Weekend Waterview: Guest Bloggers Lola and Sophie

Weekend Waterview Guest Bloggers Lola and Sophie | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #bichonfrise #lake

Happy Weekend Everyone!

This is Lola and Sophie, and we’re guest posting for our mom today. She’s been really busy gardening so we told her she could have the day off and we’d fill in for her.

Weekend Waterview Guest Bloggers Lola and Sophie | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #bichonfrise #lake

Life has been different since mid-March. Our dad and mom are both home all the time now which we really like! We get to go on a lot more walks these days. . .

Dogs meet donkeys | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #bichonfrise

We met some new friends but were careful to observe our social distancing and stay a safe 6 feet away. Sophie said these were the biggest dogs she’d ever seen. . .

Dogs meet donkeys | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #bichonfrise

I’m the older sister (and wiser 🐾) so I knew they were donkeys, not dogs, and don’t really like to play.

Jimmy and Jack the donkeys | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Their names are Jimmy and Jack. Jimmy is the woolly, larger one and is a mammoth donkey. Jack is a Jerusalem donkey and has the cross on his back.

Jimmy and Jack the donkeys | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Our mom says the next time she goes to the grocery store, she’ll pick up some carrots and we can feed them.

Weekend Waterview Guest Bloggers Lola and Sophie | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs

We got to go to camp one day last week and play with the other dogs in what seems like forever! They have curbside service for dogs these days. Our collars and leashes stay home and someone comes to get us out of the car and take us inside using the camp’s leash / lead so we can all stay safe.

Weekend Waterview Guest Bloggers Lola and Sophie | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #bichonfrise #lake

We’ve been sitting outside a lot more and watching the water. . .every day feels like the weekend so we don’t know what day of the week it is anymore.

Weekend Waterview Sophie | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #bichonfrise

Our mom and dad always comment on how the water changes with the clouds. . .

Weekend Waterview | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake

My mom said this photo is a perfect example as you can see how much bluer the water is on the right because of the sky and fewer clouds.

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake

Our mom likes seeing the Snowball Viburnum blooms by the water.

Weekend Waterview Snowball Viburnum | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #garden #flowers #lake

She has a couple of snowball viburnum bushes . . . we think it’s because she likes things that are white and fluffy. . .🐾🐾

Snowball Viburnum | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #garden #flowers

We like to be outside with our mom and dad while they work on projects.

Weekend Waterview Guest Bloggers Lola and Sophie | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #bichonfrise #lake

We sat and enjoyed the breeze while we watched our dad clean the boat last week. . .

Weekend Waterview Guest Bloggers Lola and Sophie | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #bichonfrise

And we like to supervise when they’re outside gardening and watch the birds, squirrels and bunnies.

Weekend Waterview Guest Bloggers Lola and Sophie | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #bichonfrise

Mostly, we just nap in the shade.

Weekend Waterview Guest Bloggers Lola and Sophie | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #bichonfrise

Our mom has to put an old sheet down and lays some chair cushions out for us to nap on. If she doesn’t lay the sheet out first, we dig through the gravel to the dirt to sniff the smells. We don’t mean to but we get our faces dirty and Mom says it looks like it’s going to be awhile before we see the groomer again.

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake

Our mom said we should include a sunset photo

and inspirational quote to end with . . .

"Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn."  | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

“Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.”

 – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Weekend Waterview Guest Bloggers Lola and Sophie | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dogs #bichonfrise #lake #sunset #LKN

Happy Weekend and Stay Safe Everyone! 🐾🐾

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  69 comments for “Weekend Waterview: Guest Bloggers Lola and Sophie

  1. Ann Woleben
    April 18, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Lola and Sophie should receive extra treats this weekend for their outstanding post. Thank you, girls!

  2. Gail
    April 18, 2020 at 7:22 am

    Happy Saturday (I think). Sophie and Lola are having lots of fun. Stay healthy and safe

    • Liz
      April 18, 2020 at 8:29 am

      Love Lola and Sophie’s post! Beautiful pics, as always.

  3. Barbara Leis
    April 18, 2020 at 7:30 am

    They are so adorable

  4. Jane
    April 18, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Lola and Sophie are adorable and very into their work! Nice commentary girls. Have fun and you stay safe also…. Hope you get some extra treats for a job well done.
    enjoy the rest of your weekend! 🐾

  5. Linda Primeaux
    April 18, 2020 at 7:31 am

    What a wonderful, dreamy day at the lake. Much time to reflect and meditate on God’s canvas of His creation. Puppies are adorable! 🐩🐩🐾
    Thank you for sharing, you are very blessed.

  6. Margaret
    April 18, 2020 at 7:43 am

    Well done Lola and Sophie, you make excellent bloggers.

  7. Carol
    April 18, 2020 at 7:50 am

    Tell Sophie and Lola that Bindi and Presley miss them! Great job as guest bloggers!

    • April 18, 2020 at 7:52 am

      Thank you Carol♥ Hugs and belly rubs to Bindi and Presley too 🐾🐾

  8. Franki Parde
    April 18, 2020 at 7:56 am

    That was do doggone sweet…extra treats for a blog well done!!! franki

  9. Rita C.
    April 18, 2020 at 8:14 am

    The girls are very observant! I can remember my oldest daughter once commented (while we were driving along WV country roads where the cows were grazing), “look at those big dogs, Daddy!” Your surroundings are a beautiful place (and this is a beautiful time!) to be stuck at home. Enjoy!

  10. Kathy Menold
    April 18, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Love this puppy blog!🐕🐕

  11. Julaine
    April 18, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Thank you. Seeing this was a great way to start my day!

  12. April 18, 2020 at 8:22 am

    I’ve always enjoyed your blog but this one made my day. Lola and Sophie are so cute and such great bloggers, thank you. I lost my fur-babies and haven’t had the heart to love again just yet.

  13. Ellen
    April 18, 2020 at 8:25 am

    The puppy blog was right on!! You two are sooooo cute! Your mommy is very lucky to get outside to garden..too cold here and rainy…stay good girls!!

  14. Shannon
    April 18, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Good job girls!!🌷🌷

  15. Sandra
    April 18, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Thanks Sophie & Lola for a wonderful blog. My mom said I won’t see my groomer for a while either and pretty soon I’ll have a hard time seeing. I really enjoy when you two take over. Your friend Mari, the Havanese.

  16. Mary
    April 18, 2020 at 8:33 am

    You have the most beautiful sunsets! Great guest bloggers, too.

  17. Mary
    April 18, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Beautiful sunset! Great guest bloggers!

  18. April 18, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Sophie and Lola
    I have a Granddogie-Daisy, that looks just like you, but now with this virus, have not seen her for awhile.
    Really enjoyed this post.

  19. April 18, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Thank you Lola and Sophie for letting us see what been going in in your world these days! The photos were beautiful and the sunset was amazing, and perfect with the quote. Happy weekend! 🐾❤️🐾

  20. Chris Wells
    April 18, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Well done, Girls! ❤️

  21. Sandra Brown
    April 18, 2020 at 9:17 am

    I love donkeys! Years ago, our pastor’s xmas message was all about the donkey and how important he is to the Christmas story. That started my affinity! Sophie snd Lola are excellent bloggers already! Give them an extra treat today for bringing some joy to me on this rainy, Saturday morning in Coastal VA!

  22. Linda
    April 18, 2020 at 9:18 am

    What a delightful way to start the day!
    You’ve done such a fine job on this post, Lola and Sophie! In addition to all her other outstanding gifts it’s clear that your Mom is doing a wonderful job home schooling you during these “different” days.
    Stay sweet and safe!

  23. April 18, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Enjoyed your post you two cuties…thank you for sharing your day :)

  24. Yvonne Shafer
    April 18, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Great job, girls! Your choices and commentary are terrific! You deserve an A+ for this post! I better step up my work with my two fur kids! Enjoy your time visiting the donkeys too!

  25. Clara
    April 18, 2020 at 9:59 am

    The girls did a great job! Bet you are ordering extra treats; exploring the beautiful countryside stirs the appetite . Love all the pictures. Happy Saturday! Clara ♥️

    • Linda S. In NE
      April 20, 2020 at 3:34 pm

      Do you two even have any idea how lucky you are to be living the life you are? I agree with one of your other fans that both your Mom and Dad are doing a wonderful job of home schooling. You both seem to have picked right up on this blogging thing. With every swipe of my finger over your text, my smile grew just a little wider. Thanks for that.
      I don’t think I have ever seen you guys confined to a crate before. I appreciate your Mom telling us how she arranged all the layers in order to keep you not only safe, but clean at the same time!! Take care of each other.

  26. April 18, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Thank you Lola and Sophie for a wonderful peek at lake life these days! I know you’re so happy to have your mom and dad home all the time! It is hard to remember what day it is…I am kind of loving this relaxed {when you don’t watch the news} life style!

  27. April 18, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Lola and Sophie are so irresistible. Love to stare at their photos.

  28. susan
    April 18, 2020 at 10:25 am

    💕💕💕 such a great post!

  29. Gail G Stephens
    April 18, 2020 at 10:54 am

    Those dogs have a RUFF life!

  30. Alma
    April 18, 2020 at 11:01 am


  31. Donna
    April 18, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Sweet, so sweet.. . . .so much fun. It is a dog’s life that many of us can identify with.

  32. April 18, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I’m intrigued by your fence/pen and think it would work for my Rosie. She loves being outside with me but will get distracted and walk off when I’m busy! Beautiful day at Lake Norman. Thank you Lynn

  33. Carole Klopschinski
    April 18, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Hats off to Lola and Sophie….They are adorable!

  34. Bonnie Morgan
    April 18, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    What an enjoyable post! Lola and Sophie are great storytellers.

  35. Debbie
    April 18, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    These girls make my heart happy.

  36. Elaine
    April 18, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Thank you for the cute, cheery pictures! The dogs make me miss my Shih Tzu and what a great idea with the pen and chair cushions.

  37. Chloe
    April 18, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    Lola and Sophie have done a great job blogging today. Thanks, girls, for the update on what’s happening in your world. I loved your pictures.

  38. Anne Marie
    April 18, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    This post was so cute! It’s not easy for any of us, even the pups. You brought a smile to my day! Stay safe!

  39. Janet Robinson
    April 18, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    I absolutely love these pictures!!! Being outside as much as possible makes this tolerable. Lola and Sophie are so beautiful!!! Enjoy your sunshine and warmth. Maine is still cold. April can be the cruelest month here!! Your posts make me so happy!!

  40. Jane
    April 18, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Mary, This is such a delightful post. Thank you so very much! I’m glad you are staying safe and have such sweet company. Take care!

  41. Cyndi Raines
    April 18, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Lola and Sophie, you are adorable! Lola, you made me laugh out loud regarding your comment that Sophie thought the donkeys were big dogs! Glad you set her straight. 😄 I didn’t know about the Jerusalem donkey having a cross on its back, what a special marking! Thank you for sharing such great pictures and letting us see what your days are like. We love you and your momma for bringing us some southern charm and joy. ♥️🐾♥️🐾 Happy weekend. 😉

  42. Jacki Salinas
    April 18, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    I love Lola and Sophie. They make my (very spoiled) dogs look neglected!

  43. Susie
    April 18, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Love love love! Thanks girls❣️

  44. Gail
    April 18, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Love them both. How sweet. We have 2 big labs and 11 cats. Just couldn’t say no when 2 moms had babies on our porch. All fixed. Love each one.

  45. April 18, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Lola and Sophie are quite competent taking over the blog! Beautiful photos and darling girls! ♥️

  46. June M Fisher
    April 18, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    So cute!!
    Snowball Vibumen, that must be the bushes I’ve been seeing here. I love them

  47. April 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Outstanding job girls! Tell Mom she should worry… cause you both did an awesome job!
    And I just now know what day it is cause you told me it was the weekend!

  48. Trish
    April 18, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Just made my day! Trish

  49. Sue
    April 18, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Lola and Sophie I am thinking you two could start your own blog, very nice. Thank you also for the sunset photo and the quote. Have a great weekend.
    P.S. my Goldendoodle, Lucky, is looking a little “ruff” right now and is in need of a groomer’s appointment.

  50. Sue
    April 18, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Thank you for all the joy you just shared with us, your readers!

  51. April 18, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    You girls are lucky little ladies! Sadie feels much the same as you. She isn’t as eager for all the extra walks though being that she is of an older generation than you two chicks. She likes to play with the Great Dane across the street. He’s about the size of your donkey friends. Sadie got to take a shower at home instead of going to her groomer. She didn’t mind much, so we may do it more often. Tell your mom the the snowball blooms are fabulous. Wish I had a bush here. Take care and enjoy these times of quality time together with your mom and dad. You girls stay safe and healthy, and make sure your mom and dad do too.

  52. Sally
    April 19, 2020 at 2:06 am

    Wonderful post, girls! I especially liked your comment that your mom likes things that are white and fluffy 😃

  53. April 19, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Love love loved your walk and dog talk! Wonderful to see a new glimpse into all your lives.I hear you on being busy, I love my husband home 24/7, I just woke him up this morning to tell him it’s the longest we’ve been together what did he think, I think he really thought bad timing!

    My iris are starting strong and every day I can’t get out fast enough, clematis and roses do tiny teases too, yesterday I mowed all ten acres on my riding mower bumbee, next week in the 80s, who knew a blooming garden could steal every minute of your day 😉! Well, I think your girls know too! Thank them for the tour, my garden is calling!

  54. Susan S
    April 19, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Very cute post. Thank you!

  55. Susan S
    April 19, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Very cute post. Thank you for the smile.

  56. April 19, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Dear Lola and Sophie…thank you for letting us in on your adventures of late. You must be thrilled to have mom and dad at home these days. Enjoy your walks and watching the sunsets and stay away from those “big dogs” and tell your mom that my new Snowball Viburnum is blooming!…:)

  57. Paula
    April 19, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    ~ Hi Lola and Sophie ~!!

    Thanks for showing us around the gardens, and we thought the donkeys were funny looking horses ! We like to watch our mummy too and get in her way as she is trying to make the bed and clean, we are not allowed to go outside for we are kitty cats. But, we have a big window we can watch the birds from, and take naps in We love to take naps!! And here is a trick for getting extra treats , just keep being a pest until you get a lot !!
    Well, you to white fluffy pups stay healthy, and you are both adorable girls!! Take extra special care of your mum & dad , these are strange times them always being home I know !!
    Hugs from , Goldie, Sophie, Sugar and Baby xoxo
    p.s. we are not really British , but mummy think if we talk it would be with British accent like Peter Rabbit !!

  58. Darlene
    April 20, 2020 at 2:31 am

    Sweetest story about Mom, Dad, and a day
    Of exploring. What we we do without out little
    Furry ones💕

    story about their Mom and dad

    • Darlene
      April 20, 2020 at 2:33 am

      Oops! What “would” we do

  59. Pat
    April 20, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Beautiful !!!

  60. Barbara at Mantel and Table
    April 20, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Nice job Ladies! ❤️ I hope your mom had a nice rest! :)

  61. April 21, 2020 at 4:35 am

    Such a beautiful story. Happy exploring ❤️

  62. Susan Martin
    April 21, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Fun and more fun!! Thanks!!

  63. Gemma
    April 23, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    What a small world we live in! I’ve enjoyed your blog for many years, as we have a place on Lake Norman and have yet to make the transition to full time residents, you give me the opportunity to live the lake life while we are not there. Much to my surprise, while reading this post, I recognized the street that your hubby is walking down – the same street we “live” on!!! So I just wanted to leave a post and say howdy neighbor! We’re looking forward to coming down as our stay at home order is lifted.

  64. Vickie H.
    April 25, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Such a good job filling in for your busy mom!!! I loved the little tour and getting to meet the donkeys. After all that, I have decided that when I die, I want to come back as a dog next time and get to live with your mom and dad. You girls have THE LIFE!!! XOXO

  65. Linda
    April 27, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Adorable! Always love your ventures, quotes and how you tell a story. Of course it’s a treat to see the puppies!

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