Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Dog Day Afternoon



While enjoying a nice Sunday drive, Michael and I dropped by Rock Harbor, a marina on the Cumberland River.  We found Bentley sunning himself on this boat and waiting patiently for his owner who was in Blue Lagoon Restaurant in the marina.  While we walked along the dock, Bentley stayed in the same place on the boat, sitting up only once to change positions (Below).

Just before we left, Bentley's owner came out of the restaurant called the dog over.  He told me that Bentley is an American Lab, hence his chest and paws are larger than and English-bred Lab.  He also told me that Bentley loves boating, the water, and duck hunting.

Rock Harbor is about 10 minutes (by car) from downtown Nashville.  It has 155 covered wet slips for  25'-55' boats.  Electricity and water are included in the slip rental, but cable TV is extra (Ok.  I'm at a loss for that one!).

13 comments:

Virginia said...

Hard to imagine bigger paws on a Lab. Bentley is so cute sunning himself on that nice boat.

Jilly said...

You don't often meet a lab who doesn't love water - what a lovely shot - dog and boat and commentary. You and I, Chris, both nuts about dogs!

Webradio said...

The dog is not a good pilot...
It doesn't look at front of !

babooshka said...

Dogs and water go hand in hand don't they?

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Olivier said...

il a de la chance ce chien , il a un beau bateau et il va faire une belle promenade en mer.

he is lucky this dog, he has a beautiful boat and it will make a beautiful promenade at sea

Eki Akhwan said...

Hi Chris,
Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Bentley looks so cute on that boat. He's not afraid of water? :)

Halcyon said...

Bentley looks like a fine watch dog. I bet he loves to go out on the lake and swim.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Three cheers for Bentley. He is one dog who seems to know he has it made.

Bergson said...

A rich dog
it seems to await the driver; it does not have the licence to lead this boat

Lady Di Tn said...

Handsome Lab. Bentley is a great name too. Looks like you and hubby are enjoying his retirement. Peace

Steve Buser said...

These shots reminded me about a shot I did on New Orleans Daily Photo about "sail dog" last year
http://neworleansdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2007/06/sail-dog.html

Your commentary wraps it all together really warmly.

Kate said...

Bentley obviously is a well-trained dog, and a handsome one, too. Re. your question: I taught in the literature department: World lit, Creative writing, American lit and survey courses. Loved it, loved the students, but also love retirement. Couldn't face grading another paper!!

Ming the Merciless said...

Bentley lives a charmed life.