Nola Visits Peaceful Bend


Meet Nola, a Burmese Mountain Dog, who visited Peaceful Bend on Sunday. I’ve never seen this breed before, but she is so pretty and friendly. Nola is a rescue dog who was saved from a puppy mill.


What a great adoring look she is giving her owner (and that tongue is adorable too)!  Nola had a lovely visit and enjoyed attention from everyone. However, Pepe got a bit jealous of all the attention (as usual) and had to try to upstage Nola:


Well, he’s either trying to upstage her, or figure out how to jump head first into the snack cooler!

Thanks for visiting Peaceful Bend, Nola. I hope you had a great camping trip and that your owners enjoyed their Dry Creek. Cheers!

Wine Up Your Weekend!

But first, I have one more photo of Pepe to share today:

The clouds rolled in Wednesday afternoon, threatening rain that never materialized unfortunately.  But, the lack of rain gave me a chance to hike around with Pepe.  Here he is waiting patiently for me to finish my photo session.

But now to look ahead to this weekend!  The clouds and wind did bring a nice little cool front through.  According to the weather channel we should be enjoying mid-eighties for our temperatures this weekend – perfect picnic temps!  I hope you can swing by the winery and enjoy a nice bottle of wine, a few friends and the fact that you aren’t baking to a crisp with us this weekend!

If you are at Lake of the Ozarks this weekend, come on by The Country Club Hotel & Spa at Lake Ozark to say hi to me during the 19th annual Wine and Brew Festival from 2-6pm.  Find more information about the festival click here.

For those that remember Julie and miss her, she’ll be at the winery throughout the weekend on a camping trip with her friends.  I know she would enjoy saying hi to you when you come by.

I hope you have a wine-derful weekend – Cheers!

Polite Pepe – Show and Tell

There’s no doubt about it, Clyde and I love our not-so-puppy-anymore puppy dog, Pepè.  Not only because he has been with us since day one, but also because he’s so doggone polite.  See that picture above?  He always pulls his chair up to the table and never, ever, puts his elbows on the table!

We’re not the only ones who love him though it seems.  Check out these customers who were enchanted by Pepè’s charms…..

Dave came in and tasted wine on an outing from his family reunion at Wildwood Springs Lodge last week.  After the tasting finished up, he had to join our doggies on the floor.  While Maggie mostly ignored Dave, our neat-o Pepito woke up to chat for a bit.

I wondered if maybe Dave sampled a bit too much wine, but Pepe told me he was just fine – Dave was just “a dog person” was all!  After a short conversation, Dave decided Pepè and Maggie had the right idea:

…to lie down a relax for a while! 🙂  (Pepè wants me to let you know that it was very nice to meet you Dave!)

Later in the weekend, Steve and his wife came by for a bit of wine.  While Steve’s wife was in the restroom, Pepe felt Steve might be a little lonely.  So Peps pulled up a chair for a chat….


“You know, that cheese spread is delicious.  And those whole wheat crackers give you fiber too,” Pepe told Steve.  “Katie will be happy to provide you a knife to cut that cheese into chompable size portions.”

That puppy of ours is so polite.