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!
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!
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!