The Lake Life

Nothing can compare to spending time at the lake during the warm Maine summers. The sunrises and sunsets, with their bright pinks and fiery oranges are some of the most mesmerizing you will ever see. When the night is quiet, the tremolo calls of the loons will echo across the lake and lull me to sleep. 

In addition to developing a deep appreciation for the natural beauty surrounding me, life on the lake has also helped me to develop my swimming skills. My doggie paddle is so fast now it can beat any other dog on the water.

Boating is another favorite outdoor activity of mine. I find it so relaxing to feel the breeze running through my fur and the warm sun on my face. The rocking of the boat sometimes puts me to sleep. I am really good about wearing my life preserver just in case I unexpectedly go overboard.

After a busy day on the lake I am always looking for my favorite snack. Cheese! Just thinking about cheese makes my mouth water. It is tough to get any cheese in my house because eating cheese can cause my blood sugars to get a little crazy. If I want cheese I have to work hard for it. I first start by getting into all of the recyclable bottles. I will run around with bottles and make my foster parents chase me in hopes they will trade me a piece of cheese for the bottles. It is a super fun game. Ayla and Chandler chase me around the house saying, “Stop it Penny!” What are you doing, Penny?!” Put that back, Penny!” I sometimes think my foster parents have more fun than me! If Ayla and Chandler don’t give a piece of cheese by the time all of the bottles are back where they belong, that means they still want to play. I run into the kitchen and quickly grab my food bowl. I swiftly toss it up in the air and all around the house making as much noise as I can. Within a minute the refrigerator door opens. And there it is; the unmistakable sound of a cheese wrapper. Looks like I am the champion again! I am so lucky that Ayla and Chandler like to play fun games with me where the prize is always cheese.

Want to see me in action? Here is a video of me and my foster mom, Ayla that was on the channel 8 news!

Hugs and kisses, Penny

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