I've come to realize that I'm absolutely dog crazy. My pups are constantly amazing me and teaching me the simple life lessons I probably should've already learned. Rather than drive my human loved ones crazy with dog chatter, I'll unload it on you, my fellow dog crazies. Enjoy the show.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Earth tried to eat my dog today!
The earth tried to swallow Arwen today. It’s true. We were on our early morning walk, racing the clock to beat the rising heat. There were just a few clouds in the sky and everything was just waking up. We could hear the birds chirping and the zooming of cars in the distance, grasshoppers waiting until the last second to reveal themselves, then jumping for cover.
The heat has been oppressive and truly dangerous here, reaching triple digits in Dallas every day since July 2nd. That’s 19 straight days, folks, and it’s really getting old. But before I complain more, I was reminded by a Facebook friend today to put our heat issues into perspective. While we’re complaining, there are others carrying weapons, wearing full combat gear and hoping not to get shot in the same weather we’re dealing with – we should count ourselves lucky.
I thought I was alert on our walk, keeping an eye out for small creatures Arwen might try to chase. Clearly not alert enough. Arwen stepped into a mammoth sized crack in the earth, her entire paw disappearing far below the path. She didn’t yelp, but looked down surprised. I immediately checked her paw to look for injuries.
“Well, this is new”, she surely thought.
The earth tried to swallow my dog today. We really need some rain.