July – Anna Maria Island Photo Contest Winner – Biscuit Surfing In The Pool

Surfin' Biscuit
Surfin’ Biscuit


Thank you to everyone who entered Island Real Estates July Photo Contest “Pets On Vacation”.  We would like to share this short story from our July photo contest first place winner Shannon Dell & her picture of “Surfing Biscuit” during his summer vacation on Anna Maria Island.

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Written By Shannon Dell –

Our Biscuit passed away this past April at the ripe old age of 16. He was around 14 when this pic was taken. The kids and I had just come back from a fun day at the beach. It was our tradition to jump in the pool after beach visits and Biscuit would always sit on the edge and watch the kids swim. He was a very good swimmer, but not a huge fan of the water. He would whine a little at being left out of the fun. We had just purchased a boogie board at one of the Island beach shops. My daughter came up with the idea of putting Biscuit on the boogie board so he could be with us, but not have to get wet. He turned out to be a great little “surfer”!  He balanced very well on the board and the kids laughed and laughed. For such an old man he was still a cool dude.