The Dog Days of Summer
The dog days of summer are upon us, and there really is no better place to be than the lake during the warm, sunny days of August. Being long-time dog owners, we know how much our dogs love summer at the lake. They seem to enjoy all the same things we do, from swimming to floating to boating to basking in the summer sun. With that, we thought it would be fun to dedicate an entire blog to your pups enjoying the “dog days” of summer.
Just as we’ve watched our children grow up at the cabin, over the years our dogs grow and change as well. We’d like you to meet Max: Max has always loved his lake cabin! When he was young, he dove for fish for hours, and begged his owners to throw sticks in the lake so he could retrieve them. His owner says: “We think Max is a labrador trapped in a bulldog’s body! Now that Max is older, he’s content just to sit in the lake, cooling off and enjoying nature, being a part of our family activities.”
We were delighted with all of the photos and stories you shared. Below, enjoy the pics of happy hounds loving lake life!
Based on the number of photos we received, it’s clear that dogs can’t resist a relaxing boat ride. Check out these pups enjoying a cruise on the lake:
Some dogs (and surprise, even one cat!) are adventurous, getting out on the lake via kayak, paddleboard, floatie, even jet-ski:
Other pups want to dive right in, and maybe chill out afterwards:
Doing what doggos do best, lake naps:
Enjoying the soothing benefits of nature, perhaps contemplating life?
Dogs just doing their own thing!
Like us, sometimes dogs want to take in the beauty of sunset:
What is better on a hot, summer day than a piece of juicy, sweet watermelon or an ice cold beer? Why not surprise your pup with a frozen treat all their own?! The ‘recipe’ below is super easy – no measuring – and can be used to make any variety of pup-sicle.
We certainly hope you’ve enjoyed this “dog days” post as much as we enjoyed creating it. We wanted to give a shout out to our own pups: Chris’ dogs Lambeau (RIP) and Frankie, and Amy’s dogs Emma (RIP) and Sophie. And thanks again for sharing special moments of your dogs loving lake life. Cheers!