Wednesday, August 27, 2014

the perfect vacation day for a poodle

At the end of another great vacation day in Lake Placid

We have been on vacation in Lake Placid NY. We go every year, stay at the Golden Arrow on Mirror Lake, and try to unwind from living in the whir of the greater DC area. I have lots of pictures to share, of nature, of fabric shopping trips, of lake fun, of other dogs met, of our adventures driving up and back. For today, as I am having re-entry problems coming home, I will share some poodle view points. If the technology goddess is with me, I'll  share a couple videos too. After all I was able to take the videos...
Cole likes his space, so we made him a poodle sized pallet and although he has a wine bottle he really isn't old enough to drink so that's ours. There is a winery tasting room downstairs, and we made use of it. He did eat a bit, and play with his nearly destroyed fox toy, but a day of being admired, playing in the lake and shopping makes for a good night's sleep.

Our hotel is dog friendly as is the town, so we met lots of doggies.
First thing Cole did after walking right to our room door, was check out the real estate, as he would love us to move up there. We would too.

 On a walk thru town, he was excited to see the hill at the church was still there, so he can remind everyone passing by, he is King of the Hill. Again.

Dogs are welcome all over town but always on a leash, so you notice Cole is always connected to us. He feels it's the best way to keep us close.
After all when Mommy isn't connected to the leash she wanders off into stores and around the lake. Cole worries she won't find her way back, knowing her notoriously bad sense of direction.

Best to keep her on the leash.

While Dad takes a swim, Mommy reads a magazine, and Cole lies in the shade watching the constantly changing show of people, swimmers, ducks, and pups.

He is careful to avoid the towel, preferring to lie on duck poop instead. It must add to the complete experience for him.

One day a pointer puppy took some sailing lessons with his boy. There were lots of these sail boards  with people on them, and then these two took off, it was beautiful.
Cole was not interested in this.

I can't make the videos download to the blog today... I feel like tweedle-dumber
I'll leave you with this sign.
Easier to accept it.


  1. Oh too fun! Thanks for sharing LeeAnna!

  2. Dog nose art on our car windows is suitable to be hung in a gallery. We didn't get a vacation this summer, thanks for sharing yours.

  3. Love your vacation pictures ... Can't wait to see more! Welcome back:-)

  4. Welcome back! It feels like you've been gone forever. What did Mommy buy when she wasn't on her leash? LarryPug wants Cole to know that he has the fox's twin brother.

  5. I can so relate to escaping the streets of DC. We're in NVA and Harley's favorite place to be is at the beaches of Charleston SC. He loves the beach!

  6. Yup, that's what we call it, nose art!! Great pictures!!

  7. So glad to hear the vacation was good; missed your blog while you were gone.

  8. Hi LeeAnna!
    Sounds like you all had a great time!
    Looking forward to seeing more!

  9. Although I have three kitties, I loved reading about Cole's doggie vacation. I think he is a wise fellow to leave the sail board to the pointer.

  10. Looks like such a fun time! What a sweet Poodle face!

  11. Wow! What a great place to visit. We need the sign in the final picture for our house :)