Summer means vacation! Vacation means Lake Anna, VA. We (me, husband, and the dogs) have gone to Lake Anna for the last eight years. We go for many reasons: My parents have a place there so it's very cheap (free!); it's very dog-friendly; the dogs LOVE the water (except Talos, more on him later); and it's fun for both the people and the dogs.
This year, we had an extra dog with us which was a total of five dogs. That's a lot. An awful lot. My parents also have a dog, Copper the Rottweiler, so our doggie grand total was six dogs. Wow. It was, well, messy. Fun, yes, but very messy. Dog hair and wet dogs everywhere all the time. And feeding time! Wow, that was an adventure. Here's how much food we took for our four dogs (Rocky came with his own):
With five dogs, the Honda Element was needed. The Dodge Ram pickup just wouldn't hold three Labradors, and two Great Danes. This is what it looked like in the Element on the way to vacation:
The dogs had plenty of room and slept nicely the entire drive. They were excited to arrive – I think Lake Anna is one of their favorite places – and wanted to run to the lake at 11:30p. We made them wait until morning.
Morning arrived and the dogs knew what was waiting for them – the lake!
To be continued…