Gretchen here. Happy Dogs on Thursday! For obvious reasons, one of my nicknames has always been The Baby. When I was really little and could slip away from the pack and hide under things, Mama would just ask Sissy, “Where’s The Baby?” and Sis would find me.
It’s been very hot in the woods, which doesn’t slow me down much, but it makes Sissy lazy and boring and it makes Mama and Dadaw slow to let me out as often as I need to go out to patrol the yard. I mean, there are lizards, bugs, squirrels, deer…
Anyway, they presented me with a baby pool.
The first day, Dadaw just put some water in it and we kinda’ checked it out.
Sissy said it was just a big water bowl and we should try to empty it.
Finally yesterday afternoon, Dadaw scooped me up and explained the pool concept to me. It had rained, so it didn’t look so much like a giant water bowl anymore, but I took a sip anyway, to make Sissy happy.
They were even able to talk Sis into the pool, but she still insisted on trying to drink it dry.
I kinda’ enjoyed cooling my heels. Mama’s hoping I’ll decide to hop in and out of the pool to stay cool, and I just might!