Monday, August 23, 2010
Is Fall Almost Here?
We're in our sixth week of temperatures over ninety degrees, often well over 90, sometimes over 100. In that time we had one cool day of only 88, but the following day shot back up again.
We're all getting tired of the heat and we're getting cross and impatient with everything. That goes for humans and canines alike.
Yesterday, mid day we decided that the dogs needed a special treat. We bought a watermelon. It was a great melon, meaty and very sweet without a single seed. We both tasted it and it was good.
We took their bowls of melon outside. Note the brown crispy grass. Everyone was pretty excited to see what was in the bowls.
There was a lot of barking and jumping and general rowdiness.
Before he could distribute the treats, Rob had to get some order back into the pack.
They started to calm down and sit in anticipation.
He gave them a little talk about manners. I'm sure they were impressed.
When things were relatively calm, he distributed the bowls of watermelon.
It was very cold and sweet and and things got very quiet as everyone got busy enjoying the melon.
Tsar was the only one who wasn't eating. He looked at his and walked away. He just doesn't seem to like melon, but we always give him the option, in case he changes his mind.
Samba, of course, was the first one finished. I swear that dog inhales her food.
Rob still had Tsar's bowl and was handing out pieces to those who were finished.
A line was forming for extras.
They were sitting nicely awaiting their turns.
There weren't going to be any leftovers with this group.
Look how patient they are.
Noah can't believe it's all gone.
They decided to check the bowls again, just in case someone missed a piece.
They finally realized the snack was finished and they headed for the door to get back inside the air conditioning.
Sky thought is was a great snack for a hot day.
Fudge agreed that it was cool and refreshing and he thinks we should do it again soon.