LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Friday, October 31, 2008

Fridays are Golden

Visitors to our door are greeted by our witch flying overhead. To them and to all of you...HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!




This week we took the Golden Girls to Lake Wanteska, another lake in our community. They loved running through the grass over the dam. As always, they started out at breakneck speed.





After a rather prolonged sprint, both dogs slowed down and meandered through the leaves.
They loved the new smells at the water's edge.



Ellie thought this picture made her look fat and unkempt. The girls had a wrestling match and somehow Ellie's ears always end up wet. Hmm, have any idea how that happens, Lucy?
Lucy sits briefly. Then she takes off again.



After a long play period, both girls are ready to head home.
This is the last Friday in October. We go back on Standard Time, so don't forget to change your clocks (and smoke detector batteries). Election Day is Tuesday, so make time to vote if you haven't already done so.
And above all, have a safe and fun weekend, doing some of the things your love.

14 comments:

Lynne said...

Happy Halloween to you too!
Do your dogs go in the water? They sure do have sweet faces.

Dog_geek said...

Another happy golden Friday! I'm not looking forward to the time change, though - ugh. I'm surprised you don't end up with both dogs in the lake! You'd end up with a lot worse than wet ears!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Happy Halloween to you and your 'babies.' Those are gorgeous goldens!!!!! I've done my patriotic duty and votes EARLY. Now I'm ready for it ALL to be OVER!!!! ha

Cheryl said...

Happy Halloween to you.......

I do love these walks with your golden girls........they are such a special duo.......

cyclopseven said...

Happy Halloween Carolyn. We dun have that festival on this part of the world. I dunno if there are something closer to it. Hope one day I will be part of this day. TQ

Cicero Sings said...

Happy Halloween Back!

Cute witch!

Love the Golden Girls as usual ... they add a bright spark to every Friday ... a little golden glow to a rather dull day!

Tina said...

Love to watch dogs jump in the water, they seem to have such a good time. We have Brittany Spaniels and they also love water...but they get more wet than their ears! Have to carry lots of towels when we visit a lake!! Beautiful pictures! Have a good weekend!

Jayne said...

I'll be working this weekend (Boo Hiss), but will be continuing to soak in the beauty of your girls and the mountains around you.

P.S. I've sent that post on to other friends to just gasp at the beauty Carolyn. :c)

Bird Girl said...

Those are the most beautiful dogs, Carolyn! My favorite breed. I saw two at the state park that is near my home last week...they had matching blaze orange vests (which I thought was strange). But then my hubby told me that it is hunting season for deer (archery and muzzle loader) - so I guess it was a great idea!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Looks like a fun day! Happy Halloween :o)


P.S. Thanks for nominating someone in the giveaway!

Mary said...

Yes, I voted on Wednesday. The lines were wrapped around the building at my campus. Like most people, I'll celebrate 11-5-08.

I always feel my dogs are missing a great deal by not being able to gallop freely around the beautiful surroundings you have. Your lovelies are truly GOLDEN!

Thank you for the nomination, Carolyn. Your kind words made me smile... So, you know about that homemade swallow nest? :o) Send me your e-mail address? To:

maryferr at carolina dot rr dot com

fishing guy said...

Carolyn: A golden with to start your golden post.

NCmountainwoman said...

Lynne - I feel a little guilty about it, but we have not allowed them to swim. We do let them wade in the creeks.

Dog Geek - At least we won't have to wait for the sun to come up before taking them out in the mornings.

Betsy - Oh, I am also looking forward to the end of this election.

Cheryl - Thanks. We do so enjoy them.

Cyclop - Halloween is a fun holiday.

Cicero - With all the things you do, I can't imagine a dull day around your house.

Tina - I love to watch OTHER people's dogs swimming in the lakes.

Jayne - Sorry you have to work. I do remember those weekend shifts.

Bird girl - Thanks. We stay within the community during hunting season.

Wayfaring - Every day with those two is a fun day.

Mary - Our dogs are much bigger. I think the Lickers have plenty of running room in your yard.

Fishing guy - Thanks. I've been reading your blog regularly, but haven't commented too often. You have quite a following.

Margaret Cloud said...

What beautiful dogs, they look like they had a fun day. I don't like to turn back the clocks because the days seem too short. Please come by sometime.