Tag: boating with dogs

Weekend Waterview: Sunset Cruise on Lake Norman

Happy Weekend! I often get comments and emails about the lake; What lake do you live on and how big is it? Lake Norman, was created between 1959 and 1964, as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Energy and is the largest man-made body of fresh water in North Carolina.…

Weekend Waterview: Full Pond and a Boat Ride After Alberto

Happy Sunday! We’re enjoying a break from the rain and some sunny skies! The pond is full after Subtropical Storm Alberto last week. The lake levels are starting to recede but there are high water cautions and warnings for debris and navigational hazards. With such a rainy spring, we haven’t had many boating days and…

Saying Goodbye to the Dog of My Heart

This has been the most difficult post I’ve had to write. We lost our Chloe two weeks ago. While you’re never prepared to lose a dog, it took us by surprise. She had a big heart as evidenced by her X-ray, and an even bigger personality. She was oh-so-needy and neurotic. . . Always hungry,…

Homemade Treats and Paws for Celebration #NationalDogDay

If you’re a dog owner, every day is paws for celebration . . . but 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,…

Weekend Waterview

Happy Sunday! It’s been a rainy, hot & muggy weekend here with pop up storms. I pulled together some blue waterviews and photos taken over the last couple of weeks from our boating excursions. I’m always fascinated how the water changes with the light. How the light can make water can go from diamond sparkles.…

Weekend Waterview: Hot, Humid and Boating with Dogs

Happy Sunday! I’m sharing a little weekend waterview from our boating excursions over the last couple of weeks. We’re lying low in the comfort of the A/C this weekend, since it’s so crazy hot that even the normally refreshing lake breezes feel like a convection oven! When it’s not so dog gone hot, Chloe &…

Guest Bloggers Chloe and Gracie: Sailing into Summer

Hi Everyone, this is Chloe & Gracie, wishing you a happy first day of Summer! We’re guest posting for our Mom today, since she’s been busy gardening and working on some projects around her Potting Shed. We told her we’d fill in for her and give her a break with a little ‘sailing into summer’…

Weekend Waterview

I hope your weekend is just ducky! Our resident Mallards made a new friend recently. A domestic Pekin duck. . . They’re unable to fly, too heavy to get airborne. That combined with her lack of camouflage makes her a “sitting duck” on the lake. I breathe a sigh of relief when I see her swimming…