I hope all of you had a wonderful summer. I helped mom in the garden, did some patrols of the neighbor's orchard and did some swimming in the river.
|Chasing critters in the neighbor's orchard|
My summer was plagued by one nasty critter.
|We have named him Pepe LePeu|
Now one evening I was walking in the neighbor's orchard when I took off after Pepe. Now Pepe didn't like me chasing him and turned his butt towards me and the next thing I know my eyes are running and I am having troubles breathing. I go running to mom and mom immediately knows what happened and tries to get the leash on me to take me home. As we are walking home, I keep stopping and rubbing my face in the grass. My eyes were running something horrible and they were a bit swollen and I was dry heaving. I also didn't smell so good, BOL. Now obviously momma and I were heading home in the same direction that Pepe was going as mom heard something and turned around in time to see Pepe raise his tail and then he sprayed mom. Now mom didn't smell so good, BOL!
Now I got one bath out in the garden and then mom had dad come and smell me and he kept asking mom to back up because he really couldn't tell which one of us smelled worse. So mom took off her clothes and put them in the truck box and there she is standing outside in her boy shorts, sports bra and rubber boots, ah, now that must have been a sight, and she is scrubbing me once again. As she is scrubbing me, she hears from across the river "Dad, there is a woman across the river washing her dog and all she is wearing is her underwear!" So mom shouts back, "take a picture!" Now seriously pups, there is quite a distance from that house across the river, so they obviously were looking through binoculars or something similar. Had mom been thinking faster she should have shouted, "you really need to put down the binoculars". But I have digressed now haven't I?! Hmm, anywhoodle, I got about three baths because of Pepe that day!
I have also visited with my grammy at the care home. My grammy turned 90 this summer and mom and aunty and I went to visit her. As mom was walking me through the halls of the care home one day, she hears from somewhere behind "Oh, that's Buddy. He's everyone favorite dog". One day I went with mom and grammy to grammy's exercise class in the morning. A gentlemen came into the exercise room. He had recently had a stroke and had not smiled since his stroke. He slowly maneuvered his wheel chair over to where I was sitting with mom. At that moment his wife came to visit him and mom saw her put her hand to her mouth and it looked like she was crying. Mom looks over at me, and this gentleman was holding my head between his hands and he was slowly caressing my head and I was looking so happy. So was he and he had a very broad smile on his face! Another time I went and said hello to a lady that had also had a stroke. I went and nuzzled her as she sat in her wheelchair and she slowly moves her hand over to caress me. I guess you could call me a quasi-therapy dog!
We have had an awesome fall and the farmers have enjoyed the warm weather which has enabled them to get their crops harvested.
|Watching the neighbor's harvest|
Four combines, 1 semi grain truck and 80 acres harvested in one hour! This is how we do things in the Great White North.
Now that it is fall, hunting season has started and these signs are going up. Obviously I know how to read, as I was running through the field and then I stopped and sat beside this sign and refused to move.
|Mom's eagle is still here|
A lot of our birds have left already this fall, but mom was happy to see that her eagle is still hanging around. We had a tiny bit of snow yesterday, but nothing appreciable and personally, I am looking forward to snow and winter. How about you!?
I hope all of my pals have had a pawsome summer and fall and are now ready for winter.