Category: Dogs

A Paws for Celebration: National Dog Day!


If you’re a dog owner, every day is a paws for celebration . . . and August 26th is National Dog Day. National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Advocate, Colleen Paige. It’s celebrated August 26th every year to encourage dog ownership of all breeds, mixed and pure,…

The Dog Days of Summer


It’s dog gone hot here. . . thank goodness for air conditioning! We’re definitely in the Dog Days of summer. . . “Dog Days” are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the northern hemisphere, they usually fall between early July and early September. Dog Days can also define a time period or event that…

Weekend Waterview: Boating with Dogs


We haven’t been boating much this summer for one reason or another. But it’s one of our favorite things when it’s not too dog gone hot. Early mornings or late evenings are our preferred times for a ride, avoiding the heat of the day. There’s nothing like feeling the wind in our ears. . . Or…

Sailing into Summer: Nautical Fun on the Pontoon

Nautical Pontoon and Salad Boats!

I’m weighing anchor and sailing into summer with a little nautical fun on the pontoon! The summer boating season is definitely underway on the lake with our warm (hot!) weather. Towels provide a tablecloth and absorbent seating and pillows keep us anchored for a little nautical fun! Rope cocktail plates, purchased a couple of years ago from Pottery Barn,…

Chloe-Aproved: Almond and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake


 Is it cold where you are this morning? Mother Nature is definitely fickle this time of year and after our mild March weather and temperatures in the 70s and 80s, we’re below freezing this morning. I picked these violas yesterday that I planted back in the fall, which are fortunately cold-tolerant and will rebound from our cold snap. Grab yourself…

Spring Forward to Boating Season!

March Boating with Dogs

We’re enjoying our 3rd warmest March in 75 years, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s later this week, so boating season arrived with daylight saving time this year! Some elbow grease is required to spring forward to boating season. . . Which requires some bleach and a some Chateau de “Bateau” for the job. . . Best…

Love Your Pet Day and Paws for Celebration!

Love Your Pet Day and Paws for Celebration!

 Happy National Love Your Pet Day!  February 20th is the unofficial national holiday and a day set aside to give extra attention to and pamper your pets. . . Which of course is no different from any other day for pet owners. :) And for us, everyday is paws for celebration! With Treats for Lucky Dogs. . .…

Snow Dogs

Snow Dogs

The winter storm blew through and let us unscathed with much less snow and ice than predicted and the sun made an appearance yesterday to help melt some of it away. We feel very fortunate to have power after watching all the storm coverage. . . And are thankful to be able to sweep away inches of snow, rather than shoveling feet of…

A Visit from Santa Paws

A Visit from Santa Paws

We hope you had a dog gone good Christmas! Chloe and Gracie were good girls (mostly :) and had a visit from Santa Paws. . . Their stocking was filled with toys and treats and Santa found cute sweaters while shopping at HomeGoods. We should have asked Santa to bring us some sweater weather since our December has…


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