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“I Don’t Know” is on 3rd

Fall is in the air, which means I get to accompany mommy to lacrosse practice and softball games.  Last week, I attended my first softball game.  Mommy plays on a team for her company so her colleagues saw me in person for the first time.  I’m sure mommy’s coworkers will tell you that I look just as cute, actually, take that back, I look cuter in person than pictures of me that mommy has at work. 😀

I sat in the dugout during the game.  When it was over, mommy let me on the field.  Everyone was impressed that I was so well behaved and stayed by mommy’s side the entire time…little did they know I’m co-dependent. 😉

If you don’t know what the title of this blog alludes to, youtube Who’s On First by Abbott & Costello.  Until next time!

~ Luke

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You’re looking at an All Star 3rd baseman here!

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I’m looking in the dugout because I’m fascinated by the coach’s weird hand signs.

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What do you mean you’re taking me out of the game and I’m benched?! How rude!

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Hey man, pass the bag of sunflower seeds…every time I watch baseball on tv, I always see players eating sunflower seeds.

More beachcombing adventures

Back on Independence Day weekend, I went to Matapeake Beach in Stevensville, Maryland with Lita and Riley.  I’m glad I had a chance to re-visit these pictures because it prepares me for next month’s beach trip to Virginia Beach during Columbus Day weekend.  Not only will I get to touch the Atlantic Ocean with my own four paws for the first time, I will have a chance to play in salt water, AND stay in a dog friendly hotel by the ocean!!!!!!!  How cool is that?!?!?!?!  😀

I will make sure tons of pictures are taken during the trip and share them with everyone.   Have a great weekend!

~ Luke

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With my trusty PFD, I can play in the water twice as long as other dogs.

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That little black blob in the background is Riley.

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I love playing fetch!

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Blah! I got seaweed in my mouth!!

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I fetched the red ball. Riley is swimming towards the tennis ball.

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Lita is suspicious of this interloper. She’s a brave puppy!

A hiking we will go!

Back in April, I went on a hike at Scott’s Run Nature Preserve, which is right next door to Great Falls National Park.  According to the trail map, we were supposed to hike down an easy embankment to the Potomac River.  Instead we followed a trail that led to a steep rocky cliff overlooking the river.  Needless to say, we never made it down to the Potomac River.  This place always floods after heavy rains so maybe the trail washed away that day…or maybe Aunt Kwyn can’t follow a map to save her life. 😉

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Come on slow pokes! Follow me!!

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I see the river behind the trees but who will lower me down the cliff? I should’ve taken rock climbing lessons.


Now fast forward three months later.  I went on a hike at Great Falls National Park today.  Guess what?  We found an easy trail to the Potomac River!  Our path led to a boat put-in/take-out area so access to the river was a hop, skip and a jump away.  It was hot and humid outside so the cool water was very refreshing.

Today was another day of Luke’s Adventures.  If you will excuse me, I had a long day and I need to go to sleep now.  Zzzzzzzzz.


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It’s gettin’ hot in here. So take off all your clothes. I’m gettin’ so hot I wanna take my clothes off. (btw, for those not hip, this is a song by Nelly)

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Do my eyes fool me? I see water down yonder!!

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Oh. This is a pleasant trickle of water flowing downstream.

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This is more like it! Hey dude! Mind if I join you?

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Too hot to trot

Boy it’s been hot outside this week and it’s supposed to be hotter next week!  I overheat within 10 minutes so I haven’t been playing outdoors much.  The good news is, there’s always a bbq or party on the weekend so I get to play with my doggy friends when the sun sets.  Tomorrow, I will see Lita as we celebrate great grandma’s 93rd birthday.  Hopefully we will have some pictures taken because I haven’t posted a pic of Lita in a while.

Have a great weekend everybody!


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Chillin’ out last Friday evening on the patio of Bogati Bodega Winery near Leesburg, Virginia.

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Humans, stop bothering me and drink your wine! I want to eat my snack in peace.



Everyday is my birthday

…but today really is my birthday!  I’m officially 2 years old.  Hard to believe how quickly time flies.

Today is also Father’s Day.  So just like last year, grandpa will share his day with me.  We’re having a family dinner tonight.  While everyone is busy prepping, I will lurk around the kitchen waiting for food to fall on the floor.  Maybe if I look extra cute, I will get scraps to eat too! 😀

Hopefully there will be cute birthday pics of moi to share later this week.  In the mean time, these pics below represent a typical day of Luke’s Adventures!


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Playing at the dog park before it gets too hot outside.

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Waiting my turn to taste a healthy organic green smoothie. This one has kale, spinach, banana, apple, orange and hemp protein powder.

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I always lick the glass clean.  Absolutely delicious!

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Trying to get to the goodies inside this treat. Honest Kitchen turkey happens to be the filling today.

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Play play play with my toys before falling asleep.

I blinked and May disappeared

Hiya peeps!

I can’t believe it’s already June.  Where did May go?!  I sure had spring fever.  The weather was perfect outside, not too hot and not too cold.  My social calendar was jam packed full of fun stuff to do every weekend.

We celebrated Mother’s Day at my aunt’s house.  I also played at the dog park, visited a vineyard, attended a BBQ and swam in a lake.  Life is good when you’re Lukie. 😉

Until next time!

~ Luke

P.S.  Somebody’s birthday is in two weeks!!

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Chillin’ with my homegirls on Mother’s Day. Riley is on the left, Lita is on the right, and I’m the monkey in the middle.

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Listenin’ to a bluegrass band play while having a picnic at Barrel Oak Winery on Memorial Day weekend. Everyone thought I was too cute with my shirt.


I met a new friend at a birthday BBQ. We have our eyes on the treat. Yum yum!


Cooling off in the lake.


Splish splash. I really swam far out!

I love picnics!

I spent a sunny afternoon hanging out with mommy and aunt Kwyn.  We went to the park for a hike then we had a picnic at a local winery.  We went to Quattro Goomba’s Winery in Aldie, Virginia.  This was the first time any of us visited here so we didn’t know what to expect.

It was crowded!  Everyone had a pitcher of the wine slushie and a couple slices of the homemade Sicilian pizza.  There was a live musician who played really good music.

Surprisingly, the wine slushie was delicious!  It was fruity and the wine was prominent.  This is a very refreshing drink when it’s too hot to drink wine outside.  So we did the same thing as everyone else (monkey see monkey do), we bought wine slushies and pizza.  Then we had a picnic and soaked in the sun.  It was a gorgeous day!  I was a happy boy!

~ Luke

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The four letter word that people dread…

SNOW!!!!! 😀

Just about all of the Washington DC area was shut down today.  Everyone here is sick and tired of snow…but Lukey LOVES it!

It’s hard to contain my excitement when I see the four letter word on the ground.  The first thing I do when I go outside is run, run, run as fast as I can.  They don’t call me Speedy Gonzales for nothing. 😉

~ Luke

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Crazy Lukey!!!!

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Stick chewing break before I run some more.

Snow shower!!

We had a quick snow shower this morning.  This is the kind of snow everyone likes.  It sticks to the trees and grass but not the street or sidewalk.  One would think that I’m all snowed out this winter.  Au contraire mon frere!

I LOVE snow!  I’m like a kid in a candy shop!! ~ Luke 😀

P.S.  We’re supposed to receive more snow tomorrow, kind of like today’s snow shower but with about 2 inches accumulation on the grass.  Yeah boy!


Where’s Lukie?!


I smell something!


I’m tracking the scent.


This is my best impression of a hunting dog.

That was a lot of snow!

We’re thawing out in the DC area after last week’s 10 inches of snow.  The temperature is supposed to be in the 50s this week so all the snow will melt soon.  😦

I made my slave (I mean aunt) take tons of pictures of me playing in the snow so the next couple of blogs will probably be snow heavy. 😀

This was the most snow I have ever seen in my life.  It was definitely useful hippity hopping along like a bunny rabbit.  Until next time!

~ Luke




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At first, I was intimidated by how much snow was on the ground.

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I slowly walked outside, checking out my surroundings.

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Whew! This is hard work walking in deep snow.

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Let me take a closer look to make sure it’s not cement.

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Wow, my legs are getting a workout.

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Wow! It’s getting deeper the further I walk away from the house.

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Time to hippity hop back home!

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Wheeee! This is fun!


Help me climb this tree!

There’s a bird high on a tree branch harassing me!  I’m at the dog park minding my own business and this little bird keeps taunting me by flying everywhere I go and chirping at me.

Please leave me alone.  I’m trying to get some exercise before we get hit with mixed precipitation for the rest of the week.

~ Luke

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I got bamboozled!

I went to the dog park a few days ago.  It was a warm winter day, perfect for some exercise after being cooped up in the house due to bad weather.  Unfortunately, it was a big mud pit and I ended up getting a bath after I came home.

What?!  You don’t like a muddy Lukey who smells like sour pickle and wet dog? 😉

Needless to say, I won’t be returning to the dog park until it dries out. 😦

~ Luke

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Don’t let this dry spot fool you. The rest of the park was muddy!

Hemlock Overlook

I hiked a trail at Hemlock Overlook in Clifton, VA this past weekend.  Mommy let me go off leash so I led the way for the 6 mile hike.  I would run about 30 feet ahead then run back to make sure mommy was okay.  So technically, I hiked more than 6 miles.

I was zonked out when we got home.  All I did was sleep the next day.  I can’t wait to go back again!

~ Luke

P.S. I went to the vet clinic for my annual examination a couple days ago.  Guess how much I weigh?  52 pounds of lean muscle.  The vet was impressed with my shiny coat and white teeth.  What can I say?  I look GOOD. 😉


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Silver Lake

Hi everybody!

The weather was gorgeous today.  It was partly sunny, breezy and 66 degrees, perfect for a visit to the lake.  I had fun fetching sticks in the water (if it didn’t go out too far).  Best of all, two geese swam by and I was tempted to go out and say hello to them.  I’m not ready to swim yet so wading is fine for now.  Have a great weekend! ~ Luke

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