After a very sad week in which we had to say goodbye to Bistro, our ever faithful companion of 15 1/2 years, we decided it was high time we introduce the rest of the pack to their new playground. We packed everyone up in the van and headed down to the lake where we were also joined by the Clarke family. Waffles and Daisy hit the ground running as soon as we opened the door. There was much sniffing to be done, things to be peed on, cliffs to be jumped off of (naughty Waffles), dead fish carcasses to roll in (yuck Daisy), and best of all, the giant lake to swim in.
Dan and Kris brought their two man kayak along with them and we finally had the opportunity to get out on the lake. Being that it is L shaped, the far end of the lake isn’t visible from our property so Kris and I decided we must venture out to see what is on the other side. We rowed the kayak all the way to the other end and back…yep, my arms are a bit sore today. While we were out, we discovered one of the bald eagles perched high upon a branch across the lake and rowed over to see how close we could get to it. We actually were able to get almost right under the tree he was perched in before he got spooked and flew off. Very cool!
Dave and Dan then took a turn on the kayak and brought their fishing gear along as well. They each caught their first fish on the lake so were very pleased with themselves. Hopefully that’s just the first of many to come.
Max and Matthew had a blast swimming in the lake for the first time along with Daisy and Waffles. Until Waffles decided she needed to play chicken with Matthew and in the process raked her giant talons along his torso. 😦 Bad Waffles.
A day of many firsts; Kris shot her first gun and Dan and Matthew road their first dirt bike!
After a full day, we packed up the very pooped hounds and headed back home.
Although Bistro never made it to the new property, he was with us in spirit the entire day. RIP old friend…..