Great Omelettes, Bill! Goodbye, Apache and Lola! Thank You! — Orchard Park, NY
Bill and Joanna, Thank you for your gracious hospitality! We loved the grounds and will return if /when we are up here again. I will miss the dogs! Lola let me give her a belly rub this morning! — Port Townsend, WA
Here is a group of photos from a Finnish Facebook friend who has keeshonden, like our Lola and Apache.
Apache just got a new yellow life-jacket and is learning to swim in the pool!
We haven’t found one that fits Lola properly yet.
Since Keeshonden are commonly known as Dutch barge dogs, it seems natural that they might take to fishermen, to boats, and to the sea. But I think kissing, sleeping, and eating are some of their favorite things (all of which you can see in these photos).
A young return guest pulled out her trombone today to treat us to a few jazz and classical selections. Apache went crazy, coming over to check out the instrument, the music stand, and the performer. Little Lola jumped on Joanna’s lap to join the appreciative audience. I guess we shouldn’t have been surprised at their enthusiasm; after all, a trombone DOES have a BONE in it, right? Maybe that’s where the Bone in B&B comes from!
Lola Apache Melesa’s Bone
I LIKE THE DOGS APECH AND LOLA. I LIKE HOW THEY DO TRICKS FOR YOU AND I WILL MISS THEM. — a 9-year-old guest, Lake Oswego, OR
Thank you for your kind and generous hospitality. — her grandmother, Littleton, CO
What a paradise of tranquility and serenity you have created here! There is also a beautiful “spiritual retreat” atmosphere, which is nourishing to one’s soul. Thank you for creating such openness, kindness & hospitality. May the Lord continue to bless your lives to do His work on earth. Thank you Bill, Joanna, Apache & Lola! — (Dian Baker, Pianist, Phoenix Boys Choir) — Tempe, AZ
Yesterday I drove Apache to Waterbury, Vermont to the Ben and Jerry Ice Cream Factory to meet Maureen and John, who were bringing Lola, a 2-year-old Keeshond female show dog who didn’t care much for the ring. Maureen wanted to find a home where Lola can relax and become a companion, and we are so happy she picked us!