Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wet and prickly situations...

We went up to the lake for the early part of the Labor day weekend. We have always had swimming dogs (retrievers and labs), and Booker loves mud puddles and the resulting baths, so we figure he will also love the lake. It was a bit chilly, though. You could see him thinking, 'you want me to do what?' or maybe it was more like, 'you're really going to let me get wet and muddy?' At any rate, he didn't really swim, just waded in up to his chest. I think the lake looked a LOT bigger than our bathtub to him.
 
He had lots of sniffing around to do, and we had to watch what he put in his mouth, as there is a lot of wildlife there. Fortunately, he did not run into the porcupine without us!

We went up Thursday morning, and came home just as everyone else was going up Friday evening, as I had to work at the gallery yesterday.  I hope you all are having a restful Labor Day weekend - which seems somewhat oxymoronic to me, but then what do I know?

We didn't get our typical 'sunset over the lake' photo this time, so you don't have to look at another one of those, but I did take a shot of the full moon reflected in the lake. That's a bit different, but I guess it still qualifies as another of my 'number one motif' photos. Sorry 'bout that, but evening is so lovely there, it always seems like something that I should try to capture. And then to share...

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

oh my! Booker has grown so much - That one where he's looking up at the camera doesn't seem to have much baby left in him! We took Shadow for his first swimming experience and it required James getting in the water and working to get Shadow to chase a ball out there. it took a few tries but he became more comfortable with water above his ankles!

K Spoering said...

Yes, he's a bit more than a third of his adult size now. And just like a human adolescent, he thinks he's bigger than he is!