Our first encounter was with a family of geese, who were travelling with their babies.
They started out in a pack, and then they had a little swim in front of the dock, with the adults alternating with the babies, which was very cute.
Our second encounter was with a squirrel. My dad was eating nuts on the patio, and he tossed one to a squirrel, who took it and ran around to the side of the house to eat it, which was adorable. I did get a video, but my hand was in the way, as you can see in the photo. He returned the following day to look all around my dad's chair, and then the day after that, as well, but he was disappointed on both occasions.
And then the last encounter happened today. Our week at the cottage is a bit floating, as it's marked as the second week in which it is July, so this year it's a week earlier than usual since July started early in the previous week. So, we normally see a lot of loons around the cottage, but this year we didn't see any, and we wondered if it was because we were earlier in July, and that seems a valid theory as this morning, which we normally would have arrived, the loons came to visit. A breeding pair. Those things can dive forever. I swear one was under for a full two minutes.
And finally, Miss Ascii, who thoroughly enjoyed her week at the cottage.