These sweet summer mornings with just Mom and me awake are rapidly becoming a favorite part of my day. Today we woke at sunrise and, although I am color-blind, I could still appreciate the magic and excitement of the Sun gradually taking his place in the sky, and of the changes that I could see in the clouds and in the sky itself. Mom scratched behind my ears and told me I was a good girl. I felt happy and content.
Then a rabbit appeared out of the woods and began to hop happily in the yard – MY yard. In a split second the moment of serenity was over and I was streaking off after it, muscles pumping and legs churning, determined to snatch this rabbit in my jaws and bring it home to my masters as a gift. At the last second, as my teeth clamped together in the air over its furry tail, it scooted under the neighbor’s fence and I was denied again. Drat.
Sometimes, on these quiet mornings like today, Mom will put her coffee that she’s been drinking down on the grass and relax in a chair out back while I explore the yard. I take this opportunity to sneak up behind her and finish the cold coffee in her cup while she has her eyes closed. Mom’s coffee is good to me because she puts something in it, while Dad just drinks it black. I never steal his. I never drink too much coffee or drink it too often because Mom and Dad are very careful about table food, but sometimes she slips up. And I am right there to slurp it up.
Today, Donna and Paul are coming over to play in the pool. From the looks of this morning, it’s going to be a very nice day! Mom ordered me some pet sunscreen that she found online as well as some nose and paw protection. That might sound silly and overprotective, but I have pink skin and thin white hair, and I love to be outside, so I am in danger of getting a sunburn now that the weather is heating up.
For today, Mom says I have to lie under the umbrella or in the shade next to the house. No problem on my part!
Have a great day and thanks for reading! I hope the weather is just as nice wherever you are.