Samson here, I'm originally a dog from Red Lake Rosie's Rescue. Karen got a picture of me on vacation last year, and wanted me to share more about it.
I am loving life in the home and family that I am now in, and know that without Karen saving me, I wouldn't have been around much longer. The people I am with are so good to me, and judging by my weight, sometimes they are too good to me.
Last year, just as every year since I have been adopted by them, we go on vacation to a little cabin in Detroit Lakes. It's a nice relaxing time that gets me into a new environment, where I can see and smell things that I don't get to at home.
Since there is my mom and dad, and two of my sisters, we usually end up taking two cars up north. My sister and I ride with my dad, which is nice, because we usually stop somewhere to get something to eat. I am always up for something to eat.
Once at the cabin, I can relax. The cabin is right on a lake, and every year, my dad tries to get me to go swimming. I don't like to swim. he keeps telling me that being a black lab and Newfie mix, I should love it. I can swim, I just don't care to. My sister Gracie, who also came from Red Lake, and is an Australian Shepherd / lab mix loves to swim. So, I let her swim. There's been times when Dad goes swimming, and forces me to go with him. I humor him, and put up with it for a while, then I shake off, and go lay by the cabin and watch everyone else.
One thing I look forward to is our yearly trip to the flea market. I don't need any fleas, but it's fun to walk around with Mom and Dad while they look at things. I like it, because while I am getting out for a walk, complete strangers constantly compliment me, and want to pet me. Sometimes, I meet other dogs when I am there, but we never see each other after that.
One thing I love is getting out in the boat. I will ride in the boat anytime. So, when the weather is nice, Mom, Dad, and I will go for a ride in the boat. It's not a big lake, but we go around it a couple times, and that's always fun. I never get to drive, though. Oh well.
Now that it's nice out, I know that in a few months, I will get to go on vacation again, and that is my favorite part of summer.