I like to do everything in a big way. That’s just the kind of dog I am. You always know where you stand with me. When I like you, I’m going to put my paws on your shoulders (or, at least try to reach your shoulders) and give you a slobbery kiss. If I don’t like you…then, not so much. But I haven’t met anyone I don’t like yet.
My “go big or go home” approach applies to playing Fetch, too, as well as chewing on sticks. The tree in our backyard provides me with a lot of sticks to choose from, but personally, I prefer big branches that I can really sink my teeth into. I guess people are kind of the same way. They like a project they can really work on, something worth their time. When I have a nice big branch to play with, I’ll be busy in the backyard for quite a while. When I get tired, I’ll just lie around and bask in the sun.
And I am doing a lot of lying around in the yard. Today is the first day of Summer Vacation. Jamie is out of school and we are all home, except for Dad, who still has to work. I love it because there is no rushing around to get out of the house in the morning! No early rides to and from school or quick shoves into the crate.
However, all this lying around today, and that extra-large branch I was occupied with, caused me to stay out in the yard and get a sunburn. Yes, a sunburn, who knew? White dogs with light skin can burn in the sun and now I have a pinkish snout and face, and feel quite warm to the touch. Not much I can do about it except for drink a lot of water and stay in the shade. I’m a real Hot Dog!