Sitting on the Dock of the Lake

Dock Time with Chloe and Gracie

Sitting on the dock of the lake is

the next best thing to a boat ride.


The dock gives us some cover and shelter if the sun is too hot

or there is a threat of storms so we can still get our water fix.


Some of us like to

look at the water…




Some of us like to

play in the water…



And some of us like

to drink the water.


It looks pretty peaceful & relaxing until

you realize this is our soundtrack:


 Chloe & Gracie wish you a

peaceful & relaxing Sunday :)


Thank you for your visit!

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  38 comments for “Sitting on the Dock of the Lake

  1. August 3, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Love your dogs. Be careful with ice water for dogs. I read that it can cause stomach cramps and can be deadly. I don’t know if this is true but I would double check out the claim.

    • August 3, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Hi Carol, Thanks for your comment. We have always given our dogs small ice chips, there’s no danger except for cracking their teeth (less likely with small chips). It’s an urban legend that’s been circulating a long while:

  2. August 3, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Your pups are so cooperative when it comes to photos. Mine sees a camera and scampers away…..quickly! After a boat ride we head right on up to the porch as the dock rocks up and down making it a not very pleasant place to sit.

  3. Lynn R
    August 3, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I love the photo of your baby doll laying stretched out on the big cushion. Looks like my guy, just a lot smaller. So precious.

  4. August 3, 2014 at 8:20 am

    It’s always fun to see new adventure Gracie and Chloe are on. I’ve been keeping up on FB and check in here on the weekend. You’ve been busy redecorating! I shouldn’t be surprised.

  5. Susan Nelson
    August 3, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I love this page! I have a Bichon names Daisy and I enjoy everything reading your blog and the photos and recipes are amazing! Happy Sunday

  6. August 3, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Great start to my day! We have doggie play dates, Katie is the only one of ten that barks, ok non stop yaps if you don’t throw the ball… I feel for your ears!

  7. August 3, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Love your bichons! We had one (Daisy) for 15 years and when I see your pictures I really miss her. Her antics were second only to the movie dog Marley! We now have a cavachon which is a bichons and a cavalier. She has a lot of bichons in her!!! We have the same soundtrack as you! Have a wonderful Sunday.
    Continued blessings,

  8. Kathryn Harris
    August 3, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I read on snopes that the ice thing isn’t true about causing dogs stomach cramps. I’m sure glad cuz our dogs get it everyday after our walk. Your dogs are darling and they sure love the lake life just like ours do.

  9. August 3, 2014 at 9:27 am

    So cute!!

  10. linda kemp
    August 3, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I think those are the cutest dogs I’ve ever seen!

  11. August 3, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Oh, I wish you could have seen Sadie when I started the video. She got so excited to see her friend. ‘-)
    How I would like to be stretched out on that mat with that sweet little girl or dangling my feet in that cool, clear water. What a life! Happy Sunday to all of you ~ Sarah and Sadie

  12. Mindy
    August 3, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Love this post. Makes me smile.

  13. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    August 3, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Looks like a perfect way to spend a summer day Mary! Enjoy:@)

  14. August 3, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Love this post …your pups are adorable! My daughter always gave ice chips to her dog…she had small chips too..

  15. August 3, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Chloe and Gracie are the cutest pups, Mary! Their adorable faces always make me smile. Happy Sunday on the lake.

  16. Kristi
    August 3, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Thank you for your beautiful pictures. They are so peaceful to look at, and your dog’s are
    precious. Love your blog. Thanks Kristi

  17. August 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Those furry faces have made my day Mary, and I love their vocal enthusiasm!

  18. Susan
    August 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I love Chloe and Gracie!! My Bichon, Keeper, says to tell them HEY!! I also love your header, so calm and peaceful. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, your blog is one of the most beautiful blogs I read. Happy Sunday and enjoy the lake!

  19. franki
    August 3, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Great screen cleaner…cute wag!! We had breakfast on our pier this morning….enJOY the day!!

  20. kathi
    August 3, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    As always Chloe and Gracie puts smiles on my face. They are so precious! Happy Sunday!

  21. August 3, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    A rainy weekend here too. I don’t mind, but I feel sorry for the working people who only get to enjoy the beach on the weekends. No dogs allowed, so we can sit at the pavilion and enjoy the bay in peace and quiet. That’s until my 5 gkids arrive, no more peace! Enjoy your beautiful spot!

  22. August 3, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Your dogs are great – I just love them. they look like they are enjoying themselves on the dock.
    Have a great Sunday also.

  23. Lynda
    August 3, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    They are beautiful! My bichon Sir Bentley is infatuated with the Koi in our pond they actually come up to greet him and he puts his face in to play with them! It is too funny actually last week he fell in!

  24. August 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    So cute….wish I was sitting on the dock of the lake right now!

    PS…I like the new page format!

  25. August 3, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    My Bichon, Bear, heard the sound track and came running to see who was here! Lol!
    Cute pictures! I we have pictures of Bear, than our children!Ha! Ha!

  26. August 3, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    These little girls are so darling. Isn’t it funny how they will fixate on one little thing forever? I bet it never changes as many times as they see it. They sure are cute. I don’t comment very often but always enjoy your blog..Happy Sunday..Judy.

  27. August 3, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I like the new look for the blog! When did you do it? Being on, near or in the water is a love of mine! Actually did have a beautiful day. Hope you did too.

  28. August 4, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Hi Mary! Of course, you know I absolutely adore your post! One can never have enough of your fabulous Chloe and Gracie! So beautiful!

  29. Tricia
    August 4, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Too cute!

  30. Sherry Myers
    August 4, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    So cute! My Pomeranian, who turned one year old yesterday heard your dog barking on the video. She hasn’t stopped barking yet. She has looked out two sliding doors and the bay window. She knows there is a dog out there somewhere…but where? It’s a hoot…thanks for sharing with both of us! The view is beautiful.

  31. paula
    August 4, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Tooo Cute !! I wonder if the girls know they are superstars ?!!?! :)

  32. August 5, 2014 at 9:53 am

    Mary, The video is hilarious! I have been showing it to everyone! We actually had to teach Nellie to bark on command as the lab hunting dogs have been bred to be quiet! She won’t even bark at the deer munching my trees and plants and flowers. Chipmunks, for some reason known only to the dog brain, are the only thing that she will automatically bark for. Otherwise, we use the command word “squirrel” to get her going. I thought of that one day as I watched one devour the contents of my bird feeder. By the way, I love the new links above the title of your post that takes me directly to a line up of related posts! I’m always amazed at how much you do!! Have a great week! Linda

  33. August 5, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Looks like a fun day. Sorry, I am behind visiting. Busy week. Chloe and Gracie are precious and looks like they had a great day!

  34. August 6, 2014 at 9:07 am

    What sweetness!!!! Chloe and Gracie are adorable.
    What a beautiful view!

  35. August 6, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Chloe and Gracie are very smart gals…they know exactly where to be to enjoy the day!…I would hang out there too!!

  36. January 25, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Very nice pictures. I love all of them. It seems quite beautiful sitting on the dock of the lake. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

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