Beau the Golden Retriever Racks Up Frequent Flyer Miles
If you’ve been around Lakewood for any period of time, there’s a good chance you’ve met Beau. Beau is a 7 1/2 year old Golden Retriever and LYC member, Sol Zittrer’s certified service dog. Sol has had Beau for 7 years and he’s been his service dog since Sol’s wife Ruthie passed away in July of 2016.
Recently Beau accompanied Sol on a trip to Chicago and Cleveland. Beau was treated to a Starbucks Puppuccino in between flights and even got to visit with the pilots in the cockpit! The next day, Beau attended a five hour long meeting with Sol and was perfectly well-behaved. Sol said, “He was unbelievable; he did not get a bathroom break until we got back to Houston.” We're sure Beau will have more adventures to come!
Beau attended this years Keels & Wheels at Lakewood Yacht Club and made a sweet friend.
Beau's travels have taken him to Washington D.C., where he visited the Washington Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. He also attended meetings at the United States Coast Guard Headquarters and even gave some pointers to Congressman Al Green. Where in the world will Beau go next?
Less than a month after returning from Washington D.C., Beau headed to the Houston National Cemetary to visit his best friend Ruthie. He and Sol then hopped on a plane to Little Rock, Arkansas, where they stayed in the famous Capital Hotel. Beau ran around town with Sol all day and ended the night napping on the first-class hotel bed. What a "ruff" life!
Beau's latest trip has taken him abroad to Cabo with his owner, Sol, and his friend Patricia, who used to live there. While in Cabo, they looked at real estate and boating possibilities and met up with Sol's family member, Marco Ehrenberg, who was related to Sol's late wife, Ruthie. Sol gifted Marco a book titled "Ehrenberg" as pictured in the first picture below. As always, Beau was a perfectly well-behaved travel buddy!
Beau celebrated his 9th birthday at the Club! Happy birthday, Beau!
Beau and his owner, Sol, traveled up north to visit family for Christmas. He's also been hanging out with the trainers at water aerobics class at the Houston Methodist Aquatic Center.
Beau participated in the GBCA Icicle Race with Sol and Admiral Jim Watson, U.S. Coast Guard (retired).
Beau recently welcomed the Ambassador of Greece to the United States, Haris Lalacos, and his wife Anna to Houston. Later, he campaigned for LYC member, Bill King, who is running for mayor of Houston. No telling what Beau will be up to next!
Close to 60,000 people (and Beau) recently attended the 50th anniversary of the Offshore Technology Conference. A good time was had by all!
Beau racked up some more airline miles at the beginning of July when he and Sol flew to Little Rock, Arkansas. Beau squeezed into a small spot on the floor for a relaxing hour and a half long nap. Such a good boy!
A few days after returning from Little Rock, Beau celebrated his 10th birthday! He donned a birthday hat and lei for his party at the Club.
Beau and Sol recently took a trip to the Houston SPCA, a non-profit organization that has been helping a variety of species, including "companion animals, small pets, horses and farm animals, native wildlife and exotics" since 1924. They have a brand new building that Beau and Sol had the pleasure of touring. They almost came home with a new friend for Beau! Learn more about the Houston SPCA.
Beau has been busy behind the wheel of Sol's Porsche. One of his favorite places to drive is
Lakewood Yacht Club! Another favorite destination is New York Bagels in Houston where he enjoys
the smell of freshly made bagels!
Beau presented an LYC Sunday Brunch certificate to the winner of a drawing at the monthly Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) meeting.
Beau is such a smart boy that he's receiving mail from the Colorado School of Mines to recruit him to the university! Do you think he will go on a campus tour?
Beau went on a field trip to the Houston Maritime Museum and then discovered historic Houston through a tour led by TV's Mister McKinney. Beau had a great day exploring and thinks that you'd really like it too!
Beau witnessed what life in the fast lane is like! He spent the day at the race track watching Sol's grandson, Asher race. When will it be Beau's turn to drive a fast car?
Beau is enjoying is brand new 70" TV that he got from American Furniture Warehouse. He loves watching Star Trek on the big screen!
Look what Beau bought for his best friend Sol, a new Porsche Macan S for his 78th birthday! And he’s smiling about it. He sure most have saved a lot of dog biscuits to pay for it?
Beau took a trip back in time and learned about some history at Maceo Spice & Import Co. in Galveston. He became best buds with the owner, Ronald Maceo and explored all of the tasty spices, blends, oils, and deli items. Beau's dad, Sol, ordered some delicious muffalettas for lunch... do you think Beau got a little taste?
Beau spent some time at his dad Sol's Georg Fischer booth at this year's Keels & Wheels. Beau had such a fun weekend full of vintage wooden boats and classic cars (& lots of head scratches).
Beau made a trip to the Katy Mills Mall to visit Global Water Center's mobile discovery center. He learned all about how the organization is working to end the global water crisis by providing safe, clean drinking water to all people. Beau explored the 25,000 square feet of exhibit space and even got a private tour by Chris Holdorf, Executive Director of Global Water Center.
Beau enjoyed his annual birthday bowl of ice cream from Kasra Persian Cafe. Such a treat! The staff even sang happy birthday to him. All of us at Lakewood wish you a very happy 12th birthday, Beau!
Beau had another wonderful trip to Washington DC for the US Coast Guard Meeting. He gave the pilot some pointers, cat-napped on the plane, visited with friends and enjoyed his comfy hotel bed.
Also in August, Beau had a grand time at the flight museum and Offshore Technology Conference! Just look at that happy smile.
Beau was one of the 600+ attendees at the Marine Technology Society Annual BBQ and Fundraiser in Houston. He enjoyed an evening of socializing, food and refreshments. Beau thought about bidding on some of the silent auction items and autographed sports memorabilia. He saw lots of bids for the Sunday Brunch for 4 donated by Lakewood Yacht Club. He hopes the winner enjoys it! Beau had a wonderful time catching up with his Marine Technology buddies!
Beau made another new friend, this time at Sam's Club! If Constable Derousse ever needs a K-9 sidekick, Beau is the man for the job!