First Pontoon Ride of the Season


We had the first boat ride of the season last weekend. . .


The highlight of every dog’s weekend.


Enjoying the wind in our ears again. . .



And in our tails.


Gracie’s showing signs of boating bliss. . .


Or possibly spring pollen allergies :)



We all take allergy meds in our house in the spring with the tree pollen.

Chloe & Gracie take a veterinarian-approved children’s chewable Claritin everyday.


Grape flavor, yum :)


The Captain’s chair and lap is the boat seat of choice. . .


The Captain needs a bigger lap :)




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We’ve had a very wet week but hopefully those April showers washed most of the pollen away.


We’re looking forward to seeing the sun again Saturday before more showers return Sunday.

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Chloe & Gracie wish you a happy, sunny and allergy-free weekend!

Thank you for your visit!

  33 comments for “First Pontoon Ride of the Season

  1. Jo
    April 18, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Love your pictures. We just rescued a Westie earlier this year. She has brought us so much joy. I live in Gastonia – I always enjoy your plate settings, potting shed and dogs.

  2. Elizabeth
    April 18, 2015 at 7:12 am

    Absolutely adorable! Dogs are the best.

  3. April 18, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Great pictures, and looks like a great time! Love the one with the ears flapping open in the wind.

  4. Ellen Stillabower
    April 18, 2015 at 7:32 am

    So cute!! You’re very lucky to have your little puppies with you and they are very lucky to have you two as their parents..🐶😍⛵️

  5. April 18, 2015 at 7:34 am

    They are the cutest pups, Mary. I loved the mosaic at the end with the setting sun in the center..too pretty! I hope you, your hubby and pups can get out again today. Happy weekend!

  6. April 18, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Just precious! You have the cutest pups and photos! I know they love their boat rides! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Judy
    April 18, 2015 at 7:54 am

    How lucky you are…the first boat rides of the season are always so exciting. Checking out all the changes the winter brought to the lake and seeing everything as it was. My yellow lab, does exactly the same thing that Chole does…turn upside down in joy on the seat of our pontoon. Alas, Our first ride is a month plus off…our lake is still ice covered! Hope you have a great weekend, and take a ride for me.

  8. melissa smith
    April 18, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Gosh..they are the cutest!!!

  9. April 18, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Love seeing pictures of Chloe and Gracie! It’s nice to return to the “water” after a long winter. We are visiting in Pensacola and it is raining as well!💦. To more sunshine , boating and warm weather! Have a great weekend!

  10. Ellie LaJuett
    April 18, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I love your dogs! Very cute pictures. Thanks for sharing!

    April 18, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Your dogs are just so precious! I love seeing pictures of them! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the great weather!!

  12. Cheryl
    April 18, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Adorable pictures.

  13. Marlene
    April 18, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Just love these pictures of your little sweethearts! Makes my heart sing.

  14. April 18, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Your Bichons are so adorable. I miss our bichon Nicky.

  15. linda kemp
    April 18, 2015 at 10:52 am


  16. April 18, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I L-U-V those babies!!! Do they realize how many friends they have out here in blogland?????

  17. April 18, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Chloe and Gracie are so adorable! Thanks for sharing such wonderful photos of them!! Hugz Lisa and Bear

  18. April 18, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    The girls are well loved and taken care of…I love to see them enjoying quality time with their folks!

  19. julie
    April 18, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    we have two bichon girls and live on a lake with the pontoon. They know exactly when we grab the boat key… can’t fool em, can’t trick em. Love their boat.

  20. April 18, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Huge smiles even before I clicked over because I knew The Girls would be in heaven! Looks like a great day Mary-enjoy:@)

  21. Tricia
    April 18, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I love seeing your puppies! This looks so fun. We take our cats to Sonic in the car and people think that is hilarious. Great pictures.

  22. franki
    April 18, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    It’s BACK…It’s HERE!!!! franki

  23. April 18, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Hmmm. Chloe and Grace are just adorable, and the captain is looking mighty fine, too! Hope you were able to squeeze in another boat ride today.

  24. April 18, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Your pictures make me miss, SO much riding on my SIL’s pontoon and my FIL’s pontoon. Some of my best memories. Your little girls are so adorable. Thanks for sharing and I hope you get better weather. We had SUMMER today, 83 degrees!!!!! Tomorrow we go back to the 60’s but I’ll be happy with that too!

  25. Cynthia Raines
    April 19, 2015 at 12:02 am

    They are just too sweet! Hugs to the girls!

  26. April 19, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Happy Weekend! The girls look as though they have their sea legs. We can hardly get Sadie to ride in a car. I wonder what she would do on a boat? I’m going to read her this post. ;-)
    Your girls are adorable!

  27. April 19, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Oh those poor sweet babies, I didn’t know dogs could have problems with spring pollen! We are washing away in the rain around here, but it’s worse at the beach so that makes thoughts of boating seem very far away! Nothing rejuvenates the soul faster than a sunny day on the water~ So adorable that they both want to sit on Dad’s lap!

  28. April 19, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    What a ride! Chloe and Grace are just precious and seem to love the ride! What a delightful post!!

  29. April 19, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Mary, April showers bring May flowers so I think all your rain will turn into beautiful blossoms soon. It looks like the best seat on your boat is in the Captain’s lap! The girls are just so cute–I’m sure he can’t resist them! Linda

  30. Linda
    April 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Enjoyed your boating photos! The dogs looked like they were really enjoying the day. We too are getting rain here in Michigan. We have a ways to go before we launch our sailboat on Lake Michigan and began our sailing fun. A day on the water is really invigorating and makes sleep that night nice. Enjoy your post!!!


  31. April 20, 2015 at 12:41 am

    They are the cutest!!!…and yes, hope the rain washes away the pollen..we are certainly going to get lots of it….until I babysat my granddog, I had no idea that pollen affected dogs too….he was sneezing away the other day!

  32. April 22, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Great pictures I can’t wait to see more as the weather warms up! Here in Kentucky we wait to put our boat in until much of the debris from heavy rains has disbursed from the lake.

  33. Pattie Leonardis
    April 26, 2015 at 1:18 am

    soooooo cute!

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