I knew we were going to the lake for Will’s birthday so I decided to see if Phoebe’s life jacket still fit her. She hasn’t worn it since her first canoeing trip which has been over a year ago.
Traffic was awful on our way to Keely and Will’s
She had fun hanging out with her Uncle Will.
Keely and I slipped away to get some dinner and yummy ice cream since Will wasn’t feeling well.
We had ice cream before dinner since Quiznos decided to close early, then we tried Burger King but their computer system was down, McDonald’s was packed as was Taco Bell so we went to Wendy’s. They were busy but we weren’t going anywhere else. Let’s just say our charred burgers were not worth the wait.
Phoebe almost missed going to the lake (she probly wished she had lol) because she ran out the door when her Aunt Keely had the door open and ran to the road when she saw I was trying to get her leash on her. When I got her leash on her collar slid off. Luckily there weren’t any cars coming so everything worked out. I thought she had gotten away from me at the lake too….I thought our friend Angie had her while I was getting out of the water but she didn’t. Phoebe had walked to the deck where the food and everyone else were. She actually ran to me when she saw I had her leash though which was surprising. Phoebe never gets to go anywhere without a leash (unless it’s fenced in) after she ran off for 5 hrs when she was a puppy with my dad’s dog Star. She also ran off Halloween 2 yrs ago when I was passing out candy…I’m sure my neighbors thought I was crazy chasing my pug in a crocodile costume down the street. She has slipped out a couple of other times when the door has been open. The only way you can catch her is to crank up the car so she thinks she’s going for a car ride because she won’t let you pick her up.
We had so much fun at the lake…. except Phoebe because she was terrified of the water. You would think a dog that <3's baths would like swimming. She was ok once she was on the raft and figured out I wasn't going to let her drown lol. I wish I could have got a picture of the sheer terror on her face while she was doggy paddling…for a whopping 15 seconds. Phoebe broke my favorite necklace and scratched my whole upper body with her flailing….she's lucky she's so cute. She did enjoy the boat ride however. P's cousin Pepper <3's the water however and he just darted off the deck into the water.
Angie and Don came with snacks then Will’s family came so it was lots of fun. There was skiing, wake boarding and riding in the paddle boat for all. They were going to cook hamburgers and hot dogs but unfortunately P and I had to drive back before then 😦
Keely said Will ended up getting stung 7 times by a wasp after we left! Food poisoning and getting stung on your birthday…..I’m sure it will be a birthday Will never forgets.
Phoebe had to have a bath when we got home since she smelled like a wet dog but she wasn’t having it! She was like “nope I’ve had enough of the water today mom!” She got a bath anyways lol.
I’m definitely going to get her a bigger life jacket and try to bring her on more water adventures so she won’t be so scared.