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Gabby the Goose Makes Fifth Visit to Four-Diamond Oceanfront Resort

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2010) – On Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, the staff of The Shores Resort & Spa will welcome one of their most recognizable guests, as Gabby the Goose waddles in for her fifth visit to the four-diamond oceanfront resort.  A medium-sized Sebastopol goose with bright, blue eyes, Gabby travels regularly with Jennifer and Larry Thomas of Roanoke, Va., who first brought her to the pet-friendly resort when Gabby was one.

“We’re always happy to see Gabby and have her stroll around our lobby,” said General Manager David Rijos.

A pet-friendly resort, The Shores Resort & Spa is prepared to welcomes dogs and cats; however, Gabby has been “grandfathered in” to the property’s pet policy due to her domesticated demeanor.

Confirmed Rijos, “Gabby is very well-behaved.  She walks on a leash and is always dressed for the occasion with coordinating apron and diapers.  We enjoy having her stay with us, and hope she and the Thomas’ continue to be frequent guests for years to come.”

Although her long, curling feathers are not good for flying, Gabby has been earning frequent flyer points since her first trip to California at just three days old, when she went to live with the Thomas’.  Now four-and-a-half years old, Gabby has visited Disney World and Universal in Orlando; Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and others, but Daytona Beach Shores is among her favorite destinations.

“She loves to look out from the balcony and watch the ‘goings-on’ of each day,” stated Jennifer Thomas.  “She gets hypnotized when she sees those pelicans fly by!”

When not taking in the ocean view, Gabby enjoys watching “Sponge Bob Square Pants” on the Nickelodeon network, and playing with “Blue Buddy” – a blue cloth bag that travels with her everywhere she goes.

For more information on Gabby, or to schedule an interview or photo, contact Maria Hayworth at or at (386) 677-7000.

For more information on The Shores Resort & Spa, visit or call (866) 934-Shores.

-The Shores Resort & Spa-

About The Shores Resort & Spa

Ideally located on a quiet stretch of world famous Florida shoreline, The Shores Resort & Spa gracefully blends luxury, comfort, service and style into an extraordinary beachfront retreat.  From private balconies or terraces, the resort’s 212 guestrooms and suites offer captivating views of the blue-green Atlantic or Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway.  The Shores offers a long list of luxurious guest services and amenities, including private poolside cabanas, oceanside fire pits, exceptional dining, and an intimate spa.  Both pet-friendly and eco-friendly, The Shores Resort & Spa is a certified Florida Green Lodging resort.


Maria Hayworth
Hayworth Creative Public Relations

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