Taking the dog to do things can be a challenge for my family though. We have one car, a Ford Mustang, which only seats four people and there are now exactly four humans in my family. So that means there is usually not room for the dog to come along sadly. Although, I'm not sure I could handle my terror of a 2 year old and the dog too.
|Shiner at the lake in 2010.|
The main thing I would really like to do this summer with my dog is take her back to our lakehouse. She hasn't been in a few years now since the birth of my 2nd daughter. When Violet came along, that meant no more room in the car for Shiner. I also haven't been out there in at least a year or two.
Shiner loved going to the lake though and diving for sticks and rocks. She used to actually dive underwater to fetch rocks if I threw them in the water for her.
Something that may be easier for us to do is visit the park next door and explore some of the trails there. They also have a lake, but I'm not sure if I feel comfortable letting Shiner swim in that one...
Another pet-related goal of mine for the summer is to find a pair of rats to adopt. I've had a few leads so far, but never have anyone to go with me to meet the possible adoptees. It's not safe for me to go alone since most inquiries are via Craigslist. I just put my own "looking to adopt" ad up that states that they have to come to me. We'll see how that turns out.
In August, I hope to attend the Austin Pet Expo with Lily. I am not sure if I'll bring Shiner to this because she gets nervous around strangers and there are going to be tons of strangers around. When we attended last year, the place was packed. I'm sure this year will be no exception.
And I'll get to meet another blogger in person for the first time ever. Christy from Sassmuffins will be there as an exhibitor with her very cute pet beds.
|At the Austin Pet Expo last year.|
We'll also be going to Schlitterbahn again this year. If you've never been to Schlitterbahn before, I highly recommend it! It is the most awesome water park ever! We go at least once every summer because it's only about an hour south of us. We go to the original Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels. As far as I know, it's not a dog friendly place. Although, I do think it would be cool to see a dog floating down the lazy river in an inner tube.
And being totally selfish, I'd love to do something without my kids at least once this summer. I love them, but it's been... well, I don't know how long it's been since I've had a "kid break" but I'm overdue for one.
|My house an hour after I clean it...|
I know summer will blow by fast, so hopefully we can enjoy it and have lots of fun in the sun. What are your plans for summer?