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July 15, 2013

As you know, my B&B has been rocking the past couple weeks. A few days after Cousin Bowie left, Buddy showed up for his usual Fourth of July visit. He came over on the Friday before the Fourth and left the Sunday after. We just planned for him as we always do, some games, some walks, nothing special, but that all changed.


The same day Buddy arrived our neighbors asked us to watch their dog for the weekend. Jetta is a small dog and she stays at her own house when we watch her, so that was no big deal. Some of you have asked about Buddy’s dating and how that is going. Well, the romance with the little dogs next door is over, out the door, gone! They don’t even look at each other anymore. I am not sure what happened but lots of cold air going on there. We thought he might be interested in Jetta, so mom would walk him and Jetta together. Katie and I stayed home in case love was about to blossom, but that was not the case. They did not like each other at all! You can see in the photo, they would not even sit together or look at each other. Sunday night Jetta’s family came back so it was just us and Buddy again for a couple days.

Buddy and Jetta

Buddy tries his best to get Mom to play toys with him, but she is not big on playing with toys. He loves to walk with us since he doesn’t get walked much at home. He was having a good time with us as he always does when we got the news that cousin Lena was coming to stay with us Wednesday to Sunday over the Fourth of July. Wow! I have never had two guests at once at my B&B.  This was going to be a total dog party weekend! One of the first things we did was to teach Mom to walk four dogs at once as we could not leave anyone at home, that would be considered rude!

Buddy with toys

We thought that maybe Buddy and Lena would make a love connection but that did not happen either. Lena likes bigger guys and Buddy likes smaller girls. Lena is good looking, don’t you think?  No love between them, but they had a lot of fun together.


We spent a lot of time in the yard. Buddy and Lena are nuts for tennis ball and Frisbee games. Katie acted as referee, and I hung out in the shade and watched. It was really  hot and humid, which I don’t like at all.

racing in the yard

Because of the heat, we had to find indoor activities, so we decided to watch some great dog classic movies together like Marley and Me. Naturally, we had a few snacks too.

Watching Marley

Saturday we took a 2 hour early morning walk over to a lake. Lena and I took a little dip to cool our paws, then we all took a short break on the fishing pier.

4 at the lake

Mealtime was an orderly affair. Everyone had their own food and bowl. We four just lined up and chowed down!

chow time

That was the scoop on Buddy’s Fourth of July stay!

Monday-Mischief-Button-150x150-pxToday I’m joining in the Monday Mischief blog hop brought to you by Alfie’s BlogSnoopy’s Dog BlogMy Brown Newfies and Luna, A Dog’s Life


42 Comments leave one →
  1. July 15, 2013 06:22

    I seriously think you need to open your own business. The photos of all of the doggies sitting together and being outside together are just too cute. Dakota says he wants to visit your B&B :)

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 15, 2013 06:50

      My neighbor dogs on the other side of the fence are always jealous. Mom is ok with everyone coming over but humans are odd and they don’t want their dogs to join in the fun, bummer. Dakota can come anytime :)

  2. July 15, 2013 06:34

    Such cute photos! Looks like your dog house party was a lot of fun. But, Emma, I think you need to give up on the match making… ;-)

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 15, 2013 06:50

      I think Buddy is destined to be a loner :(

  3. July 15, 2013 06:58

    Now that is one busy group of furries. Glad to see they all are getting along. Maybe a career in dog walking but not matchmaking. Live that to the specialists. BOL

  4. July 15, 2013 07:05

    Oh Marley & Me is an excellent classic. Momma doesn’t let me watch the end though. Love the Battleship too! :)

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 15, 2013 08:47

      Very sad at the end but the majority of the movie is so great!

  5. July 15, 2013 07:39

    Lena is gorgeous, wow Emma you sure have been busy, I could never eat my dinner with all the other dogs, Alfie darn’t come near my bowl, you and Katie are such the pawfect hosts xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 15, 2013 08:48

      We have been taught to share since we were little, so I guess we just do it.

  6. July 15, 2013 07:49

    It’s so cute to see them all get along so good. The group photos are adorable! :)

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 15, 2013 08:49

      We do all get along, no fighting, not even with the cats.

  7. July 15, 2013 08:31

    Nothing beats a good busy better than a good meal!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 15, 2013 08:49

      Did someone say food? I’m in!!!

  8. July 15, 2013 09:14

    Wow. That looks like so much fun!! And what a great hostess you are.

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 15, 2013 10:15

      We did have fun…we were all so worn out by Sunday!

  9. snoopys@snoopysdogblog permalink
    July 15, 2013 09:48

    Hey Emma

    Walking 4 dogs together is impressive, but getting 4 dogs to look cool in a photo is super impressive!! Great job to your Mom!

    I love your matchmaker attempts Emma, your B&B sure rocks! :)

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 15, 2013 10:16

      I aim to please my fellow furry guests but I have to admit that love may not be in the cards for Buddy :(

  10. FleaByte permalink
    July 15, 2013 10:08

    Wow! Those are either all really great, really well trained dogs, or your mom is just plain amazing! I’m going to guess that it’s both. :)

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 15, 2013 10:21

      We all have our moments but mom thinks that with four she acts more authoritative which keeps us in line. No idea why it works, it just does.

  11. July 15, 2013 10:25

    Wow! Looks like you had some really fun times, there. Lots of opportunities for a little mischief!


    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 15, 2013 11:41

      Arrroooo, we did have fun and find plenty of mischief ;)

  12. July 15, 2013 11:40

    Wow Lena’s a real beauty and mom sure had her hands full. You might want to consider trying to spark the romance connection, you’ll have to change the name of your B&B to Emma’s Love Nest. :-)

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 15, 2013 11:42

      I feel like a romance failure…I may give that project up as I don’t know enough small dogs around here for Buddy to meet. That’s ok, we have plenty of fun without the romance :)

  13. July 15, 2013 11:43

    Emma I want to stay at your B&B…you are a pawsome hostess…You have the best games and treats and you’re so kind to try and make a love connection for Buddy…Buddy is too cute and Lena is beautiful…Ask Lena how she feels about a guy like me :)

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 15, 2013 12:53

      I have a feeling you might be too small too. She is looking for a bigger dog, the kind my sister likes. My B&B is fun but now I am resting because it does wear me out and Buddy will be back again soon!

  14. July 15, 2013 11:47

    Never a dull moment in your house -you guys must all be sleeping quite soundly!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 15, 2013 12:54

      Yes, the fun and the heat makes for worn out pups!

  15. barkandchatter permalink
    July 15, 2013 13:39

    I’m sure you’ll have Buddy a new lady friend in no time! Who knew you were a great match maker as well as a great hostess, Emma!

  16. July 15, 2013 14:59

    Wonderful pictures!!!!

  17. July 15, 2013 18:22

    Love the picture of you all lined up and eating. That is very cute. Sounds like you had a fun time with all of your guests and swimming involved too. You have a nice big yard to run around in. :)

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 16, 2013 05:55

      It is manageable and enough space to really race and chase.

  18. July 15, 2013 19:35

    Wow, you guys are all so well behaved! Love all the pics, but especially the one of you watching Marley & Me. (Hope your mom shut it off before the end though…. too sad!)

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 16, 2013 05:56

      It was really sad, but we have seen it before so we knew how it ended. Lena had the hardest time with it since she is a lab herself.

  19. July 15, 2013 21:20

    That is just so much fun that you have so many different guests staying with you throughout the summer!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 16, 2013 05:56

      It keeps us from getting bored, that is for sure!

  20. July 16, 2013 03:46

    Wow that looks like so much fun, I really want to come and stay!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 16, 2013 05:57

      Let me know when and I will put you on my calendar :)

  21. July 16, 2013 07:47

    I’m so glad you had a great time over the holiday weekend! So…who won the Battleship game? ;-)

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 16, 2013 08:43

      I did of course, lucky we had Katie to referee because Buddy was trying to cheat!

  22. July 16, 2013 13:40

    What a fun time at your B&B, Emma. You plan such a good variety of activities for everyone. It looks like you were all so well behaved too. Your Mom does so great walking all four of you also, and taking pictures too!

    • Emmadog permalink*
      July 16, 2013 13:47

      We all just try to have fun and Mom loves to join us and see us having lots of fun!

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