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Shelby's first visit to the lake

It was our intention to give Shelby her first boating adventure. We packed her little life jacket, and some water and snacks and set off optimistically for the nearby lake. Unfortunately, it was too windy to rent a boat. But that's OK. There was a nice dog run along the lake, and we were able to walk Shelby off leash for just about the entire time. Although the park officials ask dog owners to clean up after their dogs, it's obvious quite a few didn't listen. Steven and i spent half the time scolding Shelby to "leave it" whenever she dipped her nose into a pile of poop. Yuck!

But she had a great time, and we considered the trip a great success. Next time we hope to rent a boat and paddle around the lake. Till then, here's some photos we took while we were there.

Shelby at the lake

Shelby at the Lake

Here she is pretending to be the Lion King.

Shelby, the Lion King

August 9, 2007 | Permalink


She seems to have coped, even if the sand wasn't fit for digging.

Posted by: Randon & Muggins | Aug 9, 2007 9:05:29 AM

Aw, my lola has the exact same harness!

Posted by: Alana | Aug 9, 2007 9:45:24 AM

I love that last picture! She looks like she owns the place!

Posted by: Jessica | Aug 9, 2007 9:55:17 AM

How cool! Which lake is that? I would love to find a lake close enough to take our pugs to.

Posted by: Gina | Aug 9, 2007 11:21:05 AM

I love that picture of her posing on the rock! Im impressed. But then, I am always am. :)

Posted by: alfredsmom | Aug 9, 2007 12:06:33 PM

Is Shelby's bright orange harness a life
preserver, too? Does it keep her afloat
in case she goes into water territories unknown? Shelby knows how to dog paddle??
Good Girl Shelby!!!!

Posted by: Jade | Aug 9, 2007 5:43:05 PM

The harness she's wearing isn't a life jacket. We do have one, and it's almost the exact same color.

We're at Lake Del Valle in Livermore. It was our first visit there with Shelby, and we'll probably be going back since everyone had such a good time.

Posted by: Winnie | Aug 10, 2007 9:47:57 PM

My daughter loves dogs. I am glad I found Shelby online. I will show her off to my little girl!

Posted by: Arthi | Aug 11, 2007 2:21:46 AM

Thanks Winnie. That's not far from us maybe I can talk my family into a day trip there next week, it looks really nice.

Posted by: Gina | Aug 11, 2007 10:23:26 PM

Hi Winnie,

You brought Shelby out and had to clean her up and carry her while you were pregnant? How did you manage that? Was it tough?

Posted by: Jo | Apr 23, 2008 1:29:42 AM

I was only one month pregnant when we went to the lake, so it wasn't any trouble. Towards the end of third trimester, it was a little challenging, but I managed what I could, Steven lifted all the heavy stuff, and we paid for groomers to take care of what was too much for me to do.

Posted by: Winnie | Apr 23, 2008 4:12:55 PM

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