The Dog Days of Summer


Last month we were on a tiny island in Maine. Four and half acres surrounded by water. This meant Lucy could be off leash for an entire week. I know the dog days of summer tends to connote the most unbearably hot parts of the summer, but in this case the weather was an absolute delight. In fact it was cool enough that we never even jumped in the ocean. Lovely warmish days with cool breezes. So lovely. I will have more pictures from that trip, but for now, how about a gallery of Lucy at her cutest.

Relaxing in our hotel in New Castle, New Hampshire on our way to the house in Maine.
She loves a cave. Our bed at home is too low for her to get under. She enjoyed her “me time” away from the rest of us.
Always on squirrel patrol.
You should hear her paws as she runs across these soft pine needle paths.
Lucy hates getting in water, but she isn’t afraid to be near it. One morning I was watching her case a squirrel hole when she got herself on a ledge over the water. Just as I asked her how she was going to get off that ledge she tried to turn around and lost her footing. She dropped about three feet into the water and swam to shore. It was a great moment for me because we have never seen her in water, and after having her for 10 years we can now confirm that she can indeed swim.
For as much as we loved being there, Lucy probably had the best time of all.
She can be very patient.
One minute she was on the window seat next to me, the next she was on the table walking across my puzzle.
Getting on the table was crazy enough, but she made a bee line over to Sarah to give her a kiss. Another thing she normally doesn’t do.
Stalking squirrels all day is exhausting.
She has a million ways to be comfy.


6 thoughts on “The Dog Days of Summer

  1. banff1972 September 12, 2020 / 5:02 pm

    Great pics. She’s adorable. The joy of a dog off-leash, nothing beats it.


  2. Susan scanlon September 12, 2020 / 8:03 pm

    This looks like a perfect vacation!


  3. TravellinPenguin September 12, 2020 / 8:43 pm

    She is such a gorgeous girl. I just love her. 🌷🌷🌷


  4. BookerTalk September 13, 2020 / 6:02 am

    So helpful of her to move a few pieces of the jigsaw around for you…
    wha an idyllic spot you found for a vacation. quite envious


  5. Ti September 15, 2020 / 12:33 pm

    She is too cute and I cannot believe it’s been ten years since you got her. We found out last year on a trip to Palm Springs that my dog does not like the water. She was running and jumped over a fountain and didn’t make it. She got out of that water so fast and then we tried the beach recently and not only did she not like the water, she did not like the sand either.


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