19 August 2007

Muzzer's big splurge!

As you all know...it is VERY hot in Azrizona. Frying eggs on the sidewalk is not a joke here. Muzzer does it all the time (not really!)

In a good year, we can have six or seven holidays in the summertime, much depends on when Easter/Passover is scheduled, but at the very least it is summer for Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and Halloween. And if you count holidays like Flag Day, Bastille Day, VE Day and VJ Day, well, that is a lot of picnics where it is too hot to eat outside.

Me 'n Teka have been deprived this summer. Lots of Doggies out here here have Puppy Pools! Some lucky dogs even have REAL swimming pools (Miss Rose did, for example.) But Me 'n Teka have been making do with the ratty old ugly hose, and this tin monstrosity that muzzer dragged out of the storage room.

I don't care if it is a hair loom. I don't care if Dad did take his bath in it when he was a little boy. I don't care if E.Rabbit and E.Beth had a lot of fun in it when they were tiny children.

It does not meet my minimum requirements, and Me 'n Teka have been telling muzzer that for a long time!


Muzzer went to the store today and she came back with this lovely puppy pool. Finally!

She hauled it into the back and put it in a sunny spot on the patio. She said "Gussie, see this? It is like the one that Butchy and Miss Snickers have in Iowa. We will fill it with water now, and when the water warms up, you and Teka can come out and play!"

Stupid Muzzer, this is Azrizona! The water that came out of the hose was VERY warm. It was about as warm as bath water. Certainly warmer than the water in the fountains in St. Loulis! Anyway..she tested it with her toes and said "Oh My! I guess you can get in right now!"

So Me 'n Teka did just that. And we had a great time. We splashed. We tried to get those fishies to play with us . We stuck our faces in the water. I, Gussie, tried to dig a hole in the water. That did not work, and I will have to go to school sometime soon so I will understand why.

Dad explained that you can't dig a hole in water, but he couldn't 'splain why. He said Physics was his worst grade in college, or somethin like that.

After my refreshing swim, I dried off in the sunshine on my grass. Then I got back in all over again and played some more.

When I got out the next time, I dried my face on muzzer's skirt. She thanked me for being so considerate, since it made her legs cooler.

Then Me 'n Teka went into the house and ran and ran and ran, until we were all dry. Muzzer followed us with a mop to make the paw prints go away. We try to include her in all our games. Tonight for dinner, we are having tacos, like Joey and Doofus did. A suitable meal for a happy day. 'Scuse me, I gotta go play in my puppy pool!



Agatha and Archie said...

We want a pool too! You are right! Teka does look like Agatha's girlfriend Roxanne!!!!! Love A+A

Ruby Bleu said...

Wow Gussie...that looked like so much fun!!! Glad you finally got a pool!

Stay cool...lots of licks, Ruby

Joe Stains said...

you should have come and got our stupid pool because I HATE IT and do not like to play in it EVER. Enjoy your tacos!!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Gussie,
Mama snuck the puter on so we could check your blog. It's still storming here, will it ever stop??
We're so happy Muzzer bought you a puppy pool. You'll really enjoy it. When Mama first fills our pool, the water is warm from the hose being out in the sun. Plus our very hot weather has kept the pool water hot too. So Mama changes it every few days for us. We hope you & Tika have lots of fun playing in it. Be sure to have Muzzer throw toys in for you to dive after, hehehehe!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Pacco de Mongrel said...

frying eggs!? u gotta be joking me....

it seems like ur living in a sahara dessert...

Maggie said...

OMG! You had an awesome day! A new swimming pool to play in and cool you down plus tacos! What could possibly be better!

Love ya lots,

Faya said...

The weather must be ill !!! Here in Switzerland we don't even had summer (well ok 2-3 days at 30° degrees that's all)... But to much rain, lakes and rivers are overfull... Strange weather...
Kisses, Faya

Jake of Florida said...

Congratulations on the new pool!! Muzzer did good!!

We have printed out your post to show it to Dogdad when he gets home. Between him and Mom, they should have enough pennies saved to get us one too. Our yard isn't fenced, but they could fix it so we couldn't escape. (And why would we want to if we had so much fun? Cause we're terriers, that's why!)

When you and Teka were in it together, did you make nice?

Jake and Just Harry

Cubby said...

Congrats on the pool!

Asta said...

That is the BEST!! you look like you're weally enjoying that pool..twy not to dig a hole in it, cause then it won't wowk anymowe. Going in the water is the onliest good thing to do in that heat..maybe you can let Muzzer sit in it with you.
Thanks for the info on the doggie wun..I never go to that one, and mine is OK but it's tewwible what happened. I bet your tacos were gweat!! I love tacos!
I wonn't have a pooter for a couple of days, I'll miss you lots!!!
smoochie kisses

Koobuss said...

Hi Gus!

I'm so glad that you and Teka got your own pool. Finally you will get some relief. Halloween is stil summer in your town? WOW!!

As for trying to dig a hole in the water, Koobus II tried to do it all the time and he didn't have any success either. I think it's because the hole fills up too fast with other water. That's what you have to concentrate on. Don't let the other water in. Get rid of that first.

Just trying to be helpful.

Lots of Koobuss Kisses (some for Teka, too)

Jackson said...

Hey Gus, what a great pool! Sadly I don't think it's EVER hot enough here for one (except on maybe one day a year if we're lucky!). Jx

Agatha and Archie said...

Gussie We food tagged you,Come and look!! A+A

Asta said...

youre the fiwstest one I'm answewing on the new pooter..I hae no ide how to do anything yet,but at least I can answer letters,YEAHHHHH!
I have no intention of becoming snobby..it's just a pooter, but guess what, you awe like a million feet tall in the pictuwes that's vewy cool
smoochie kisses


William Tell said...

If I had a pool that niced, I would be yelling "Cannonball!" every day. hee hee

William Tell

Mojo said...

Great to meet you Gus! Thanks for popping by.
I am truly jealous of your pool. I've been harassing my parents for days about this, 'cos it is suddenly hot here in England and my black saddle acts like a solar panel. the canal is too deep and the sea is too... well, the waves sneak up and grab you. Anyway, they won't get me a pool because they know I will bite holes in it. but I reckon that is half the fun. Have you punctured yours, yet?


Colleen said...

Hey Gus! Izzie here (www.izziesworld.blogspot.com). I'm in Arizona too, and my mom bought me that exact pool (well, she bought a plain blue one first, but I ate that one). And you are right about the hose water being warm. Some days I'd go as far as saying it's hot. But once it finally gets shaded by the fence, it cools down quickly.

Love your blog!