Last week we took the dogs to Cassidy Lake for a bit of a paddle to get cooled off. It was a scorcher for sure and even I *won’t get in unless its bath water* took a little dip. When we arrived at the loading zone it was empty and ready for two big dogs to frolick. Being so close to the road was a bit of a concern as Boss and Moolly normally roam free on the Ridge but Moose took them down and then tied their leads to a long rope that we could just grab if the need be.
Molly is like her mother, in that she doesn’t like to get wet so we weren’t sure she would even go IN the water but with dad by her side, anything is possible.
After some wading around Moose got out the Dingy we had brought along to fart around in it. There’s a story to this dingy. I won it in 1999 at an Irving Mainway Convience Store. The manager called to say I had won a dingy, two paddles and pump, when could I come pick it up……… I won….. but how did I win??? Apparently I had put my name in for a draw….. ohhhh right the draw…… I’d figure out who entered me in for the draw later, but for now I’ve got me a boat to pick up. Turns out my mum had entered my name, it ALWAYS happens to her, she never wins unless she puts someone else’s name on the ticket.
Now that dingy has been sitting my closet at mum and dad’s house for 9 years now!! I guess I never really had anywhere I could use it and it got forgotten about. Mum brought it down to us the last time they came over and when we discovered Cassidy Lake was not far from out house while out on a bike ride we knew the dingy would have its first voyage.
Moose took it out for a paddle while I stayed on shore and kept an eye on the dogs. However someone didn’t like being left very much and followed.
Wait for me Dad!!!!
Of course he came right back for her, in she got and off they sailed leave poor Boston and I on the shore.
She absolutely LOVED it and had a grand ole time. I still laugh when I see this picture, Captian Molly leading the way! She lay down in the boat with her head hanging over the side having the time of her life! Of course dad came back to get Boston but he wouldn’t get in without me… can you tell who’s dog is who’s???
Of course I couldn’t get pictures when all four of us were in it together but next time we come i’ll be sure to bring my tripod to capture Boston. It was an awesome day and we’re now looking into Dog lifejackets so we can get farther out and not be worried about Boston jumping ship
It was a good doggy day!