Mum and Papa told Paris and I that we were moving to our new home – Crystal Cove Beach Resort in Tofino, British Columbia. Driving from PEI to British Columbia was a good time and I learned a lot. I spent every day smelling new smells. I met my cousin Riley in Ontario and even swam in Lake Erie. I managed to go for a run on the prairies, walk the trails of Jasper National Park, and smell the poo of Big Horned Sheep.

Now I live in a wild place here in Tofino. A place where everything is green and I hear the thunder of the Pacific Ocean on the beach at night. I can also hear my ancestors howling sometimes. I love it in Tofino so much, I made a list of what I love most about Tofino….

1. All the smells are new. I can smell Coastal Wolves, giant marine plants that wash up onto the beach, and surfers. I’d never smelled a surfer until I came to Tofino. They smell like patchouli oil and the ocean.

pacific-rim-national-park-tofino

Bella loved walking the endless beach.

2. I get a cookie every time I go into the office at Crystal Cove. They love dogs here and everyone tells me how pretty I am. Jenn, J.J.  Katie, and Grace are my new human friends. I can’t help but get silly around Jenn.

3. The big trees. There is a hollowed out tree here that I could use as my dog house. It would need upgrades, though, like a heated mattress, and a sign that says, “Paris Frances Not Allowed.”

crystal-cove-tofino

Kate & Bella sharing a spot inside of this incredible tree located near our trailer at Crystal Cove.

4. Mum and Papa are home almost all the time. Mum works, but she doesn’t bring her work home anymore so she spends more time with me giving me kisses and treats.

dog-couch-nap-rv

Bella and Adam thoroughly enjoying a cozy nap together.

5. All my friends run loose on the beaches here in the off-season. We aren’t supposed to, but all the parents clean up after everyone and make sure everyone is behaving. Sometimes I get too playful and have to go back on my leash, though.

6. Paris Frances has started sleeping in the upper bunk (on top of the earthquake kit) in the RV, which means I don’t have to see her as much.

cat-rv

Paris Frances sleeping on the top bunk…away from Bella.

7. I’ve walked on almost all the trails at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. It’s a great place to see a temperate rainforest, look at giant trees, and practice my physio on the stairs. Dr. Carla says I must do stairs to keep my bad knee strong.

tofino-dog-mackenzie-beach

The look on her face says that Bella loves MacKenzie Beach.

8. I get to eat expensive food now because Mum doesn’t like the other choices in Tofino. One store in Tofino has the Blue dog food.

9. It rains a lot which means I sleep a lot on the couch and I am well rested for when it doesn’t rain.

That is my list of favorite things about Tofino. Please feel free to ask me any questions and between naps/walks at the beach, I will respond. It might just take a while. Typing is hard when you don’t have thumbs like the humans do.

You may also like

13 comments

Avatar
Leah December 16, 2016 - 7:49 pm

hehe I loved getting to read an article from a dog’s point of view! Sounds like a wonderful place to live. I’d like to go running along the beach too!

Reply
Avatar
Bella December 17, 2016 - 3:34 pm

Tofino is great Leah. You would love the beaches here. They go forever which means neverending runs, at least until mum tells me I have to stop, of course.

Reply
Avatar
Vicki Louise December 17, 2016 - 7:35 am

I love that your dog has a blog! It’s so interesting to read an article from her point of view – and it sounds remarkably like something my dog would come up with!

Reply
Avatar
Stacey December 17, 2016 - 8:00 am

Haha Oh my God this is adorable! Bella it sounds like you are having the best time in Torino! Don’t sleep too much! So cute!

Reply
Avatar
Bella December 17, 2016 - 3:32 pm

Tofino is so much fun Stacey but I get so tired from running all over that I need to sleep almost 20 hours a day…at minimum. Sleep, Eat, Play. That’s my life.

Reply
Avatar
Jean December 17, 2016 - 8:03 am

Adventure dogs are the best! We’re about to start doing more summer road trips here in Aus with our two dogs.

Reply
Avatar
Bella December 17, 2016 - 3:31 pm

Summer road trips are the best! Windows down and fresh air – it doesn’t get any better.

Reply
Avatar
Naomi December 17, 2016 - 9:25 am

Wow this looks devine! I can imagine Bella loves it so much because it seems like doggie heaven! Will you make it to Newfoundland too? Our own Newfoundlander always wanted to go there.

Reply
Avatar
Bella December 17, 2016 - 3:28 pm

I hope to go to Newfoundland some day. My parents have been but that’s before they met me. Being a lab, I also wanna go to Labrador.

Reply
Avatar
Marlies - Crazy Dutch Abroad December 17, 2016 - 10:05 am

This is a really funny post about Bella, nice change of perspective! The big tree is very beautiful. It seems like a paradise for dogs, LOL.

Reply
Avatar
Bella December 17, 2016 - 3:26 pm

The big trees are great for sniffing too, Marlies!

Reply
Avatar
Maja | Mexatia December 17, 2016 - 3:32 pm

Hey Bella it seems this is a great place for you! I can imagine our Lota running around with you. She would also take care of Paris (she is also not a cat fan) and smell surfers, I’m sure. Kisses 🙂

Reply
Avatar
Bella December 17, 2016 - 3:26 pm

Hi Maja! Lota is invited to play with me anytime in Tofino. We can take care of PF together!

Reply

Leave a Comment