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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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It’s time to visit vineyards!

Spring has sprung and it’s warm enough to sit outside and have a picnic at local vineyards.  That means yours truly gets to tag along at dog friendly vineyards.

Last Friday, I visited Sunset Hills Vineyard in Purcellville, Virgnia.  I was chillin’ on the porch as we listened to live music.  It rained but the sky opened up enough for a nice picture of the sunset.

I hadn’t seen aunt Kim in forever but I recognized her as soon as she got out of her car.  I did my whimpering doggie thing and she was putty in my hands. 😉

Grandma and grandpa have been feeding me too many treats since Christmas and I packed on the winter pounds.  Well, aunt Kim (she’s a veterinarian) confirmed that I was obese.  Now that the weather is nice, I will be doing a lot of hiking so I’ll be back to my normal healthy svelte self sooner than you can snap your fingers. 😀

Have a happy Easter and Passover everyone.  Until next time!

~ Luke

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Staycation Day 3

On Sunday, Lita, mommy Jenny, Aunt Kwyn, Cousin Amy and I went vineyard hopping in Middleburg, VA.  It was a nice spring day, not too hot and not too cool, so we spent the entire day outside.  It was awesome!

The first vineyard we visited recently opened in the fall.  None of us had been there before so it was a huge gamble.  There was live music outside on the patio to keep Aunt Kwyn entertained as she stayed with Lita and me.  Mommy and Cousin Amy (Aunt Kwyn’s guinea pigs) went inside for a wine tasting and came out 15 minutes later…empty handed.  Uh oh.  That meant the wines were not good so we moved on.

Good thing we had a backup plan because Chrysalis Vineyards was right around the corner.  We spent a couple of hours having a picnic there.  Lita and I ate dog treats and the occasional human cracker.  I also chomped away on fresh strawberries.  They were yummy sweet!  Lita, who doesn’t normally eat fruits,  finally succumbed and ate one too.  I heard the strawberries were delicious paired with the Sarah’s Patio White wine.

Our last stop of the day was Barrel Oak Winery.  There were tons of people having a picnic, it felt like the beach sans water.  Just about everyone had a child or a dog with them.  Aunt Kim felt well enough to join us so she met us there.  Reportedly, the Reserve Petit Verdot and Chardonnay were yummy!

The vineyard didn’t close until 8:30p so we stayed for dinner and to watch the sunset.  There was a vendor that sold brick oven pizzas so I had my share of yummy pizza crust.  Lita and I also received a dog biscuit from the winery staff…and I stole a biscuit from a dog next to us who didn’t want his.  Hee hee.

It was an awesome Sunday and I couldn’t imagine anything topping it off.  However, I knew we had BIG plans for Memorial Day Monday…going to the beach!!!!!!  Stay tuned! ~ Luke

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The first vineyard on our stop.  Lita and I are patiently waiting for our mommies to return from wine tasting.  The music was jammin’.

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Off to Chrysalis Vineyards!  Lita photobombed this pic.  Haha.

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I wanted to run over to the people next to us playing the bean bag toss game.  Darn leash!

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Lita and I patiently waited under the picnic table for some treats.

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We passed the time by playing.

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Last stop, Barrel Oak Winery! We set up our picnic blanket on top of the hill.

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Look how crowded it is!

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The view from their patio.

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Sunset so it’s time to go home.