Saturday, April 11, 2009

I be the happiest dawg ever

Contemplating the good things in life at Reilly's Lake

It was quite warm this afternoon and mom was feeling a little better and she said let's go for a drive. So off we went and guess where we went - to my favorite lake. There was a lot of activity going on on the far side, lots of cars and noise and we didn't know what it was so we stayed on the quiet side. Mom sat on a park bench in the shade and I sat under a shady just staring out over my just felt so good to see it again. I am thinking though that "Offutt Lake" is a dumb name and that Reilly's Lakes sounds much better so from now on that is what we are going to call it. We watched the hawks soaring in the warm air thermals and every now and again they would dive down to water. One of them actually caught a fish and mom was happy about that because at least some of the fish survived after they poisoned the lake last summer to get rid of those bad zebra mussels. The mom would sit for awhile and then we would move along to the next bench where she would sit again. I didn't mind as I had my long lead on and I got to explore and sniff each place. When we ran out of benches to move to, we got back in the car and I thought we were going home, but guess what? We went down to the river!!! I like the river too as there are usually lots of people and other doggies there taking walks along the trail. That is what we did, we walked and then sat, then walked and then sat again. I got to say hello to a spaniel like Ludo's Aunt Penny - but this one was white with brown spots. And then a chocolate lab puppy came over and said hello he was very bouncy and happy. I got lots of pats too which made me happy. The river actually separates Nebraska from Iowa so I can be be in two different States in a matter of minutes if I want too and we go over the bridge you can see in the background. I like going over that bridge - it is a toll bridge and you have to stop and pay $1 to cross, well the last time I went the nice lady leaned out the window and gave me a cookie!!!! That means I get cookies at the all the Pet Stores,the Vets, the Bank and now the Bridge - gosh do I have them wrapped around my paw!! Of coarse mom doesn't like to be impolite so we always take the cookies but she doesn't let me have them - which isn't fair ....but she says it's for my own good - hummmppffff is what I say to that. Oh, do you notice how pretty green it looks now - so much nicer then that awful winter color. When we came home I had a big drink and then we went to see Franklin as he went to his annual vet check yesterday and we wanted to make sure everything was fine - and it was, he got a perfect bill of health.....I wonder if that is some type of cookie too? YAAAAAAAwwwwwnnnnn - time for a nap I think, I have had a very big day.

Watching the world go by at the River Walk


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  2. Aahhh - a dog could not want for more! well, maybe some treats would be great, and someone to scratch those hard-to-reach spots once in a while! Happy Easter Reilly!

    love Charlie

  3. Happy Easter, Reilly! Glad you got out for such a wonderful walk yesterday!

    Thanks to your mom for leaving a link for my mom to read - she hasn't had a chance to check it out yet, but she sure will!

  4. ah, what a pawfect day! Your lake look very nice Reilly, I wish I could come see it.
    Hey, you seed an Auntie Penny dog! Cool!
    Glad your Mum be feeling a bit better too, I is sure taking you out to such a nice place will help.
    ~lickies, Ludo

  5. So nice to hear that your mom is feeling better and that you both got to get out for a while and enjoy the nice day. I love the pictures of you contemplating by the edge of Reilly's Lake.

  6. Wow that does look like a wonderful day! And look at all the Reilly's on your page now, I love it!

  7. What a beautiful day you had, Reilly! We're so glad your mom is feeling better!
    Have a happy Easter!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  8. Hey Reilly and Mum!

    Glad Mum is feeling better. I always think that looking at water, be it a lake or a river can make a person (or dog!) feel lots better no matter what's ailing them! Hope Mum continues to feel better and better each day!

  9. It is good to be happy. We are glad that your mum is feeling better.

    Essex & Deacon

  10. Such lovely pictures of peaceful contentment!

    Licks and Wags

    Tuffy of Dog Woods


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