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Favorite Video Friday – The last hurrah to summer

September 1, 2017 1 comment

In Minnesota, summer begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day.

I don’t mean that we ignore the technical dates that signify the beginning and end of summer (i.e., June 21 for the summer solstice and September 22 for the fall equinox), but we consider the start and end of summer to be when our lakes officially open and close (i.e., Memorial Day and  Labor Day).

So if we go by Minnesota time standards, summer ends this long Labor Day weekend. Our magnificent and highly-attended state fair ends on Labor Day, most kids head back to school the day after Labor Day, and the outdoor pools and lakes close on Monday.

That’s why so many of us are taking the time to get in that last hurrah. That last moment to camp before the kids get back to school, or to hit the fair before it ends, or to get in that last day at the lake before it closes down.

Dogs and owners will likely be taking advantage of this time too. We all want to give them that last chance to go for a swim before the cold weather hits (although technically, that could be several weeks away). There is even a local business who opens their pool to dogs at the end of the season . It’s the last hurrah of summer.

That’s why I thought it appropriate we celebrate this Labor Day weekend with a little pool time. The last hurrah to summer.

Have a happy and safe Labor Day everyone! 🙂

Favorite Video Friday – German Shepherd pool time

July 19, 2012 7 comments

Whew! This hot weather has me wishing I lived on a lake. How about you?

A friend and I were recently discussing how we wished we had a transporter like they had on Star Trek. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to transport yourself to a mountain lake? The weather has everyone talking drought (except for those in the United Kingdom where it has rained all summer), so I’m guessing the image of a lake or pool sounds lovely to most if us right now.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a transporter and I can’t give you a lake, so I did the next best thing and chose a video that is sure to cool you off, or at the very least, make you laugh. Enjoy this German Shepherd’s antics as she enjoys her swimming pool.

Happy Friday!

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