A nice Saturday!

Hello Every Buddy!

Jo reporting today.  On Saturday I was invited to the lake cottage of my son's wife's family.  I had been a visitor there before so I knew it was going to be a very pleasant day and it was!!

However, these lovely folks are not what we would call Dog People. They have no pets and don't seem to care to have them around, so Stella was not invited.  I felt badly in the sense that Stella loves the lake, loves to swim, but could not come along.

We spent time eating, talking and listening to stories and soon decided to go for a pontoon ride.  Since it has been a cool, late summer, it was not warm enough for swimming, but its a large lake and we enjoyed looking at the scenery.

One of the very best things we saw was a family of loons, and we were able to get up close to them.

We watched them while they dived, found goodies to eat and the baby stayed right close to his Mum.  They are the Minnesota state bird, so we all love them for their beauty and their haunting call.  My daughter-in-law told me they only lay two eggs at a time so its not unusual to just see one baby.

It was a lovely day, cloudy and then sunny, and we enjoyed traveling the lake and the visiting.

So excuse us for no Saturday Morning post, we were out playing!


Jo with Stella and Zkhat at home!


  1. Something went wrong last weekend Stella. You like water and your were excluded from the lake weekend, whereas I hate water and I was taken along to a traditional boat festival!
    Toodle pip!
    PS Have you yet considered my application to join your Thunder Support Group?

  2. looks lovely! sorry for stella, though.

  3. Glad you had a great time and pity Stella could not come but if they are not dog people we would agree best not. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. We bet that was Avery nice day for you. And we wonder if maybe Stella wasn't just as happy to stay home.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  5. Since it was still too cold fur her to swim we think Stella was probably OK with you having a day away.

    OH BOY... do I EVER EVER EVER miss MY PONTOON Boat. I had sooooo much fun on that baby.

  6. Well, I was liking this up until the no dogs part. Some people! Sheesh!


  7. When I was a little girl, we visited friends with a cabin on a lake and I heard the loons calling that night. You never forget that sound.

  8. Wow, it looks nice, Jo. And loons included! I'm sorry Stella couldn't go. Shado has never gone out on a boat, either, though once he jumped into a friend's pool. He just stood there, looked at the water, and LEAPED and swam to the steps. Who knew?

    Hope the tstorms tonight are bearable. We will be thinking of you - and we are glad you aren't out on the lake on a storm night!

  9. It sounds like a lovely day. Though I just don't get non-dog people...;-)

  10. What a wonderful day (all except for Stella staying home). Your loon photo is gorgeous!

  11. Looks as if Stella would have loved to jump in that water. It's true though, we can't go everywhere we want especially wiv non dog minded people. Besides we wouldn't enjoy it if we couldn't slobber over everyone now would we. Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X