Seaside’s First Dog
Bud’s belly was the only thing about him that ever laid low. The most famous dog in Seaside, an affable dachshund owned by founders Robert and Daryl Davis, was ubiquitous. He accompanied Robert to work every day, either scampering along beside him or catching a ride in his bicycle basket. He inspected the houses, attended the meetings, and assisted with quality control at Modica Market and Perspicasity. When Robert and Daryl got married at Seaside, there was Bud, exchanging his own vows with Guinness, a sweet little dachshund gal. He even lent his name (along with a lovable cat that managed her own fan base) to the town’s first fine dining restaurant, Bud and Alley’s.
As Bud made his rounds around Seaside, he helped connect the community. Everybody knew Bud. Everybody loved Bud.
And when he passed at 21 years old, after a full life of love and a steady diet of homemade chicken soup, everybody mourned Bud. Bud was Seaside.