There was a mix up in the reservations at Lake Roosevelt so the campers had to leave a day earlier than planned. Not wanting to go home, the Skipper called his sister, Lady Jill, who has a boat house in a private marina somewhere on the way home. (A boat house is not the same thing as a house boat - my poor Duchess took some time figuring this out! She may not be the brightest crayon in the box but she's MY crayon so I love her anyway.)
Upon arrival the Duchess was thrilled to be able to park on the grass and have an electrical hook up too!
A view out of the window
She was so enthralled with the surroundings that she let her guard down - only for an instant. Well, I ask you, how long does it take to make eye contact with a very large dog? One look and she was a goner. My poor Duchess fell head over heels before she even knew what hit her.
Meet Chester -
Chester is part Labrador Retriever and part Chesapeake Bay Retriever. He is 3 years old. He is perfect in every way -
Except, of course, if you are drinking water from a plastic bottle. . .
Chester loves water bottles.
First he removes the cap, and then the label.
It is a joyful thing!
The Duchess was so smitten with Chester that she will never forget him. (Ah, love - isn't it grand?) I am not jealous in the least because #1 - I was not there to get my feelings hurt, and #2 - I know she loves me the most and will forever and ever. It's in my contract, you know! :)
Guard Dog Lily
And, in case you are wondering - there was a very good reason why I was not invited along on this trip. At the marina there was a "Stick Family Reunion". We all know how dangerous those things are!!!