Thursday, July 30, 2015

Home Again - by Lady

After a few days at my parents we have returned home. The drive there is about 9 hours one way and both pups did really well in the car. Phod still doesn't love it, but he wasn't sick in the car (we did give him his pill to help). He was sick when we got home. I think he may have drank too much water too quickly as he threw up water. (It was the hottest July 29 since 1892 at 34.3 C/94F + the humidex). Overall they were great! (We will see how Phod does today in the car as I have to take him for his annual check up later today . . . . . . . )

This is the name of the cottage
My parents live in Point Clark, Ontario. They live in a renovated and winterized version of a toll house that my great grandparents had moved to this sight in the 1930s. The "cottage", as I will forever call it, has been in the family for about 85 years. My grandmother, who is now 93, believes she was 8 or 9 when her parents got it.

I grew up near the cottage and have many fond summer memories (as it was only winterized 10 years ago and moved from true cottage to house).  I love sharing this place with my dogs.

Barley, he really thinks he is a lap dog

Zaphod enjoying an early morning swim 

Tendra, drying off on the deck

Hailey, watching it all happen


  1. I hope it was just the water and you get good news from the vet today. It's great to have such a cottage what's a part of your family for so many years... it's a great place and I sometimes wish such places could talk :o)
    easy rider

  2. Mom adores those cottages. We would love to vacation in one. I throw up water too so don't worry kid
    Lily & Edward

  3. Hari OM
    Hailey... "You think I look like a mermaid? Think again!!!"
    Zaphod..."Submarines are desirable objects!!!"
    Tendra... "Isn't summer supposed to mean 'warm'?"
    Barley... "Lemme-at-it-Lemme-at-it-Lemme-at-it--Lemme-at-it!!!!!"

    Hope the travel tummy has settled, Z-dog - and that you now have knotakare. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. What a wonderful place to visit, with water, and food, and did great guys riding that far.
    stella rose

  5. That sounds like a wonderful place. Nice to know that the two of you do well on long driving trips. Just sayin' . . . *wink-wink*

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. Sounds like a lovely trip!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  7. it does sound like a lovely place to spend a summer

  8. Sounds like an ideal place to get away from everything and so much fun for the pups. :)

  9. Catching up on your trip and the great fun you had! What a great place to make new memories to go with the cherished old ones!!

  10. Glad the trip went well and hope Phod was just too thirsty! Good luck with the check up
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  11. We're having our coldest winter in ages....of course, it just involves a bit of frost....BOL! What a wonderful holiday place and interesting history. We pups think a 9 hour drive and then home to a vet appointment is a bit rough. (We only like short trips and NO vet visits...)

  12. What a lovely place! And 94 for the hottest...haha! ;)

  13. What a wonderful place to make memories!!!
    So happy that Phod did well in the car!!

  14. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Hurray for cottages! Hurray for vacations with your people around all the time! Hurray for Beaches! And - hurray for being home again!

  15. Interesting cottage name. Sorry about the water vomiting, hope u r ok now.

  16. We're glad everybuddy had a good time.

  17. What a great place your family has! When I was a child, we used to come vist my great aunt and great grandmother in Greenwood. I LOVED it and had such wonderful memories of summers. Little did I know that I would first mover there in 1993. My husband loved the area so much, that when work took us away, we kept our house here. Its like living at the cottage!
    Nellie's Mommy


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