Monday, November 22, 2010

Chance: Bravery at Cedar Lake

Sometimes Far Side scares me, not on purpose..well maybe.  Like over at Cedar Lake which is in the Two Inlets State Forest.

There was a dock pulled out of the water at the Public Access.  In Minnesota most people pull out the their docks because in the spring when the ice goes out the force of the ice moving around in the wind and coming ashore can take out your entire it is one of those rites of spring..the “putting in” event in the spring and the “taking out event” in the fall.


I got up on the portable dock just like she wanted, then I hopped right back off.  Far Side called me a “Scaredy Cat” then a “Chicken Dog.”  She is afraid of heights too..and she didn’t get up there. She said “Chance I cannot hold your paw and take your photo at the same time “Be Brave!”

IMG_9289 Then Far Guy being my brave leader and hero got up did he do that?  I wanna go too..If he did it I can do it too.  Sometimes you just need a friend to show you the way.

IMG_9290 One that encourages you along the way.


One that greets you after what seems like a really long scary journey.


One that stays by you..there..we did it together! Just another adventure on the end of a dock that was covered in goose poop. This was Cedar Lake on Friday November 19, 2010.  Far Side likes this little lake, it has a picnic area and a fire ring and it looks like it has a sandy bottom..we will probably have to come back again next summer to play in the water:) 


  1. Aww sweet:) Glad to see that at least it isn't cold enough to freeze that lake yet, although maybe it is by today:(

  2. That is what life is all about...someone to help you along the way when it gets a bit scary.

    Great post!


  3. So glad ya have a good friend in that Far Guy to help ya along the way!

    Shame, Shame on Far Side for callin' ya chicken dog!!! Heeehehehe!

    Have a terrific day Chance curled up by a nice warm fire!!! :o)

  4. Chance is the best. I love the post about this wonder dog. Be sure he gets a good bit of turkey. No bones though.

  5. Dear Chance,

    You will always be my hero. No matter what!

    Emma Rose

  6. Chance - - you are an amazing dog - - - - willing to put yourself at risk for those you love most - - - even when they tease you. My guess is MAN is your best friend today rather than WOman - - - but you and Far Guy are her best friends for helping her get great pictures. Once again you all found beautiful, brilliant blues.

  7. i love the storie line. btw my spelling is not good at all but ill do my best. i loved the storie line, my aunt has 3 dogs that look like yours beautiful dog.

  8. Chance, you are such a BRAVE dog! And you did it, and you have the pictures to prove it. :-)

  9. Cool! Bob sets on top of the cars, in the yard. I think he and Chance would have great fun.

  10. Nice post and photos ! Chance your wonderful !

  11. Great pictures...bravery demonstrated. We all are much braver when we have a friend.

  12. Chance, you are a hero. What you won't do for Far Side and her photography. It's a beautiful lake and I am happy you three had a nice outing. Love you all!

  13. Nice. We can all use friends like that.

  14. Well, Chance, our Barney is still scared of little girls with twirling umbrellas but once he sees they are his girlfriend under them he forgets the scarey stuff. It is hard to be elevated without understanding what is there but you are so brave. Barney is sound asleep on the couch, all spread out, as cold weather makes him tired.

  15. We need one of those docks. No ice flows but we have a changing shore line! But then not sure why we'd need a dock?


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