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We had a blast this past weekend in Fredericksburg!!!!

This was my vacation to live and be more dog! We took this vacay solely for the dogs… a first for me. But whatever the dogs wanted they got, we walked for miles, we rolled in grass, we (they) peed on everything, they sniffed more butts than I can count, we slept in, we woke up early, the list goes on and on! It was nice to do things just for them.

We got to Fredericksburg Friday night and relaxed at the hotel. Saturday morning we decided to check out the Chancellorsville battlefield. It was there that we did a 4.2 mile walk! The puppers had a blast!! I’m pretty sure all of the trees on that battlefield now belong to Finn and Domino lol. Then we rushed to the hotel to get ready to head to the Hartwood winery. While getting ready we got a great surprise and ran into Sally, Myrtle and Frankie outside of the hotel! Myrtle and Frankie are two of the sweetest pups and my dogs loved them. And Sally has to be the nicest person I’ve ever met! She got their first greetings on video thank goodness.

Once at the winery it was all about wine and puppy playtime. The dogs lounged, Frankie howled and the people had a great time. The dogs were exhausted from their 4 mile walk, so we skipped the party at Deb’s rental house πŸ™ I wish we hadn’t, it looked like so much fun!

Sunday morning was lazy, we slept in and were lazy until time for the big party. Once there we participated in the blessing of the hounds before heading out on the scavenger hunt. Another nice long walk for the boys to help wear them out and relax the rest of the party lol. After that it was nice to just hang out with everyone! Then door prizes and raffles…. lol we may have won a lot. We won the door prize basket, the odd item basket, then I won a raffle for a beautiful Tripawd necklace made by Rene, and a raffle for a bottle of wine from Greyt Heart Service Dogs. The memorial bonfire made me cry, which gave Domino reason to cheer me up, which he did by rolling and flopping all over me on the ground! I hope someone got it on camera because it was hilarious. It was sad to say goodbye to everyone, but we had an amazing time. I can’t wait until next years party already!

This weekend really opened my eyes even more so to my dogs. They had the best time just being around us. I see many more vacations just for them in the future.

Here are the few pictures and videos I got, I was too busy having fun to snap pictures apparently lol.

Cassie, Domino and Finn πŸ™‚

Relaxing at the hotel

Relaxing at the hotel

Where am I supposed to sleep!?

Where am I supposed to sleep!?




Worn out pups

Worn out pups


Finn at Hartwood Winery

Finn at Hartwood Winery

Domino at Hartwood Winery

Domino at Hartwood Winery

Frankie and Myrtle!!

Frankie and Myrtle!!

Roscoe and Tanner

Roscoe and Tanner

My favorite picture of the boys this weekend

My favorite picture of the boys this weekend

My beautiful necklace!

My beautiful necklace!

On the ride home :(

On the ride home πŸ™

9 Responses so far »

  1. benny55 said,

    May 26, 2015 @ 4:00 pm     Reply

    CASSIE!!!! THESE ARE GREAT!!!! The close up of Finn and then if Domino at rhe winery…ADORABLE!!!! Sooooo glad you shared these! It’s so much fun to relive the memories through all these photos!

    I lpve how you chronicled your vacation! A true vacation indeed!! Finn is as big as that cannon! And he makes Domino look so tiny!

    Talk about great dogs and great humans….love this pack! Like all of us, I don’t think I ever saw Cassie and her friend with huge smiles in their faces!

    And are front leg tripawds adorable when they roll around or what?!

    Frankie and Merry Myrtle were exhausted! I can only imagine how tired you and your gang were!

    It was such an honor to meet you and a privilege to be next to you in the hotel! Merry ?yrtle sure did like Mr. Finn!

    Thank you for giving Domino a chance to experience life with love and joy!

    And I’m so glad you made it a REAL vacation! Deserved, well deserved!

    Mich love to all!!!!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too and Frankie too!

  2. benny55 said,

    May 26, 2015 @ 4:01 pm     Reply

    And yeah…you had to be there…….they kept winning every prize!! So funny! And that necklace is BEAUTIFUL!

  3. jerry said,

    May 26, 2015 @ 5:53 pm     Reply

    Wonderful pictures and the video is priceless. Thank you so very very much for making the long trip up to the pawty, it was so fun because you were all there! What an honor and so much fun to meet all of you! Let’s do it again soon.

  4. Christine said,

    May 26, 2015 @ 7:01 pm     Reply

    Memorial Campfire? I bet there was not a dry eye on the lawn!! Excellent weather for a great gathering!!
    Christine…. with Franklin in her heartβ™₯

  5. Michelle said,

    May 27, 2015 @ 12:14 am     Reply

    So awesome. I am so glad you got to go and Dom & Finn had a great vacation. Looks like from all the pictures I saw that it was a wonderful time by everyone.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  6. zachdog1 said,

    May 27, 2015 @ 12:39 am     Reply

    Love the pics! It was good to meet you. I wish we could have stayed with y’all a little longer..

  7. Karma said,

    May 27, 2015 @ 2:40 am     Reply

    Thanks for the pics Cassie. Dom and Finn are adorable.

    We sure missed going. Glad you had fun.
    Karma, Addy and the gang, and always our angel Brendol

  8. maximutt said,

    May 27, 2015 @ 6:16 pm     Reply

    Great story, great photos, great pawty, great dogs!!!!

  9. benny55 said,

    May 28, 2015 @ 2:47 am     Reply

    I loke to pop back over here and look at the photos again!

    Yeah, that photo on the bottom of the two of them side by side looking at the camera with matching toothy grins….love that!

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