While we were away we left the dog at my inlaws. They are doggy people and we knew my mother-in-law would spoil her to bits. It was perfect for Dreamer as she did what everyone should do on vacation - ate way too many treats and went swimming nearly every day. Anyway, last Thursday we packed up again and drove up to their place to spend the long weekend.
I should mention too that Dreamer got a puppy cut for summer. At first I mourned the loss of her gorgeous coat. She no longer looks like a Duck Toller. BUT, there is virtually no hair to vacuum and when she goes swimming, she's dry in no time flat. Plus - it's been hot. It's GOT to be more comfortable for her. She looks like a puppy! Still, I'm looking forward to her hair growing out a bit.
It is always a good time there. For one, it's pretty relaxed. They're on a beautiful spot - nearly 5 acres on the river and there are other kids across the lane who my girls LOVE hanging out with. My husband fixed their deck and steps, we ran errands and spent most evenings on someone's deck laughing wayyy too much. We also celebrated my youngest's birthday - her grandfather cooked chickens on the barbeque and we had salads and cake and prezzies. It was fun!
Monday was New Brunswick Day but the dh had to work Tuesday, so we missed the celebration, which I am told was a whole lot of fun. In the afternoon the husband and I came home while the kids stayed to spend some time with their grandparents and I'm told the majority of their time is spent running with the neighbourhood kids. They are going to be exhausted but with tons of stories to tell.