Last weekend my husband and I went fishing at Salmon Lake in the Sierra’s. It was a rather gusty day but the fishing was good. It was quite still at times, and then the wind would pick up and you could hear it coming before it swept down and touched your face. There weren’t many people out on the lake but there were quite a few dogs sitting in kayaks and canoes, looking as pleased to be there as their owners were to have them tagging along.
The first dog was Cody and I asked his name thinking that it would be the only dog that I would see out floating on the lake. I have been there many times and have never seen a dog gliding across the water. Often they are playing fetch or resting on the banks of the lake. Not too long after Cody had passed by a few times, came two more dogs.
They stopped for some time at the cove next to ours. They were having a wonderful time playing on the bank and in the water. Fairly soon after these dogs and owners left, came two more dogs.
There were again two dogs, one in one kayak and one in another. I was a little late in capturing a good photo of the other dog. But I can tell you that they both looked as happy as they could be. These two, each had a life vest on. It was my initial thought that these dogs were the most loved, because they were wearing life vests. Upon thinking further, wouldn’t it be hard to do the doggie paddle with a life vest on? Not to worry, as no one tipped over and they all looked like they were having a great time. If the lake is, “going to the dogs,” I’m happy to see it. Their presence brought an extra bit of joy to my watery surroundings.
I should mention that it is an excellent time to go see the wildflowers. They are everywhere, next to streams, springs, and sprouting from the crevices of the rocks. It’s quite good viewing right now. I hope you’ll have the time to go enjoy this springtime weather soon.